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Summary

  1. Andy Murray beats Adrian Mannarino 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 6-1
  2. GB's Aljaz Bedene loses 6-3 4-6 4-6 2-6 to Donald Young
  3. Jo Konta stuns Garbine Muguruza 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (4-7) 6-2
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By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

So Andy Murray can sleep well tonight, safe in the knowledge that his name is in the hat for round three of the US Open.

You can sleep well knowing, well, that Andy Murray's name is in the hat for round three of the US Open.

We'll be back when Murray takes on Tomaz Bellucci on Saturday. Until then y'all...

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Andy, Andy, Andy! Why do you insist on doing this to us? 5 set thriller takes Murray through to R3 #bbctennis #USOpen

Britwatch

Along with Murray, there was plenty more British interest at Flushing Meadows today. Here's how they fared...

WINNER! Jo Konta stunned ninth seed and Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza to win  7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 after three hours and 23 minutes.

LOSER (boooo): Aljaz Bedene won the opening set against American Donald Young, eventually succumbing 3-6 6-4 6-4 6-2.

WINNER! Laura Robson and Colin Fleming, along with their respective partners, advanced in the women's and men's doubles.

Game, set and stats

Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 6-1 Mannarino

  • Murray earned his 11th win of the season against left-handers by beating Mannarino
  • Murray is aiming to reach his 19th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final
  • Mannarino has still not beaten a top 10 player at a Slam

Game, set and stats

Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 6-1 Mannarino

Right at the start of the evening you may recall I told you that Andy Murray had only ever lost one second round match at a Grand Slam. Well, France's Adrian Mannarino came close to following in the foosteps of compatriot Arnaud Clement who beat a teenage Murray in round two at Flushing Meadows in 2005.

But the Briton survived the scare, extending his record at this stage of a Slam to 35 wins.

Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 6-1 Mannarino

Andy Murray has been collared by another interviewer on his way back to the locker room and sounds rather weary as he dissects his win.

"I know he was hitting the ball well pushing me off the baseline," he tells Sky Sports. "I returned well but on break points he came up with big serves. I managed to fight through, it was very physical with a lot of running but I managed to get through."

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Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 6-1 Mannarino

Andy Murray catches his breath for the obligatory post-match interview on court.

"It was an extremely tough match," he, somewhat unsurprisingly, tells us. 

"He hits ball very flat, has fantastic timing, and it is difficult to read where he is going to hit the ball. Thankfully in the third set I managed to grab the break point after missing chances in the first two sets. Like I said - it was very tough."

And with that the interviewer, rather generously, tells Murray to waste any more energy talking and get back to the locker room for an ice bath.

Murray into round three

Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 6-1 Mannarino

These two poor blokes look absolutely shattered. Andy Murray finds a final burst of energy to raise his arms into the balmy New York air and throw his wristbands into the Arthur Ashe crowd. Adrian Mannarino manages a tired wave before trudging slowly off court and into the locker room. Someone give him a piggyback.

Game, set and match - Murray

Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 6-1 Mannarino

Phew! Finally, finally, Andy Murray sees off his plucky French opponent, crashing down an ace to win after a three-hour marathon match. Next up? Brazil's 30th-seed Thomaz Bellucci.

Murray breaks

*Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 5-1 Mannarino

Almost there. Adrian Mannarino has put in a remarkable effort against a man few expected him to beat, but Andy Murray's superiority has finally told. The Briton keeps Mannarino pinned back on the baseline and another tired backhand fails to beat the net as Murray clinches another break. Now he serves for the match...

Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 4-1 Mannarino*

Murray is galloping through these games as the finishing line moves ever closer. The Briton gifts a couple of points to the Frenchman, who can barely raise the energy to take further advantage. He weakly slaps a backhand into the tape at 40-30 as Murray edges closer towards victory.

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Delayed bedtime in this household. Murray giving us value for money! #bbctennis #usopen #gomurray

*Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 3-1 Mannarino

Hang on - Mannarino is not throwing in the towel just yet. The Frenchman staggers into life, attacking the Briton's backhand, before finishing him off with a crunching forehand winner.

Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 3-0 Mannarino*

Another Murray service game - another Murray hold to love. Mannarino has no answer to the third seed now. Or more accurately he has no energy to offer answers to the third seed. Murray's box jump to their feet as he moves 3-0 ahead and within sight of the third round.

Murray breaks

*Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 2-0 Mannarino

The end is nigh for Adrian Mannarino, I would respectfully suggest. Andy Murray flexes his muscles, suffocating the Frenchman in a vice-like grip. Mannarino is struggling to string two points together as he meekly surrenders his opening serve of the decider.

Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 1-0 Mannarino*

Feeling jittery at home? Imagine being Andy Murray. The Briton looks rather calm, as you would expect from a two-time Grand Slam winner, but his first action of the fifth set indicate otherwise. A double fault.

But that stirs Murray into action, rattling off four sharp points to easily hold.

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Game and fourth set - Murray

Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 Mannarino

Conserving energy? Pah. Andy Murray has no intention of doing that. The third seed does not allow a tiring Adrian Mannarino to cling on any longer, forcing the Frenchman into a trio of errors as Murray races 40-0 ahead. After a minor blip of a rogue forehand from Murray, Mannarino tosses the fourth set to his opponent with another double fault at the crucial time.

Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 5-3 Mannarino*

To my untrained eye, it appears that Adrian Mannarino is perhaps trying to save a bit of energy for the deciding fifth set. Murray rattles through another hold-to-love service game - now he is one game away from levelling this match.

*Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 4-3 Mannarino

Talking about New York pastrami (see below) left me needing to wipe the saliva off my keyboard. Sorry. In the meantime Murray and Mannarino exchange routine service games, the Briton holding to love in a matter of seconds, before allowing his French opponent to win his with the concession of just one point.

Bedene out

Bedene 6-3 4-6 4-6 2-6 Young

It's official. Andy Murray is the only British man left in the US Open draw...for the time being. Aljaz Bedene will not be returning to Flushing Meadows this week after home favourite Donald Young battles back to win in four sets. At least Bedene has the small consolation of being able to hang out in Manhattan if he wishes. I'd recommend the pastrami at Katz's Deli in Lower East Side.

*Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 3-2 Mannarino

Any idea Murray might have of wrapping up the fourth set as quickly as he did the third are quickly batted away by Adrian Mannarino. Murray eyes up another break at 40-30 before the Frenchman sidles up and whisks the game away with a crisp forehand volley.

Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 3-1 Mannarino*

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"Must hold, must hold, must hold." That's what I would be muttering to myself if I was Andy Murray right now. Although I'm sure one of the world's greatest sportsmen has better psychological techniques that that. Whatever he says to himself, it does the trick. Mannarino has a crack at the Briton, who makes a forced error with the forehand for deuce. But another ace - his 17th of the match - helps him regaining control before wrapping up the hold.

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Murray breaks

* Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 2-1 Mannarino

Exactly what the tennis doctor ordered for patient Murray. The Briton piles the pressure onto Adrian Mannarino, who is left with that sick feeling at the bottom of his stomach as he tosses away his service game. The Frenchman doubles faults at 15-40 to hand Murray the game. Pressure...

Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 1-1 Mannarino*

Talk about contrasting games. After that marathon of an opener where Mannarino had to rummage deep into his mind and body to hold, Murray manages to keep level with the simplest of holds to love. Sealed with an ace.

*Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 0-1 Mannarino

One of those big digital clocks at courtside in Arthur Ashe Stadium tell us that the opening game of the fourth set ticked well past the eight-minute mark...

*Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 0-1 Mannarino

Unbelievable stuff! The crowd inside Arthur Ashe Stadium are whooping and hollering as Murray and Mannarino produce a thronker of an opening game. There's more magic on display here than a Paul Daniels show. Murray scrambles and scampers - left, right, forward, back - to defend his line and set up what appears to be a potentially-crucial break. But Mannarino digs deep to save FIVE break points before banging down an ace to fend off the Scot.

Bedene 6-3 4-6 4-6 2-5 Young*

Aljaz Bedene
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The fortunes of Britain's best two male players have contrasted sharply. While Andy Murray has managed to find something nearer his best form, Aljaz Bedene appears to have lost his somewhere on Court 17. American Donald Young is closing in on the fourth set - and the match - as he serves for victory.

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More like it from Murray in this third set. More aggression. More variety. #USOpen #bbctennis

Game and third set - Murray

Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 Mannarino

Andy Murray
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Routine stuff. Murray wraps up the third set in the blink of an eye. The Briton sticks his foot on the gas, leaving Mannarino standing all alone and waving goodbye to the third set. Murray disappears off court for a moment or two - presuming for a celebratory emptying of his bladder.

Murray breaks

*Murray 5-7 4-6 5-1 Mannarino

Anyone planning to go to bed soon? Don't bother. Stick on the kettle, grab another coffee and prepare for the long haul. Murray is flying through the gears now, breaking the Frenchman's serve again. Now he is serving for the third set...

Murray 5-7 4-6 4-1 Mannarino*

Andy, Andy, Andy. What are you doing to us? Dunblane's favourite son eases into a 40-0 lead before allowing Mannarino to battle back to deuce. "Dig deep son, dig deep," is what I imagine his watching mum Judy is muttering under her breath. Listen to your mum Andy - that's exactly what he does. A strong backhand winner from Murray sees off the Frenchman and sparks more animated/relieved celebrations from the third seed.

*Murray 5-7 4-6 3-1 Mannarino

Respite for Adrian Mannarino as he cranks his side of the scoreboard into action. Murray briefly threatens at 30-30 before an unforced error is followed by a brilliant Mannarino forehand winner  for the hold.

Bedene 6-3 4-6 4-6 Young

While Andy Murray finally delivers some good news in Arthur Ashe Stadium, British hopes have taken a dive elsewhere at Flushing Meadows. Number two Aljaz Bedene, after taking the first set, is now trailing 6-3 4-6 4-6 against home hope Donald Young.

Murray 5-7 4-6 3-0 Mannarino*

Andy Murray celebrates
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Belief is racing around Andy Murray's mind now. As if he ever doubted himself. First real sign of the emotion that we come to expect from the vein-popping third seed, screaming 'Come on!' and vigorously fist-pumping after wrapping up a routine hold.

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Murray breaks

* Murray 5-7 4-6 2-0 Mannarino

The great escape is on! Possibly. 

Here's a remarkable stat for you - Murray has reached at least the quarter-finals in his last 18 Grand Slam tournaments. And this is why. Murray's quality shines through as he bounces back from throwing away two break points to snatch Mannarino's serve in deuce.