Live Commentary: US Open day six - as it happened

Live Commentary: US Open day six - as it happened
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Sports Mole brings you live coverage from day six at Flushing Meadows, where the likes of Andy Murray and Roger Federer will be taking to the court.

Good afternoon and welcome to Sports Mole's live coverage from day six of the US Open in New York.

It promises to be another entertaining evening of tennis at Flushing Meadows, with the likes of Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber all due on court before the close of play.

As usual, we'll have EVERYTHING covered from all of the courts right here.

GoodnightSports Mole's live commentary of day seven at Flushing Meadows will begin at 4pm UK time later today (Sunday).

2.50amThat is your lot for tonight's live coverage of the US Open. But first, here is a quick update on Tomas Berdych's progress. The Czech has just held onto his serve in an 11-minute game to edge ahead in the fourth set. He currently leads Sam Querrey 6-7 6-4 6-3 2-1.

Fastest serve:Stephens: 116mph

Break points won:Stephens: 4/13
Ivanovic: 7/17

Total points won:Stephens 107-119 Ivanovic

Unforced errors:Stephens 31-56 Ivanovic

Winners:Stephens 22-37 Ivanovic

Double faults:Stephens 10-5 Ivanovic

Aces:Stephens 3-2 Ivanovic

02.47amRight then, let's collect a few key stats from the wreckage that has just occurred...

02.46amTsvetana Pironkova will provide the opposition for Ivanovic in round four.

02.42amGAME SET AND MATCH! Ana Ivanovic has done it. It was scrappy at times and it was majestic at times. The 12th seed progresses 6-7 6-4 6-2 in 141 minutes.

02.41am40-15. Two match points.

02.40am30-15 to Ivanovic. Two points away from round four...

02.38amBREAK! The end is nigh. Ivanovic leads 5-2 in the decider. Credit, again, to Stephens for her admirable defence, but she has simply made too many errors. She should have won this match and she knows it.

02.37amIt could be be very shortly however. Double fault from Stephens hands Ivanovic two break points...

02.35amIvanovic holds! 4-2 she leads. Stephens looks angry and very focused though. Something tells me this isn't over!

02.34amWOW! Credit to Ivanovic. Huge second-serve ace saves her bacon. Deuce.

02.33amAND ANOTHER! Break point.

02.32amTake that! Stephens gives Ivanovic a taste of her own medicine, cracking a massive volley to take us back to deuce.

02.31amIvanovic again comes to the net, where Stephens can't live with her. Game point to the Serb.

02.29amIvanovic sets up the forehand perfectly, but pushes it wide! Deuce.

02.28amStunning volley from Ivanovic. Advantage the Serb.

02.28amThe American balloons long and we're at deuce.

02.27amGuess what? Break point to Stephens. She is 4/11 so far and she needs a fifth badly.

02.24amMeanwhile, on Armstrong, Tomas Berdych, who was a set down, now leads by two sets to one against Sam Querrey. 6-7 6-4 6-3 to the Czech.

02.22amANOTHER BREAK! In no time at all, Ivanovic is back ahead, breaking to 15. 6-7 6-4 3-2.

02.20amBREAK! Stephens is handed the break on a plate, as Ivanovic misses a comfortable defensive forehand. 2-2 in the decider.

02.19amDeja-va, break point number three...

02.18amIvanovic saves, but immediately fires long to set up a second break point for the 19-year-old.

02.16amImpenetrable defence from Stephens and she is rewarded with a break point of her own.

02.12amBREAK! Redemption for Ivanovic. She breaks to 40 with two delightfully-crafted points. She's now 2-1 ahead in the final set.

02.10amIvanovic will kick herself if she loses this game now. Stephens rolls in an absolute tractor of a second serve and the Serb plunders into the net. 40-40.

02.09amDouble fault number five for Stephens sets up break point. Big moment

02.07amIvanovic somehow serves it out by adopting an ultra-agressive, almost apathetic, stance. Go hard or go home kids! 1-1 in the decider.

02.03amAwful Ana is back! Double break point for Stephens out of nowhere. Sloppy street!

02.00amChampagne tennis! Both players are peaking right now. Stephens hangs on to her serve by taking the game to Ivanovic and simply outplaying the Serb. 1-0 in the decider.

01.58amSET! Ivanovic levels the match by winning the point of the night so far. Great ground-covering by Stephens, but Ivanovic finally puts her away at the fifth time of asking with a glorious cross-court forehand volley. 6-7 6-4

01.56amIvanovic 40-0. The 12th seed is either sublime or awful tonight. For the last three points, she has been the former. She now has three set points.

01.53amBack with the ladies, Ivanovic has broken again - this time to 40. She will now serve for the second set at 5-4.

01.50amBig Tommy Berdych has just levelled his match with Sam Querrey at one set all. 6-7 6-4 on Louis Armstrong.

01.49amIvanovic holds to 30, but it wasn't convincing by any stretch.

01.46amIvanovic is her own worst enemy right now. More silly errors hand Stephens an easy hold. She leads 7-6 4-3. If the Serb doesn't get her act together soon, this could be over sharpish!

01.43amWell, I fancied Ivanovic to kick on and storm to glory in set two. Shows what I know...

01.42amStephens takes it! A flat forehand return proves too hot to handle and Ivanovic drives into the net. She leads 7-6 3-3.

01.40amShe saves it with a beautiful forehand down the line, but a slack backhand then sets up another break point straight away.

01.38amIvanovic starts the game in an unusually casual manner and faces an immediate break-back point at 30-40.

01.35amWhat an awful time to double fault. Ivanovic breaks to 40 and now leads 3-2 in the second. I think that will be a huge turning point.

01.34amBreak point number two.

01.32amGreat defence from the American. Glued to the baseline, she just forces her opponent to keep playing until Ivanovic eventually fires into the net. 40-40

01.31amAnd this could be it. 30-40 on Stephens serve.

01.30amIvanovic holds to 40. It's now 2-2 in the second. I think that the next break could effectively win the match.

01.29amAt Louis Armstrong Stadium, Sam Querrey has taken the opening set 8-6 in a tie-break. However, Tomas Berdych has just broken for a 4-3 lead in the second.

01.25amBack on Ashe, the first three games of set two have gone comfortably with serve. Stephens leads 7-6 2-1.

01.18amOver on court 17, Kim Clijsters's career has just come to a dramatic end. The four-time Grand Slam singles champ and her partner Bob Bryan have been eliminated from the mixed-doubles draw. They lost 12-10 to Ekaterina Makarova and Bruno Soares in a Champion's tie-break.

01.13amStephens wins the first-set tie-break 7-4 as Ivanovic goes long. Simultaneous shrieks are let out by each player - one in delight and one in self-disgust.

01.11am6-4 to Stephens. Two set points.

01.09am5-3 to the American. Her tactical change is working a treat!

01.07mIvanovic takes the first two points of the breaker in routine fashion. Stephens then decides that enough is enough. She rushes forward and takes two Henman(remember him?)-esque points at the net. 2-2.

01.05mStephens goes long and the Serb converts at the first time of asking. We are entering a tie-break.

01.04amIvanovic isn't keen on losing this set! She is forcing the issue and has earned two break-back points.

01.01amBREAK FOR STEPHENS! Ivanovic is broken for the second time in the opening set as she sends a forehand needlessly long. Stephens, who will now serve for the set, performs an understated fist pump. She is in the zone.

12.57amStephens holds to 15. Nerves? What nerves? 5-5.

12.55amIvanovic holds to 30 and the pressure is now on Stephens at 4-5. Six of the last seven games have now been won to 30.

12.53amRight then, we're off to Ashe, where Ivanovic has broken back to leave the first set beautifully poised at 4-4.

Break points wonRaonic: 5/11
Blake 1/4

Fastest serveRaonic: 143mph

Total pointsRaonic 103-75 Blake

WinnersRaonic 54-17 Blake

AcesRaonic 29-3 Blake

12.49amBefore we turn our attention elsewhere, lets have a quick look at some statistics from that encounter...

12.46amHe was! Ace number 29 and the Canadian progresses to the fourth round in straight sets (6-3 6-0 7-6 [3]). Andy Murray awaits.

12.45amBlake holds his two service points in double-quick time to reduce his arrears to 3-6. One gets the feeling that Raonic may have been conserving his energy for one last monster serve...

12.44amRaonic records his 28th ace of the night to bring up FIVE match points at 6-1 in the breaker.

12.43amRaonic is in inspired form! Where did this come from? This is almost over before it has begun. Double mini-break 3-0.

12.40amPerfect start to the breaker by the Canadian. He finds a huge first serve. Blake finds the net!

12.39amRaonic closes out on his fourth game point. Tie-breaker here we come!

12.37amBack on Grandstand, where Raonic is desperately clinging on the this third set. We are currently at Deuce #3

12.35am12th seed Ana Ivanovic is underway on Arthur Ashe against American youngster Sloane Stephens. Stephens is already a break up at 3-2.

Raonic 6-3 6-0 5-6 BlakeAnother solid hold for the American - this time to 15. One just gets the feeling that if he can somehow take this set, we could be in for one hell of a match.

12.33amEkaterina Makarova and Bruno Soares have just take the first set 6-2 against Kim Clijsters and Bob Bryan

Raonic 6-3 6-0 5-5 BlakeA few nervy moments for Raonic as Blake takes him to deuce, but the Canadian come up with two huge first serves to hold.

12.27Blake holds effortlessly to love

12.27Let the guiding begin!

12.22amAnyway, that's enough from me for one night. I'll now hand you over to Robert Summerscales who will guide you through the rest of the action at Flushing Meadows.

Raonic 6-3 6-0 *4-4 BlakeBREAK! Grandstand goes bonkers as Raonic hits long to give Blake the break. We're back on serve in this one at 4-4.

12.20amNow then. Raonic hits long and Blake has two break points.

Raonic 6-3 6-0 *3-4 BlakeBlake just about hanging in there as he holds again.

Raonic 6-3 6-0 2-4* BlakeIt's another error from break and Raonic holds. He's closing in on that match with Murray.

Raonic 6-3 6-0 2-3* BlakeBREAK! Gasps from the crowd on Grandstand as Raonic breaks. Blake has an easy forehand to put away at the net but somehow overhits it. That could be very costly indeed.

Raonic 6-3 6-0 3-3* BlakeBlake senses an opportunity at 30-30 but Raonic hangs in there to hold.

Raonic 6-3 6-0 2-1* BlakeBlake's turn to hold this time. Meanwhile, Tomas Berdych has just started his third-round match with Sam Querrey. Updates as and when they happen from that one.

Raonic 6-3 6-0 1-1* BlakeBlake made life very difficult for Raonic there but he manages to hold. The American has a spring in his step now.

Raonic 6-3 6-0 *0-1 BlakeThat's got this home crowd pumped up. Blake holds for the first time in nine games to get him off the mark in this third set.

11.50pmSET! As quick as a flash, Raonic is back out there and wraps up the set in double quick time to put him 6-3 6-0 ahead. Blake is getting pulverised, to put it nicely.

11.47pmA Raonic vs. Murray fourth-round clash could be very interesting indeed...

Raonic 6-3 *5-0 BlakeBREAK! Blake whacks another horrible forehand long to give Raonic the break. This set is all but over.

11.46pmGAME, SET AND MATCH! Puchkova 1-6 1-6 Errani

11.45pmA real up and down game, this one. It's gone one way then the other but we're back at deuce.

11.42pmEncouraging from Blake. He was down 0-40 but brings it back to deuce.

Raonic 6-3 4-0* BlakeIt's a mixture between some very confident, dyanmic hitting from Raonic and some woeful shots from Blake, but the Canadian is running away with this one. He holds again and is swiftly closing in on this second set.

Raonic 6-3 *3-0 BlakeIt goes from bad to worse for Blake who surrenders the third game on his serve. Raonic is having his cake and eating it out there.

11.36pmGAME, SET AND MATCH! Kerber 6-1 6-2 Govortsova

Raonic 6-3 2-0* BlakeRaonic firmly on top here now. Blake can't live with the massive serve and the Canadian holds.

Raonic 6-3 *1-0 BlakeBlake's world is crumbling around him right now. A woeful backhand from the American slams into the net and gives Raonic the early break.

11.29pmAnyway, it'll be Blake to open the serving in this second set.

11.28pmSET! Three fizzing aces give Raonic the hold and with it the set. I'll be honest - this isn't a classic. While on paper a hard-hitting contest between two power merchants sounds appealing, the reality is that rallies are few and far between. Neither of these two are showing too much craft out there at the moment.

Raonic *5-3 BlakeLooks like Raonic will have to serve out the first set himself after Blake comfortably holds.

11.23pmWhile we're at it, here's tomorrow's order of play for day seven. Djokovic, Azarenka and Sharapova are all in action, but the one that we're looking forward to is Laura Robson's fourth-round encounter with defending champion Sam Stosur. Can the 18-year-old Brit pull off another upset?

Raonic 5-2* BlakeRaonic's serving arm is on fire (not literally) and helps him to another hold. Looks like he'll be taking this first set unless Blake pulls something magical out of his metaphorical hat.

Raonic *4-2 BlakeBREAK! Big moment there as Blake fluffs his shot at the net and Raonic has the break.

11.17pmSET! Sara Errani also not wasting any time against Olga Puchkova as the Italian takes the opening set 6-1.

US Open day six - Raonic 3-2* BlakeAnother stinging ace gives Raonic the advantage before Blake makes the error. The Canadian leads 3-2.

11.11pm...But Raonic cancels them both out with two aces. Emphatic.

11.10pmBig chance for Blake now as he brings up two break points...

Raonic *2-2 BlakeBlake is in full swing now and holds comfortably. The home crowd are getting into this one, between hearty bites of hotdog.

Raonic 2-1* BlakeRaonic slams an ace past Blake to give him the hold. Again, what a shirt.

11.03pmSET! Angelique Kerber wastes no time in that first set as she takes it 6-1 against Olga Govortsova. That one could be over pretty soon if the German's dominance in that first set is anything to go by.

Raonic *1-1 BlakeAlready some big baseline hitting from these boys. Raonic hits long and Blake has the hold.

11.00pmJust so you know, Milos Raonic is wearing an outrageous orange shirt.

10.58pmRight, off to Grandstand for us now to dip into the Raonic vs. Blake match. It's only just started and Canadian Raonic has held serve.

Kerber *4-1 GovortsovaIt's take 15 minutes but Olga Govortsova finally has a game on the board.

Kerber 4-0* GovortsovaKerber casually puts a forehand into the corner and holds again. It's all too easy for the German right now.

Kerber *3-0 GovortsovaBREAK! This looks very ominous for Govortsova. The Belarusian hits long and Kerber breaks again to love.

10.45pmIt's worth pointing out that we will be joining the Raonic vs. Blake match once it gets underway. There's added interest for that one as Andy Murray will be taking on the winner in the fourth round.

Kerber 2-0* GovortsovaIt's a blistering start for Kerber who holds with relative ease.

Kerber *1-0 GovortsovaBREAK! Govortsova's serve looks shaky straight away and Kerber has the instant break.

10.38pmCORRECTION: We're actually going to follow Angelique Kerber's third-round encounter with Olga Govortsova. This one just about to get underway.

10.35pmGAME, SET AND MATCH! Kirilenko 7-5 4-6 4-6 Hlavackova

10.31pmRight, stay with us because up next we'll have live text commentary of that match between Raonic and Blake. A couple of big hitters right there.

10.26pmGAME, SET AND MATCH! Soler-Espinosa 1-6 7-6(3) 3-6 Pironkova

10.25pmNext up for Murray will be the winner between Milos Raonic and James Blake.

10.21pmMurray will have plenty of questions to answer after that because he was well off the pace today. However, he's through and that's all that matters. Both men were out there for just under four hours and you can only applaud their fitness. Credit must also go to Feliciano Lopez because he has been comfortably beaten by Murray on a number of occasions in the past but today he dug in and played some wonderful tennis.

10.19pmGAME, SET AND MATCH! He's done it! Lopez hits a backhand into the net and Murray is through to the round four 7-6 7-6 4-6 7-6.









10.12pmThat last rally was 19 strokes



Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 4-6 6-6 LopezLopez hits a couple of aces and we have another tie-break. Hold on to your hats...

10.09pmGAME, SET AND MATCH! Amidst all of that drama, Roger Federer has safely booked his place in the fourth round thanks to a routine 6-3 6-4 6-4 victory over Fernando Verdasco. The Swiss will play either Mardy Fish or Gilles Simon in the last 16.

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 4-6 6-5* LopezAnd that's that. Lopez fires into the net again and Murray holds. Thrilling stuff there from both players.

10.07pmWhat a fantastic point. Murray thinks he's got it with a drop shot but Lopez somehow gets there to keep the ball in play. Both men trade blows at the baseline before Lopez hits the net. The crowd are on their feet. Deuce.

10.05That's incredible from Lopez as he hits an outstretched backhand volley at the net to bring it to deuce on the Murray serve. The Murray double faults! Game point Lopez, can he convert?...

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 4-6 *5-5 LopezLopez doesn't mess around there as he holds comfortably. Murray's only point came from a clean forehand winner down the line but he was done there.

9.58pmSo, can Murray break here and clinch the match? He won't want to be out in that heat much longer.

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 4-6 5-4* LopezBig hold from Murray there. Lopez had a sniff of a chance but couldn't push on. However, the Spaniard is giving a great account of himself out there.

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 4-6 *4-4 LopezWhoosh. Lopez fires home an ace to hold. That could be a pivotal game in the context of this match. Murray failed to take two break points so this one continues.

9.51pmThe Scot has a second break point but Lopez serves and volleys his way out of trouble. Gutsy stuff.

9.50pmMurray has the chance for a break point, but Lopez come back to make it deuce.

9.47pmLopez to serve. What a time this would be for Murray to break...

9.46pmSET! Soler-Espinosa 1-6 7-6[3] Pironkova

9.45pmIn terms of Murray's fatigue, it's worth pointing out that it's sweltering conditions out there in New York.

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 4-6 4-3* LopezThat's a fairly simple hold for Murray and we haven't been able to say that for a while.

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 4-6 *3-3 LopezIt's another hold for Lopez as Murray hits wide. This one is very much in the balance.

9.40pmMurray yet again barely moves as Lopez fires past him to move 30-0 ahead.

9.38pmSET! Kirilenko 7-5 4-6 Hlavackova

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 4-6 3-2* LopezThat's more like it from Murray! A stinging ace finally gives him the hold. Will that spark him into life?

9.36pmMurray gets the advantage but then puts a poor shot into the net. Neither man wants to win this game, it seems.

9.34pmYowzers. Murray hits wide and it's deuce. He's not a happy bunny.

9.32pmLopez saw a chance there at 0-30, but Murray pulls it back to 30-30.

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 4-6 *2-2 LopezMurray not giving much back on the Lopez serve right now and the Spaniard holds. Sorry to sound like a broken record but Murray looks to be really labouring out there.

9.26pmIvan Lendl is still looking completely emotionless in the stands but he would probably give Murray some choice words right about now if he had the chance.

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 4-6 2-1* LopezThat's better from Murray. He moves to the net before hitting a backhand volley to win the point and hold.

9.23pmSET! Roger Federer looking well on course for the fourth round now as he leads Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-4.

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 4-6 *1-1 LopezMurray now just batting forehands back to Lopez, who comfortably holds.

9.21pmOoh, Murray's down now as he goes for a shot at the back of the court. He's up on his feet quickly but that'll get tongues wagging.

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 4-6 1-0* LopezIt's a tough opening game for Murray but he comes through to hold. He's certainly looking down in the dumps at the moment. As only a multi-millionaire tennis star can.

9.18pmLopez has the chance for a break point, squanders it, but then Murray hits long so we're at deuce.

9.15pmOkay then, it'll be Murray to open serve in this fourth set. Deep breaths...

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 4-6 LopezSET! Murray hits long off Lopez's serve and the Spaniard has the set. Murray was quite dreadful at times there and he'll need to buck up his idea's if he's to see off his opponent. This wasn't in the plan, that's for sure.

9.09pmThe least-threatening rally in the world comes to an end when Lopez smashes the ball to Murray's opposite side. 15-15.

9.06pmBREAK! Incredible scenes from Lopez as he jumps high into the air while pumping his fist. He's got the break and will now serve for the third set. What a turnaround!

9.03pmLopez goes 0-30 on the Murray serve and the Brit really doesn't look like he's moving too well now.

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) *4-4 LopezSimple stuff from Lopez to hold to love. He's digging in now. Surely this can't go to four sets...

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 4-3* LopezBREAK! How frsutrating for Murray, not to mention those of us following. He slams a weak forehand into the net and Lopez has a break back.

8.58pmSome fantastic jousting at the net ends with Murray making the error. He's now holding his leg with the semblance of a wince across his face...

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) *4-2 LopezBREAK! Lopez has only himself to blame again as he double faults to handle Murray the break. The Scot is firmly in control now.

8.55pmWow. A sensational Murray forehand on the run makes it 15-30 on the Lopez serve.

8.53pmIncidentally, the last time that these two met was in the Wimbledon quarter-finals last year. Murray won, just as he's won all five of their previous encounters.

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 3-2* LopezNo real trouble for Murray to hold there. Will he pounce on Lopez's next service game?

8.50pmA delightful drop shot from Murray makes it 30-0. He hasn't used that one for a while.

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) *2-2 LopezLopez looks to have the momentum with him for the time being as a sweeping forehand gives him the hold. The crowd are certainly behind him.

8.46pmSET! Kirilenko 7-5 Hlavackova

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 2-1* LopezBREAK! Just as I say that Lopez as lost it he goes and breaks. This time Murray whacks a forehand long. That was poor from the Scot, who was 30-0 ahead in that game.

8.44pmSET! Soler-Espinosa 1-6 Pironkova

8.43pmWonderful from Lopez as a deft half-volley makes it 30-30.

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) *2-0 LopezBREAK! As my colleague Liam pointed out to me, Lopez has lost it mentally. He double faults to hand Murray the break. This looks like it's going only one way now.

8.38pmMeanwhile, world number one Roger Federer gets off to a good start against Fernando Verdasco by taking the first set 6-3.

Murray 7-6(5) 7-5(5) 1-0* LopezNot the simplest opening service game for Murray but he fires an ace down the line to hold. He wants this one over with quickly.

8.36pmSET! Federer 6-3 Verdasco

8.34pmIt'll be the Brit to open the serving in this third set...

8.33pmHello there! He never makes it easy, does Andy Murray. However, you have to say that Feliciano Lopez blew that tie-break. No stats in the world can cover up the fact that he bottled that one.

8.30pmAnd that is as far as I take you. Sports Mole's very own stat man Jack Prescott will guide you through the rest of this match and beyond. Enjoy.

SECOND SET TIE-BREAK:SET! What a turnaround from Murray. The stuff of champions dare I say?! He's now 2-0 up in sets.


SECOND SET TIE-BREAK:*Murray 5-5 Lopez

SECOND SET TIE-BREAK:*Murray 4-5 Lopez

SECOND SET TIE-BREAK:Murray 3-5 Lopez*

SECOND SET TIE-BREAK:Murray 3-4 Lopez*

SECOND SET TIE-BREAK:*Murray 2-4 Lopez

SECOND SET TIE-BREAK:*Murray 1-4 Lopez

SECOND SET TIE-BREAK:Murray 1-3 Lopez*

SECOND SET TIE-BREAK:Murray 1-2 Lopez*

SECOND SET TIE-BREAK:*Murray 1-1 Lopez

SECOND SET TIE-BREAK:*Murray 0-1 Lopez

Murray 7-6(5) 6-6* LopezBreaker alert! Murray holds once more and we are into the second tie-break of the match!

Murray 7-6(5) *5-6 LopezBANG! An awesome ace from Lopez brings about another hold. The crowd are really against Murray at the moment and through no fault of his own - for a change!

Murray 7-6(5) 5-5* LopezMurray holds but it hasn't gone done with the crowd, who are on Lopez's side over that incident a minute ago. It's worth noting that Hawkeye showed that the ball was in, so Lopez would have lost the point anyway. He needs to refocus now.

Murray 7-6(5) *4-5 LopezBit of controversy here. Lopez returns a Murray serve but immediatley asks for a challenge. The umpire is not allowing it and the fiery Spaniard is not a happy bunny.

8.08pmGAME SET AND MATCH! Klizan really is making a name for himself at the moment. He's into the last 16 thanks to a 6-4 6-4 6-4 win over Chardy.

Murray 7-6(5) *4-5 LopezSome fantastic tennis from Lopez. He really is playing out of his skin right now. Murray now serving to stay in this second set.

8.03pmUNDERWAY! World number one Roger Federer has begun his match against Spain's Fernando Verdasco.

Murray 7-6(5) 4-4* LopezA really important hold from Murray. It's now four each. Really hard to tell which way this set is going to go. Both have shown weaknesses during the opening eight games.

Murray 7-6(5) *3-4 LopezWow! Blink and you'll miss it. Lopez is buzzing now after that hold. Pressure now firmly on Murray's shoulders.

Murray 7-6(5) 3-3* LopezBREAK! Well that wasn't in the script! Murray hits into the net to give Lopez renewed belief. We're level at three games all in the second set.

7.49pmGAME SET AND MATCH! Cilic overcomes the challenge of Nishikori in four sets. Impressive from the Croatian.

Murray 7-6(5) *3-2 LopezVery good from Lopez. He may have been broken, but he is not giving up on this set just yet. He will need to make inroads on Murray's serve soon though if he to level up proceedings.

Murray 7-6(5) 3-1* LopezAnother game and another hold for Murray. He's edging close to a two-set lead.

Murray 7-6(5) *2-1 LopezAnd the Spaniard manages it. Have to say, Murray looked a player there that is solely concentrating on holding his own serve having already gained a break.

Murray 7-6(5) 2-0* LopezImportant hold for Murray. Now it's equally important for Lopez that he follows suit.

7.36pmAs if by magic, here's our match report of Serena's victory.

7.35pmGAME SET AND MATCH! Classy stuff from Serena Williams, who storms to victory over Ekaterina Makarova 6-4 6-0. She looks the hot favourite to win this tournament.

Murray 7-6(5) *1-0 LopezBREAK! He couldn't find one in the opening set, but in the first game of the second Murray has broken. Lopez looked nowhere near as assured in that game.

7.31pmSET! Klizan is edging closer to the last 16 following his second 6-4 success over Chardy. He now leads the Frenchman by two sets to nil.

Murray 7-6(5) 0-0* LopezSet two is slightly delayed while we wait for the crowd to take their seats!

Murray 7-6(5) LopezSET! At the fourth time of asking, Murray takes the opening set. A really good set of tennis from both players. Lopez has surprised me with the way that he has matched the Scot.

First Set Tie-Break:*Murray 6-5 Lopez - SET POINT MURRAY

First Set Tie-Break:Murray 5-5 Lopez*

7.23pmGAME SET AND MATCH: Almagro defeats Sock in four. Match report here.

First Set Tie-Break:Murray 5-4 Lopez*

First Set Tie-Break:Get comfy folks, this could take a while!

First Set Tie-Break:*Murray 4-4 Lopez

First Set Tie-Break:*Murray 3-4 Lopez

First Set Tie-Break:Murray 3-3 Lopez*

First Set Tie-Break:Murray 3-2 Lopez*

First Set Tie-Break:*Murray 2-2 Lopez

First Set Tie-Break:*Murray 1-2 Lopez

First Set Tie-Break:Murray 1-1 Lopez*

First Set Tie-Break:Murray 1-0 Lopez*

Murray *6-6 LopezIt's tie-break time as Lopez holds. In all honesty it's a fitting way to decide this set. Murray has won the two previous tie-breaks between the pair.

7.13pmSET! Nishikori is still alive and kicking. The Japanese number one comes out on top in a breaker with Cilic 7-3. The Croatian still leads 2-1 in sets though.

Murray 6-5* LopezBest game of the match by a long, long way. Some stunning rallies and points won by both players. Murray eventually comes out on top following a 10-minute battle. Lopez serving again to stay in the set.

Murray *5-5 LopezExcellent from Murray, who drives the ball down the line and beyond a helpless Lopez. Deuce.

Murray *5-5 LopezACE! Murray saves one of them.

Murray *5-5 LopezTWO BREAK POINTS LOPEZ...

7.05pmSET! Serena is living up to her billing over on Arthur Ashe. She wins the first set against Makarova 6-4.

Murray *5-5 LopezFantastic character from Lopez, who was 0-40 down in that one. This has tie-break written all over it.

Murray 5-4* LopezAnd another bites the dust! A tremendous serve and volley routine from Lopez brings up deuce. Murray will not be happy with that.

Murray 5-4* LopezMurray then hits wide. One to go...

Murray 5-4* LopezLopez saves the first with a volley at the net...


Murray 5-4* LopezIt really is high quality serving from both players. On this occasion Murray serves to love again, taking his total to 11 straight points with the ball in hand. Pressure on Lopez, who is now serving to stay in this set. He hasn't been flustered yet, but this is a different type of pressure.

Murray *4-4 LopezLopez will just not go away. He holds again to level up the set at four games apiece. Big couple of games coming up now.

6.53pmSET! Talking of winning sets, that's exactly what Almagro has done. He won his third breaker against Sock 7-2. The world number 12 is now 2-1 in front in terms of sets.

Murray 4-3* LopezMind you, Murray isn't hanging around either. He serves out to love for a second time. It's looking like one break of serve is going to be enough to win this set.

Murray *3-3 LopezSixth game and a sixth hold. Have to say Lopez has started this encounter well. Murray has rarely looked like troubling him while serving.

6.49pmSET! Klizan opens up a one-set lead over Chardy thanks to a 6-4 success. The Slovakian is really making a name for himself in New York.

6.46pmSurprise, surprise! Almagro and Sock have gone into a THIRD tie-break. The match is currently level at one set all.

Murray 3-2* LopezWonderful lob from Murray sends him into a 3-2 lead. It was so good that Lopez simply stood and applauded the Scot. A contender for shot of the tournament.

6.43pmJust quickly take you away from this encounter as Radwanska has been speaking following her victory over Jankovic earlier today. Find out what the world number two has had to say here.

Murray *2-2 LopezHelped by the net cord, Lopez also holds. Even start to this match.

Murray 2-1* LopezLopez has always struggled to break Murray and so it proved again here. He spurns three break points as Murray battles back for a crucial hold.

Murray *1-1 LopezThese two are having a bit of ding-dong at the moment! Murray has saved three break points, with the score currently at deuce.

Murray *1-1 LopezAnything Murray can do - Lopez will match! The Spaniard also serves to love. Decent stuff from both players with the ball in hand.

Murray 1-0* LopezWell that is just the start Murray was after. He serves to love with minimal fuss.

6.25pmRight, it's game time. Murray will serve first.

6.24pmPrediction time - I'm going Murray in straight-sets: 6-3 6-4 6-2. So expect a tight five-setter!

6.21pmHere's a few words from Murray leading up to this match: "I've had good success against him in the past, but because of his style he can make it very tricky," said the 25-year-old Scot. "I've played him a lot. I do know his game well. He's got a big serve on him and he likes to come to the net. I've always played well against him."

6.16pmMeanwhile, Murray and Lopez have both now entered the court on Louis Armstrong. Warm-ups and coin toss due shortly.

6.15pmUNDERWAY: Elsewhere, pre-tournament favourite Serena Williams gets her round three match against Ekaterina Makarova off and running.

6.13pmThey've just arrived at the stadium. That was a rather lengthy walk! They'll both need to have a rest after that!

6.10pmHere they come at last!

6.08pmWHERE ARE YA? The pair should be on court by now, but Lopez is yet to appear from the locker room. Mind games perhaps?

6.06pmThese two met at the same stage in New York last year. It proved to be a relatively straightforward encounter for Murray, who ran out a 6-1 6-4 6-2 victor.

6.05pmSo, what do we know about Lopez? He's currently ranked 31 in the ATP standings. The 30-year-old has also never gone beyond round three at Flushing Meadows.

6.00pmUNDERWAY: Jeremy Chardy and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's conqueror Martin Klizan begin their round three encounter.

5.57pmHistory is also on Murray's side. He's won his last six meetings with the Spaniard on all surfaces.

5.56pmIn Lopez world number four Murray is up against a player who in truth is more at home on the clay. That's not to say that he won't prove to be a tough opponent, but Murray should win this one. Should!

5.54pmNow though, it's all about a certain Mr Andy Murray...

5.54pmSET! Croatia's Cilic looks to be on his way into the next round. He's now two sets up on Nishikori courtesy of a 6-4 success.

5.53pmSET! Young American Sock levels up his match with Almagro at one set apiece thanks to a 7-4 success in the second breaker of the match. Not so smelly this time from Sock (I'll get my coat).

5.51pmHot of the press - our very own Jack Prescott has produced this match report from Radwanska's victory.

Jankovic 3-6 5-7 RadwanskaGAME SET AND MATCH And she's done it! Jankovic hits long to send the world number two into round four. Not the best of matches in truth.

Jankovic 3-6 5-6* RadwanskaMATCH POINT Radwanska...

5.44pmElsewhere, Almagro and Sock have entered another breaker. Spain's Almagro won the first. How will Sock respond?

Jankovic 3-6 5-6* RadwanskaBREAK! Good to see normal service has been resumed! Radwanska breaks for a 6-5 lead and she will now serve for a spot in round four.

Jankovic 3-6 5-6* RadwanskaBREAK! Good to see normal service has been resumed! Radwanska breaks for a 6-5 lead and she will now serve for a spot in round four.

Jankovic 3-6 *5-5 RadwanskaThis holding of the serve malarkey is beginning to catch on! Radwanska levels the set up at five apiece with a string of winners.

5.39pmThe early conclusion of Vinci's match means that Andy Murray will be in action against Feliciano Lopez in around 20 minutes.

5.38pmGAME SET AND MATCH Vinci recovers from a break down in the second set against Cibulkova to advance through to round four 6-2 7-5.

Jankovic 3-6 5-4* RadwanskaSTOP THE PRESS! We have a hold of serve, at last! Jankovic leads 5-4 meaning that Radwanska is now serving to stay in the set.

Jankovic 3-6 *4-4 RadwanskaGuess what? BREAK! I don't think either player wants to win this set. Jelena now serving for a 5-4 lead.

Jankovic 3-6 3-4* RadwanskaBREAK! This is getting silly now! I can't recall the last time one of these two held their own serve. Radwanska now leads 4-3 with a serve to come. So expect it to be four each shortly!

Jankovic 3-6 *3-3 RadwanskaBREAK! Okay, I give in! I have no idea which way this match is going to go. Jankovic breaks straight back when she looked to have run out of ideas. We could be here all night at this rate!

Jankovic 3-6 2-3* RadwanskaBREAK! And that could be curtains for Jankovic. She hands Radwanska two break points and the world number two does not pass up the opportunity.

Jankovic 3-6 *2-2 RadwanskaParity has been restored. If Jankovic fails to hold her serve next, it could spell the end of her campaign in New York.

Jankovic 3-6 2-1* RadwanskaBREAK! Oh dear Jelena! Every time she makes some inroads, she gets broken straight back. It's happened again. Radwanska now serving to level up the set.

Jankovic 3-6 *2-0 RadwanskaBREAK! Game on! Jankovic keeps plugging away and gets her rewards in the form of a break as Radwanska lobs the ball long. It's vitally important she holds her own service now.

5.02pmSET! Also up against it is Nishikori, who has lost the first set 6-3 to Cilic.

5.00pmSET! Big test for American Sock now. He's lost the opening set to Almagro 7-3 on a tie-break.

Jankovic 3-6 1-0* RadwanskaA much-needed hold for Jankovic at the start of the second set. A break next would be nice, if not a little a greedy!

4.57pmIt's advantage Almagro in his breaker with Sock. The Spaniard currently leads 4-1.

Jankovic 3-6 *0-0 RadwanskaSET! She's taken all the way to deuce, but Radwanska eventually takes the first set. If they're both honest, I don't think either player will be too happy with their performances so far. A lot of unforced errors have been committed.

4.53pmAlmagro and Sock have just entered into an opening set tie-break. Will keep you posted with who emerges victorious.

4.50pmSET! Nope, not for Radwanska (well not yet anyway!) Italy's Vinci breaks for a second time to win her opening set 6-2 against Cibulkova.

Jankovic 3-5* RadwanskaIt's a welcome hold for Jankovic, but one she was made to work hard for again. Radwanska will now serve for the set.

Jankovic *2-5 RadwanskaJankovic will be kicking herself right now. She had plenty of opportunities to break back in that game. However, she will now serve to stay in the set.

4.40pmIf you're wondering why there has been a lack of updates, it's because these two cannot separated at the moment! Jankovic has had four break points and taken none of them! Big game this one.

Jankovic 2-4* RadwanskaBREAK! I swear it's easier to break serve than hold at the moment! A poor shot down the line from Jankovic hands the advantage back to Radwanska. But can she hold?!

Jankovic *2-3 RadwanskaBREAK! Well, well, well - I didn't see that coming. Jankovic not only breaks straight back, but she does it empathetically to love. Have to say breaks of serve have been extremely frequent in the women's game during this tournament.

4.28pmBREAK! They are like London buses at the moment! Cilic takes a 2-0 lead against Nishikori during the opening set.

Jankovic 1-3* RadwanskaBREAK! Have to say it's not great surprise that Radwanska has made the breakthrough already. She races into a 0-40 lead and takes the game at the second time of asking.

4.23pmA quick Google search claims that it is 31� in the 'Big Apple' - rather them than me!

Jankovic *1-2 RadwanskaEasy hold for Radwanska there. She looks in good form, even at this early stage. On a side note, it looks extremely hot in New York! Jankovic in particular seems to be struggling.

Jankovic 1-1* RadwanskaAnd she has responded positively, although Radwanska made her work extremely hard there. The Pole took the game all the way to deuce.

Jankovic *0-1 RadwanskaAn early hold for world number two Radwanska. Over to you Miss Jankovic.

4.10pmThat match is due to get underway any minute now, as do Nicolas Almagro vs. Jack Sock and Marin Cilic's encounter against Japan's Kei Nishikori. We'll keep you updated on both.

4.08pmAfternoon everyone. Day six then - where has the last few days gone?! There is actually a decent lineup today, starting with Jelena Jankovic vs. Agnieszka Radwanska.

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