Andy Murray at the US Open

US Open 2014: Andy Murray again heads into the unknown against Andrey Kuznetsov

Kuznetsov, the world No 96, has more experience in Grand Slams than Murray's last opponent

Victor Estrella Burgos

US Open 2014: Victor Estrella Burgos gets Dominicans cheering

Grand Slam competitors come in all shapes, colours and sizes, but nobody is quite like Victor Estrella Burgos. Standing at 5ft 8in the world No 80 is short by modern standards, but that is not his main claim to fame.

Andy Murray stretches for the ball during his straight sets second round win at Flushing Meadows

US Open 2014: Andy Murray brushes aside Matthias Bachinger to reach third round

Scot triumphs 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to earn a third-round meeting with Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov

The world No 15 John Isner has a good strike rate with his second as well as first serves

US Open 2014: John Isner shows exactly why he is men’s ace among big servers

American hits 30 in straight sets victory over Jan-Lennard Struff

Serena Williams thrashed fellow American Vania King 6-1, 6-0 yesterday

US Open 2014: Serena joins Venus in keeping America's old guard in front rank

Sisters both make it through to third round at Flushing Meadows

Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts to winning a game against Alexandra Dulgheru

US Open 2014: Maria Sharapova shows title credentials

The Russian overcame Alexandra Dulgheru in three sets

Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts to winning a game against Alexandra Dulgheru

US Open 2014: Maria Sharapova tested as Agnieszka Radwanska falls in New York

Sharapova survived an attritional battle against Romania's Alexandra Dulgheru

Stan Wawrinka in action at the US Open

US Open 2014: Lleyton Hewitt unable to repeat upset, whilst Stan Wawrinka advances

A round up of the men's action overnight at Flushing Meadows

Sloane Stephens (above) lost to world No 96 Johanna Larsson

US Open Sloane Stephens crashes out after defeat to world no 96 Johanna Larsson

Sloane tumbles again with younger generation threatening to usurp her

Andy Murray in action at the US Open

US Open 2014: Andy Murray vs Matthias Bachinger match preview

A look ahead to the second-round match in the men’s singles

Serena Williams plays a shot during her victory over Taylor Townsend
Roger Federer is greeted by Michael Jordan following his victory over Marinko Matosevic

US Open 2014: Roger Federer receives Michael Jordan's applause following tweener shot in win over Marinko Matosevic

The basketball great was in attendance at Flushing Meadows

Matthias Bachinger did not even get an automatic place in the US Open qualifying event

US Open 2014: Matthias Bachinger takes heart from beating Andy Murray once – when he was 14

World No 235 played 'my best match ever' to beat Radek Stepanek and reach the main draw in New York

Andy Murray pictured after his opening round victory

Andy Murray cramp issues: Down to diet, nerves or just him being a drama queen?

The British number one nearly suffered an early exit at the US Open after suffering with the problem in the opening round

Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot against Maria Kirilenko at the US Open

US Open 2014: Maria Sharapova recovers from slow start to progress

The Russian beat her compatriot Maria Kirilenko

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Andy Murray at the US Open
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