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By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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  1. 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...

    Andy Murray
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  3. 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.

  4. 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
  5. 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.

  6. Post update

    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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  8. Post update

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. Post update

    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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  14. Post update

    *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.

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. 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.

  17. Post update

    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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  19. 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.

  20. Post update

    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.

  21. Post update

    *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.

  22. 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.

  23. Post update

    *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.

  24. Post update

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

    Andy Murray serves

    "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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  26. 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...

  27. Post update

    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.

  28. Post update

    *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...

  29. Post update

    *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.

  30. Post update

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

    Aljaz Bedene

    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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  32. Game and third set - Murray

    Murray 5-7 4-6 6-1 Mannarino

    Andy Murray

    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.

  33. 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...

  34. Post update

    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.

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  36. Post update

    *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.

  37. Post update

    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.

  38. Post update

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

    Andy Murray celebrates

    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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  40. 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.  

  41. Post update

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

    The question now is - can Mannarino hold his nerve? And his energy levels in this sapping New York heat? Murray doesn't look too worried yet, skipping around the net after a rapid hold of serve at the start of the third set.

  42. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-6 Mannarino

     BBC tennis commentator David Law:   "It is very rare for Andy Murray to go out of Grand Slam tournaments very early - he is just so consistent."   

  43. Game and second set - Mannarino

    Murray 5-7 4-6 Mannarino

    Wow. The barnstorming second set from Andy Murray did not materialise. Adrian Mannarino holds out to love, forcing Murray wide before volleying home into an unguarded court for the second set. The Frenchman, as you would expect, looks rather smug as he gulps down some water at the changeover.

  44. Mannarino breaks

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Mannarino*

    Can you believe this? Andy Murray can't. He looks shocked after some Mannarino magic puts the Frenchman within a hold of the second set...

  45. Post update

    * Murray 5-7 4-4 Mannarino

    Mannarino relinquishes control with a pair of unforced errors for 40-30 and then the inexplicable happens. Back-to-back double faults from the Frenchman. Uh oh. That hands a break point to the Briton, but a gutsy ace from Mannarino hauls the game back into his favour and he scrambles a hold.

  46. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-3 Mannarino*

    Adrian Mannarino serves

    Neither of these fellas look like giving up their serves in a hurry - that's what I was going to say as Mannarino eased into a 40-0 lead. The Frenchman continues to vary his service game, giving Murray plenty of food for thought. But then he hits the self-destruct button as Murray battles back...

  47. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-3 Mannarino*

    Slam! That's the sound of the door being closed rather firmly on Adrian Mannarino. Andy Murray produces an impeccable service game to hit back with a hold to love of his own. Sealed with ace too. That's Murray's 13th ace of the match - unlucky for Mannarino.

  48. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 3-3 Mannarino

    Anyone expect this match to be as tight as this? Nope, me neither. I thought I was going to scarper from the office in time for the last tram. That ain't happening.

    Another confident hold from the Frenchman...Murray going long with a baseline forehand to concede the game to love.

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  50. Post update

    Murray 5-7 3-2 Mannarino*

    What a hold! Murray hangs on by his fingernails in this game - but serves his way out of trouble. Once, twice, three times, Mannarino tees up break points. And three times Murray salvages the situation with blistering serves. 

    In between that drama Murray takes a whack on the shoulder from a feisty Mannarino forehand. Murray turns his back - rather like I used to do when stood in the wall when defending a free-kick at junior football - but can't dodge out of the way.

  51. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 2-2 Mannarino

    Comfortable hold for Mannarino as he races into a 40-0 advantage. Or so it appears. A double fault from the Frenchman - the first of the match - gives a glimmer of hope to Murray, who also takes the next point after a stray forehand from Mannarino. But the world number 35 calms himself to hold.

  52. Post update

    Murray 5-7 2-1 Mannarino*

    Choppy waters for Andy Murray. But he navigates them with the skill of Christopher Columbus to hold off Mannarino and clinch the hold with a forehand winner.

    Meanwhile, a stone's throw away from Ashe on Court 17, there's more bad news for the British contingent. Aljaz Bedene has been pegged back by American Donald Young, who takes the second set to level at 6-3 4-6.

  53. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 1-1 Mannarino

    "Aaarrrgh!" cries Andy Murray, who looks up to the heavens above New York as the second game of the second set closes. And that anguish means Murray hasn't broken Mannarino's serve at the first time of asking. He did have a sniff though, at 0-30, before allowing the Frenchman to sneak back in and whip the break out of his grasp.

  54. Post update

    Murray 5-7 1-0 Mannarino*

    Andy Murray reacts

    Whatever mental processes Andy Murray was going through during the changeover at the end of the first set have done the trick. As have the few gulps of icy water which he has guzzled, I'd imagine. Perfect serving game from the Briton - just the start he needed.

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  56. Game and first set

    Murray 5-7 Mannarino

    A first set point for Mannarino forces Murray on the attack. The Briton charges forward to guide in a forehand volley winner which helps tee up a fourth break point for the third seed. But another cheeky drop shot from the Frenchman has Muzza scrambling - and even the fleet-footed Scot can't rescue that one. A rogue backhand from Murray hands another set point to his opponent, who has the Briton dashing back and forth across the blue surface. And a routine smash at the net, belted straight down into the court, leaves Mannarino celebrating taking the first set.

  57. Post update

    Murray 5-6 Mannarino

    Oh Andy! Murray has three break points to take this match into a breaker - and blows them all.

    Mannarino goes from the ridiculous to the sublime, smashing into the net from the middle of the court for 0-15, then pulling out an inch-perfect drop-shot to begin the comeback at 15-40. That's the spark he needs to take the game into deuce...

  58. Mannarino breaks

    Murray 5-6 Mannarino*

    Andy Murray

    Well, well, well. I didn't see this one coming. Mannarino has the chance to serve for the opening set after shocking Murray with an aggressive backhand game.   Murray stops in his tracks and stares at his box. A steely glare from Jonas Bjorkman greets him. Murray returns to his seat, chuntering something - probably unrepeatable - to himself at the changeover.

  59. Post update

    *Murray 5-5 Mannarino

    Nope, if Andy Murray is going to win this first set then it is going to take him at least another two games. The Briton yelps and screeches across the baseline as Mannarino digs deep to pin Murray back. And when a Scottish-sounding cry of frustration fills the Ashe air then you know it isn't good news for Murray. A stretching forehand catches the net flush on game point for Mannarino. On we go...

  60. Post update

    Murray 5-4 Mannarino*

    The time it takes me to see what is happening across the office when a round of applause breaks out - someone might have been trapped in the lift or something equally exciting (probably not) - is about the same number of seconds that Andy Murray takes to wrap up his hold. Four straight points - Mannarino had the temerity to nick the first point - are finished with a pair of aces. Murray is a break away from taking the first set...

  61. Post update

    *Murray 4-4 Mannarino

    Adrian Mannarino

    Oh hello! Andy Murray is bringing the drop-shot to the party - delicately spinning a lob over the baseball-capped head of Adrian Mannarino. That brings him level at 15-15...but that's as good as it gets for the third seed. Mannarino does not take the drop-shot kindly, ramping up the aggression to rattle off three quick points for the hold.

    * denotes next server

  62. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport

    It has been a scorching and dramatic afternoon already at Flushing Meadows, with British number two Jo Konta beating ninth seed and Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza over an epic three hours and 23 minutes. Konta is almost certainly in an ice bath now ahead of her media duties. Colin Fleming has sneaked in a fine doubles win with Treat Huey of the Philippines, and now we have Murray on Ashe and British number two Aljaz Bedene on court 17. A stamina-sapping schedule for British followers in New York.

  63. Post update

    Murray 4-3 Mannarino*

    Warning! Andy Murray is starting to find his service game. Crash! The Briton, opting to wear a cooler white t-shirt today, smashes down his fourth ace of the match to move within a point of the game. Bang! Another rains down on the Frenchman, who is nowhere near the bomb down the T. Time for a quick breather and a much-needed intake of liquid...

  64. Post update

    *Murray 3-3 Mannarino

    Back over on Ashe - Murray has another break point. Mannarino forces the Briton well out wide on his left before Murray races back across the baseline. Almost unbelievably he manages to sticks his string on the ball, but cannot generate enough power to avoid the tape. Mannarino manoeuvres himself back into a winning position - three times during deuce in fact - eventually seeing Murray cave in when he slaps a backhand into the net from deep.

  65. Game and first set

    Bedene 6-3 Young

    While Murray grinds through the gears on Ashe, there is some more good news for British fans from Court 17. Aljaz Bedene is fistpumping the stifling New York air - and that means he has taken the opening set against home player Donald Young.

  66. Post update

    Murray 3-2 Mannarino*

    Andy Murray

    Up in Murray's box, coach Jonas Bjorkman - decked out in the shades and looking a little sweaty - claps heartily as his man nudges himself ahead for the first time. It is baking hot in the Big Apple. Keep swigging the water Jonas...

  67. Murray breaks back

    *Murray 2-2 Mannarino

    Andy Murray

    Panic over. Murray wipes out that early Mannarino break. The Frenchman isn't shy of dishing out the challenges, arguing another call in the first point of the fourth game. Again the Flushing Meadows judge being questioned is spot on. Murray takes charge from then on, forcing his opponent into more forehand errors to level.

  68. Post update

    Murray 1-2 Mannarino*

    The Murray side of the Ashe scoreboard ticks into life. The third seed begins to find his rhythm, walloping Mannarino on to the back foot. On game point Mannarino goes long - or does he? Murray thinks so as he walks back to his seat. The Frenchman challenges - but it is no challenge. Half a yard out.

  69. Post update

    * Murray 0-2 Mannarino

    Right then Muzza, let's see if you can wipe out that deficit at the first attempt. A sweeping backhand down the line suggests so. Mannarino, with his arcing left-hander serve, reasserts himself before Murray has him scampering across the baseline, forcing him into errors. Break point Murray...goes begging. An ace takes us to deuce before Mannarino cleans up with a forehand winner.

  70. Mannarino breaks

    Murray 0-1 Mannarino*

    Andy Murray

    Hmmm. Not the start that Andy Murray dreamed about when he woke up this morning. A tentative second serve - clocking in at just 75mph - allows Mannarino to pounce and set up two break points. Murray hammers down an ace to wipe one out - but then, after a lengthy baseline rally, slams a backhand into the tape. Dream start for the Frenchman!

  71. Post update

    *Murray 0-0 Mannarino

    Andy Murray takes his seat for the final time before kicking off against Adrian Mannarino. Swig of water - check. Mopping of brow - check. Show time. Let's go Andy, let's go....

    * Denotes next server

  72. 'Tricky' Mannarino can cause problems - Murray

    Murray v Mannarino

    Adrian Mannarino might be ranked 32 places below Andy Murray - and lost their only previous encounter - but the British number one is taking nothing for granted against the Frenchman.

    "He's a tricky player," said the Scot, who beat Mannarino 6-3 6-3 in Indian Wells earlier this year.

    "He's a lefty. He hits the ball extremely flat off both sides and has very short, compact swings, excellent timing. He's quick, a good athlete with very good hands. He's a talented guy."

  73. Head to head

    Murray v Mannarino

    Andy Murray
  74. Post update

    Has there been a fire alarm inside Arthur Ashe Stadium?! Hardly anyone is inside to see the third seed begin his second-round match. Imagine the queue at the hotdog stall is rammed...

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    Anyone out there going against the grain and backing Murray to lose? Go on, I dare you to admit it. 

    Former British number one Greg Rusedski reckons Muzza, who has just emerged into the cavernous Arthur Ashe stadium, will be heading off court with an easy victory sooner rather later.

    Agree? Got anything else (tennis-related) to get off your chest? This is the place to do it. Tweet using #bbctennis or text 81111.

  76. Post update

    Now just because Mannarino shares the same nationality as Murray's previous second-round Slam conqueror does not improve his chances of winning. That would be nonsense. But it would be an anomaly if another Frenchman could manage to send him packing from Flushing Meadows at this stage. I'm not holding my breath...

  77. Post update

    That hunch-shouldered, hot-tempered, 18-year-old has, of course, now matured into a cool, calm and collected two-time Grand Slam champion. Well - cool, calm and collected most of the time.

    Andy Murray

    Defeat against the experienced Arnaud Clement on that warm afternoon in New York is the only time that Murray has been beaten in the second round of a Slam.

    Where was Clement from? France. Where is today's opponent Adrian Mannarino from? France. Zut alors!

  78. Post update

    Ah, the back end of summer 2005. Arctic Monkeys continued to lead the British indie-rock revival with their catchy melodies and witty lyrics about everyday life in the industrial North. England were just a maiden Test century from Kevin Pietersen away from grabbing the Ashes for the first time in 18 years. And a stroppy teenager called Andy Murray lost in the second round of his US Open debut....

    Andy Murray