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US Open 2013: Order of play for Friday 30 August

Order of play for Friday 30th August, all times local (-5hrs BST):

US Open 2013: Andy Murray beats Michael Llodra in late night match to secure second round place

After a frustrating wait Brit wins 6-2, 6-4, 6-3

The World No 1 Novak Djokovic's gluten-free diet has not found favour among his peers on the tennis circuit

US Open 2013: It can be a dog's life on Novak Djokovic's gluten-free diet

Rafael Nadal thinks it is a passing fad and Caroline Wozniacki will not even try it on her pet dog, but Novak Djokovic is convinced that a gluten-free diet has been the key to his success.

US Open 2013: Novak Djokovic delighted with convincing victory

World number one in line to play Andy Murray in the semi-finals

Rafael Nadal

US Open 2013: Rafael Nadal delighted to make winning return

The Spaniard is the second seed at Flushing Meadows

Flushing Meadows

US Open 2013: Order of play on day two at Flushing Meadows

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer among those in action

Andy Murray

US Open 2013: Defending champion Andy Murray seeded third

Seeds based on last world rankings

Andy Murray is poised to be knocked off his perch as No 2 in the world after Rafael Nadal continued his amazing recovery from injury to win the Cincinnati Masters

Cincinnati Masters: Andy Murray loses world No 2 ranking to Rafael Nadal after Spaniard beats John Isner in final

Victoria Azarenka took the women's title in the US Open warm-up event

Roger Federer recovered from a slow start to beat Tommy Haas

Cincinnati Masters: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to resume rivalry in quarter-final

The pair will be vying for a place in the semi-final

Roger Federer recovered from a slow start to beat Tommy Haas

Cincinnati Masters: Roger Federer survives early scare to defeat Tommy Haas

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.

Rafael Nadal celebrates his success at the Montreal Masters

Rafael Nadal closing in on return to No 1 ranking

Victory in the Monteal Masters means the Spaniard is closing in on Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic ahead of the US Open

Andy Murray and Colin Fleming lost in the final in Montreal

Andy Murray misses out on historic doubles title with Colin Fleming

Andy Murray and Colin Fleming have failed in their attempt to become the first Britons to win a Masters Series doubles title, but the Scots could still take pride in a remarkable week's work in Montreal. For both men it has been excellent preparation for the US Open, which begins in a fortnight's time.

Andy Murray

Winning Grand Slams more important to Andy Murray than becoming world No 1

The Scot will defend his US Open later this month

Andy Murray's record in North America

Andy Murray has a great record when it comes to tournaments played in the United States and Canada throughout his career - with the hard courts used across the continent suited to his game.

Andy Murray Wimbledon win costs bookies £15m

Andy Murray’s historic victory at Wimbledon cost British bookmakers £15m, according to Ladbrokes.

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