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  • 8/30/2014 3:26:42 PM
    2012 US Open champion Andy Murray tries to reach the fourth round for the seventh time in 10 years as he meets Russian Andrey Kuznetsov, who is playing in the third round of a major for only the second time. Murray hasn't reached a final since capturing the Wimbledon crown last July. The match follows Petra Kvitova's clash against Aleksandra Krunic on Louis Armstrong Stadium. The Czech third seed currently leads 3-2* in the opening set.
    8/30/2014 3:29:06 PM

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    8/30/2014 3:33:09 PM
  • Andy Murray joined Mark Petchey at the SkyPad to reflect on his victory over Germany's Matthias Bachinger last time out ... definitely worth a watch!

    8/30/2014 3:36:01 PM
  • [sunny] It's another sunny day at Flushing Meadows although it's slightly blustery. Temperatures are expected to reach 26 degrees Celsius, that's 79 degrees Fahrenheit.
    8/30/2014 3:41:13 PM
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    8/30/2014 3:42:11 PM
    [set] World No 145 Aleksandra Krunic from Serbia has won the opening set against third seed Petra Kvitova, 6-4, after 41 minutes of action on Louis Armstrong Stadium. The 21-year-old, who beat great American hope Madison Keys in the last round, is on the verge of causing an even bigger upset this afternoon!
    8/30/2014 3:53:44 PM
    [set] Italian 11th seed Flavia Pennetta wins the opening set, 6-4, against world No 135 Nicole Gibbs from Cincinnati. Meanwhile, Japanese 10th seed Kei Nishikori seems to hitting form again having had a cyst removed from his right foot just weeks before the start of the US Open. He leads 23rd seed Leonardo Mayer from Argentina, 6-4.
    8/30/2014 3:58:27 PM

  • 8/30/2014 3:59:15 PM

  • 8/30/2014 4:00:15 PM
    [tennis] World No 1 Novak Djokovic brings a 7-1 head-to-head record against Sam Querrey while Serena Williams is through to the third round for the 15th time in 15 appearances and faces left-hander Varvara Lepchenko, her third successive American opponent. Victoria Azarenka, the runner-up for the last two years, takes a 5-0 winning record into her third round tie against Elena Vesnina of Russia. Azarenka is bidding to win her 100th grand slam match. Tonight on Ashe, Tommy Robredo, a quarter-finalist last year, meets the lone teenager remaining in the draw, 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios, who reached the last-eight at Wimbledon where he knocked out Rafael Nadal. Kyrgios is trying to become the first teenager to reach the fourth round or better since 2008 when Juan Martin del Potro (19) reached the last-eight.
    8/30/2014 4:04:44 PM

  • FRUSTRATION: Petra Kvitova feels the pain against Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic  

    8/30/2014 4:08:46 PM

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  • 8/30/2014 4:11:59 PM
    [break] The pocket dynamo Aleksandra Krunic from Serbia breaks Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to now move a set and a break up. She's closing in on a place in the fourth round.
    8/30/2014 4:20:23 PM
    [game-set-match] Italian 11th seed Flavia Pennetta has seen off American hope Nicole Gibbs6-4 6-0 in 73 minutes. The 21-year-old made a total of 34 unforced errors. Pennetta will next face Australia's Casey Dellacqua or Czech Karolina Pliskova in the last 16.

    OH YES! Flavia Pennetta celebrates her win

    8/30/2014 4:32:15 PM
    [set] Kei Nishikori is closing in on victory against Leonardo Mayer. The Japanese 10th seed now leads 6-4 6-2, although he's 3-0 down in the third set. On Grandstand, big-hitting fifth seed Milos Raonic is 7-6(5) *4-3 up againsst 5ft 8in Victor Estrella Burgos from the Dominican Republic.
    8/30/2014 4:39:31 PM
    [break] Aleksandra Krunic will come out and serve for the match against Czech third seed Petra Kvitova after breaking her to lead 6-4 *5-4.
    8/30/2014 4:41:10 PM
    Serbian pocket rocket Aleksandra Krunic has played the match of her life to beat two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-4 6-4, after an hour and 38 minutes on Louis Armstrong.

    BIG UPSET! Krunic beats Kvitova in straight sets

    8/30/2014 4:46:43 PM

  • UP NEXT ... Andy Murray takes on Andrey Kuznetsov

    8/30/2014 4:49:30 PM
    [tennis] Andrey Kuznetsov caused a big upset at Wimbledon this year by beating stubborn Spaniard David Ferrer in five sets. Kuznetsov, ranked 96th, beat Fernando Verdasco in five sets on Thursday at Flushing Meadows, so Murray will be more than aware of the dangerous Russian ...

    8/30/2014 5:02:07 PM
  • [stats] The last time Andy Murray won a straight-sets match on Louis Armstrong Stadium was back in 2008!
    8/30/2014 5:03:48 PM
  • [cloudy] The clouds have gathered above Louis Armstrong, which will be welcome relief for the Scot.
    8/30/2014 5:04:40 PM
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    8/30/2014 5:05:44 PM
  • [tennis] We're underway between Andy Murray and Andrey Kuznetsov! The British No 1 will serve first ...
    8/30/2014 5:07:21 PM

  • 8/30/2014 5:07:38 PM
    The 2012 US Open champion, wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts, opens up with a comfortable hold, including his first ace of the match.
    8/30/2014 5:08:46 PM
  • [markpetchey] "Murray needs to play on the front foot if he wants to get through this one."
    8/30/2014 5:10:13 PM
  • [break] MURRAY *2-0 KUZNETSOV
    Russian Kuznetsov, who is playing in the third round of a major for only the second time. shows early signs of nerves and is broken to 15. The Scot does step up to take the ball early and finds a couple of easy winners down the line. A perfect start!
    8/30/2014 5:12:26 PM
    Kuznetsov smacks a scorching forehand up the line to earn a double break point on the Murray serve. The 23-year-old is unable to get anywhere near Murray's flat forehands though as the Scot saves them both. He comes to the net to make a firm volley and he keeps the Russian at bay. Good hold in the end!
    8/30/2014 5:16:29 PM

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  • FLYING START: Murray is 3-0* up in the opening set of his match against Russian Andrey Kuznetsov 

    8/30/2014 5:18:35 PM
    Amelie Mauresmo seems very happy with the way Murray has come out and attacked his opponent. The Russian hangs on to her serve for the first time today, despite being taken to deuce.
    8/30/2014 5:24:23 PM
    Kuznetsov, ranked 96th, has taken his time to make his mark in the senior ranks after winning the junior Wimbledon title in 2009, but has now reached the third round at successive grand slams. He's quick to close down the angles and make Murray hurry from the baseline, resulting in a lob which flies long. The Russian brings up a break point opportunity with a double handed backhand winner down the line, but he misses the target on his favourite forehand side. A kick-serve out side is then netted, so the 27-year-old from Dunblane holds on to his serve, despite some pressure.
    8/30/2014 5:29:35 PM
  • [break] MURRAY *5-1 KUZNETSOV
    Louis Armstrong is jam-packed for this Murray match. The eight seed is a real fans favourite in New York. He's an exciting player and he attacks the Kuznetsov serve at the start of this sixth game to move 0-30 ahead. The Russian nets his forehand to hand Murray a double break point. He only needs one chance as his opponent makes another basic error.
    8/30/2014 5:33:11 PM
  • [set] MURRAY 6-1 0-0* KUZNETSOV
    Amazing point at 15-15! Murray shows amazing ability to scramble around the back of the court before getting his racket to a volley and making the winner. An unstoppable ace hands him a set point and he takes it in 30 minutes. 

    A SET UP! Murray takes the opening set 6-1 in 30 minutes

    8/30/2014 5:36:55 PM
  • [markpetchey] "That was a perfect set of tennis from Andy Murray."
    8/30/2014 5:38:33 PM
  • [break] MURRAY 6-1 *1-0 KUZNETSOV
    Can't really disagree with Marck Petchey's assessment of the first set. Murray came out like he meant business this afternoon. He's bossing his opponent and is hitting the ball flat and true. The Scot hits a stunning pass on his second break point of the game to make the early break. This could be over in a jiffy if the Russian doesn't get his act together pretty soon!
    8/30/2014 5:42:15 PM
    Kuznetsov opens up a break point chance against the 2012 US Open champion, but he cracks his double-handed backhand into the net. Murray moves in to bring up the advantage and the Scot eventually holds before giving it the big 'c'mon'.
    8/30/2014 5:47:13 PM

  • NOD OF APPROVAL: Amelie Mauresmo looks to be happy with Murray's lightning quick start

    8/30/2014 5:49:57 PM
    Eighth-ranked Murray is producing some sparking tennis out on Louis Armstrong in a high-quality contest. The Russian holds on to his serve, despite yet more pressure from the British No 1.
    8/30/2014 5:51:51 PM
    Murray has been a picture of calm so far this afternoon in New York. He mixes up his game with some more slices and it's Kuznetsov, who won the junior title at Wimbledon in 2009, who cracks under the pressure.
    8/30/2014 5:57:18 PM
    It's nowhere near as hot as it had been on Monday, with the cloud cover no doubt welcome for Murray, who again has his four-man fan club in residence chanting his name from the top tier. Kuznetsov courageously holds on to his serve after being taken to deuce again. He's still a break down in this second set.

    8/30/2014 6:01:15 PM
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