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US Open 2013: Mother knows best for both Andy Murray and fourth-round rival Klaudiya Istomin

Uzbek opponent is coached by his mum while Judy Murray has guided world No 3

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US Open: Dan Evans knocked out by Tommy Robredo - but he still comes out as a winner

Briton's best ever tournament of his career ended in four sets by Spaniard

Tour of duty: Twelve months ago Dan Evans was playing on the lowest rung of the professional ladder at an event in Wrexham

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US Open: Impressive Andy Murray too good for Leonardo Mayer

Having disposed of one Mayer, the World No 3 will now play another - the German Florian Mayer - in the third round

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US Open: Li Na punishes Laura Robson's slow start to prevent repeat shock

The weather at the US Open is often unpredictable but to Laura Robson's regret lightning did not strike twice here today.

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US Open 2013: Laura Robson defeated by Li Na in straight sets

British number one unable to repeat memorable victory

US Open 2013: Briton Daniel Evans pulls off shock win against world number 12

The British number three beat the world number 12

US Open 2013: Dan Evans plays match of his life to stun world No 12 Kei Nishikori

Nishikori left bewildered and outfoxed by Briton’s attacking play

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US Open 2013: Andy Murray must wait to begin defence - but Brits Robson and Evans in action on opening day

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US Open 2013: New work ethic is paying off for Dan Evans

Andy Murray had played in two Grand Slam finals, won 15 titles on the main tour and reached No 2 in the world rankings by the time he was Dan Evans’ age, but if the British No 3’s career has been a slow-burner it is at last showing signs of catching fire.

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US Open 2013: Withdrawing 'not an easy decision' says third seed Maria Sharapova

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Andy Murray

US Open 2013: Defending champion Andy Murray seeded third

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Roger Federer has often come good at the Cincinnati Masters and the former world No 1 remained on course to win the title for the sixth time, beating Tommy Haas 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.

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