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Summary

  1. Anderson wins 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-0)
  2. Plays Stan Wawrinka in the last eight
  3. Petra Kvitova beats Johanna Konta 7-5 6-3
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By Jonathan Jurejko and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

I'm afraid it has been a night when, to paraphrase the Spice Girls, two became none. We started with two Britons left in the US Open and have ended with neither third seed Andy Murray nor qualifier Jo Konta able to reach the quarter-finals.

So it's goodbye from him and goodbye from her.

Murray
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But we're not leaving Flushing Meadows with them - join us later in the week for live text commentaries of the business end of the year's final Slam. In the meantime, keep tabs on all the stories from New York

here. Night y'all!

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (0-7) Anderson

Jeff Tarango

Former professional tennis player on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"That first set tie-breaker was the key moment. Once Anderson won and had the confidence and momentum, he was tough to stop. He never stopped serving after that. Andy Murray fought as hard as he could but his tank was empty."

Murray out of US Open

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (0-7) Anderson

David Law

BBC Radio 5 sports extra live commentator

"Andy Murray couldn't find it within himself to raise his level early on and that malaise was the question mark for me. He played well in the first set, but didn't win it, and then there was a mental capitulation in the second set."

Player reaction - Anderson

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (0-7) Anderson

Kevin Anderson, who beat Andy Murray to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final: "I'm lost for words right now. It was a very tough match and I just kept my composure throughout, playing one of the best matches of my life.

"It's not easy playing Andy, he's such a fighter. I knew I had to stick with it. I served very well, that helped me in the fourth set. I wish I could play every tie-break like that.

Kevin Anderson
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"Right now I'm so excited to be through, it feels amazing. Tomorrow we'll sit down, Stan is an amazing player and I'll to come back and do it again."

Murray out of US Open

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (0-7) Anderson

Kevin Anderson is urged to "rip off your shirt or something" as way of celebration by the on-court interviewer at Flushing Meadows. The South African chuckles but thankfully doesn't oblige by mimicking the Incredible Hulk.

Murray out of US Open

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (0-7) Anderson

Next up for Kevin Anderson? French Open winner Stan Wawrinka in the last eight.

Murray out of US Open

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (0-7) Anderson

Andy Murray receives a huge round of applause as he disconsolately trudges off Armstrong. He manages a wave to the crowd, but his face cannot hide his disappointment. Kevin Anderson has the microphone thrust in his face on court, telling us it is the "best win" of his career.

Game, set and match - Anderson

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (0-7) Anderson

All over! Kevin Anderson needs just the one match point. The South African looks delighted - and shattered - after reaching the first Grand Slam quarter-final of his career. A deserved achievement.

Andy Murray
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Match point - Anderson

*Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-6 (0-6) Anderson

"Please," asks the umpire as the crowd can't contain their emotions. A long rally ends in Murray pushing a forehand wide. Six match points for Kevin Anderson....

Tie-break

*Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-6 (0-5) Anderson

Kevin Anderson is strolling into the quarter-finals now. A booming ace down the T. Murray looks to be a goner.

Tie-break

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-6 (0-4) Anderson*

Anderson, firmly in control, lashes a serve out wide right. Too wide in fact. Both men clip the net when the ball is back in play, Murray's backhand looping out long. Murray staring defeat in the face...

Tie-break

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-6 (0-3) Anderson*

An amazing forehand winner from Kevin Anderson! It's such a long way back for Andy Murray, who is two mini-breaks down. "Let's go Andy," chants New York.

Tie-break

*Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-6 (0-2) Anderson

Andy Murray
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Murray to serve....first attempt crashes into the net. The second is met by an Anderson forehand and a couple of exchanges later Murray finds the net again. Mini-break to Anderson...

Tie-break

*Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-6 (0-1) Anderson

Murray nets, Anderson holds early on.

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-6 Anderson

Murray grimaces and raises his right fist towards his box - he is a point from holding. And then...crash! The third seed spanks a wonderfully-timed ace straight down the middle. Tie-break....

Petra Kvitova, who has beaten Johanna Konta: "It was a very difficult match. She served very well. At the beginning, I was the worst player, but I kept my serve going and waited for my chance.

Petra Kvitova
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On dealing with mononucleosis: "My coaches are not very happy, but I have learned that I don't have to practice that much. We are managing the schedule, because you never know how you are going to feel the next day."

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 5-6 Anderson*

Murray moves 30-0 ahead - this should be a comfortable hold. Shouldn't it? Ah, maybe not. Anderson hauls himself back to 30-30 after Murray plants a backhand into the net....

*Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 5-6 Anderson

Just when you think Anderson might crumble, he bounces back with a quality hold. The possibility of reaching his first Slam quarter-final at the age of 29 is not getting him hot under the collar - at the moment. Now he is back within one game of a historic win....

Game, set and match Kvitova

Kvitova 7-5 6-3 Konta

It's all over for Johanna Konta, a remarkable story comes to an end. She matched Petra Kvitova for long periods, but, in the end, the class of the two-time Wimbledon champion shone through. Still, tonight's showing suggests there is much more to come from Konta.

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 5-5 Anderson*

**Four hour klaxon**

The match passes through the four-hour mark. That makes me feel tired even reading it. A weak backhand into the net gives Murray a 30-0 advantage, then he blasts an ace down the middle to move within a point of the game. Then Anderson has a nasty feeling of déjà vu as the Briton does exactly the same in the next point.

Kvitova breaks

*Kvitova 7-5 5-3 Konta

Just as in the first set, Konta gives up a break with a double fault. Petra Kvitova will serve for the match.

Kvitova 7-5 4-3 Konta*

There's some chat that both Konta and Kvitova currently have a faster second serve than Andy Murray. Unconfirmed, but good enough for us to print. In the New York night, Konta just begins to squander a 40-0 advantage as Kvitova finds her length. 40-0 to deuce. Oooohhh, and a loop long from Konta give Kvitova break point...

*Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 4-5 Anderson

Slight delay at the start of this 10th game as Murray waits for the Armstrong crowd to take their seats after a Mexican Wave...

*Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 4-5 Anderson

Anderson's career has not been built on his prowess at the net, but the big-serving South African is proving he is not a one trick pony. He moves into the net twice during the ninth game of the fourth set, helping him to hold without any reply from Murray's side of the net. Now Anderson is one break of serve away from his first Grand Slam quarter-final....

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Kvitova 7-5 4-3 Konta*

Kvitova, heavy strapping on her right thigh, is looking rock solid. A rapid hold to love. The crowd on Ashe is swelling, coming in to for An Evening With Roger Federer. The pre-show isn't bad at the moment, Johanna Konta moving herself up the tennis bill.

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 4-4 Anderson*

We're rattling through the service games now on Louis Armstrong Stadium. Murray blasts his way through Anderson's defence, finishing him off with another ace. Now can he find a chink in the South African's armour?

*Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 3-4 Anderson

Anything Murray can do, Anderson can do equally as well. The South African loses the opening point to give Murray a ray of hope, only to strangle the life of the Briton with his thunderous service game. Ace! Ace! Ace! Three more quality serves nudge Anderson back ahead.

Kevin Anderson
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Jonny Guy: Worth missing out on sleep for this, what a match. Murray is in real danger though, come on Andy!

Kenny Simpson: Andy shouldn't be putting us all, especially Kim, under this much stress!

*Kvitova 7-5 3-3 Konta

Konta's slight issue is that Kvitova's earlier serving wobbles seem to have dissipated. No sign now that the fifth seed might might let the Briton in. That means Konta must keep holding, which she has done all night, bar for one lapse at the end of the first set. At the far end, she is forced to scamper, eventually being out-run for 30-30. With her brown hair tied in a ponytail, Konta holds on when Kvitova sends a return long. It's a slugfest.

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 3-3 Anderson*

Just what Andy Murray needed - a hold of serve that doesn't expend too much energy. The Briton smashes down his 15th ace of the match to wrap up the game.

Jeff Tarango

Former professional tennis player on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Anderson barely made it to his chair there. He was like a boxer who has taken some big hits, not knowing where to sit down. He's able to serve - he'll be able to do that until he's 95 years old, but the lateral movement is a problem."

*Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 2-3 Anderson

Any hope/fear* that Kevin Anderson might run out of steam is not materialising at the moment. A minor wobble gives Murray hope at 30-30, but the South African rediscovers his quality with a backhand volley winner at the net to keep his nose in front.

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*Kvitova 7-5 2-2 Konta

Konta turns her racquet in her hand every time she bounces the ball, a very deliberate action. She's the hunted in this second set, playing catch-up, knowing a mistake could end her golden run. Mistake, though, aren't really in the make-up of the new and improved Johanna Konta. A hold to 15.

Jeff Tarango

Former professional tennis player on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"I was listening to that, but I couldn't watch. I was just too nervous. Andy is getting smarter, Anderson is getting a little more desperate. He'll still be able to serve, though."

Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 2-2 Anderson*

Andy Murray quickly wipes his furrowed brow after saving another break point. A forehand winner puts within touching distance of an important hold, which the Briton clinches by unleashing a monster of a first serve.

Flushing Meadows
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*Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 1-2 Anderson

Oh my word. A ridiculous forehand from Murray, who was slipping and stretching before somehow recovering a penetrative Anderson forehand, gives him a game point. But he just can't shake off this pesky South African. Another chance for Murray to close this one out goes begging before Anderson sets ups a second break point of the game....

*Kvitova 7-5 1-1 Konta

While the crowds roar on Armstrong, there's the merest ripple of applause on Ashe. Konta looks in a spot of bother at 0-30, but finds the angles to drag it back to 30-30. Her serve is looking a little wobbly, mind, and she has to battle to a lengthy hold. She still looks ice cool, though.

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Max Sopel: Konta should have won first set, Murray should have broken. I should be in bed.

*Murray 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 1-2 Anderson

A bullet of a forehand from the baseline flies past Murray and into the blue screen behind the Briton as Anderson goes 30-15 ahead. But Murray hauls himself level before going long with a backhand. Break point Anderson....

Murray dupes him with an undercooked first serve, Anderson pouncing too early and going long. Deuce....