There are no US men in the fourth round after Tim Smyczek's defeat
The actor Ben Stiller guest-stars on Andy Murray's coaching team

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

Dans Evans was beaten 7-6, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 by Spain’s Tommy Robredo

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

William Ralston: From Desperate Dan to darling of New York

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Andy Murray on his way to victory and a place in the third round of the US Open

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

Laura Robson took too long to find her rhythm against Li Na

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.

Laura Robson pictured after her defeat to Li Na

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

Marion Bartoli announces her retirement

Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli hints a possible U-turn over retirement

The Frenchwoman stunned the tennis world with her announcement earlier this month

Laura Robson is seeded No 30 at the US Open

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

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will also play today

Dan Evans has never played a Grand Slam outside of Wimbledon

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.

Maria Sharapova visited the Sugarpova stand during day five of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament

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

The Russian pulls out with shoulder complaint

Andy Murray

US Open 2013: Defending champion Andy Murray seeded third

Seeds based on last world rankings

Roger Federer recovered from a slow start to beat Tommy Haas

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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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