Murray advances at Flushing Meadows
Andy Murray recorded his 200th Grand Slam match win as he progressed to the second round of the US Open.
The former champion beat France’s Corentin Moutet in straight sets.
Murray missed a couple of tournaments in the build up to competing in New York because of an abdominal issue but tells Sky Sports News, he’s back to full fitness.
“The preparation was slightly tricky, because I had to pull out of the tournament midway in Canada, and I missed Cincinnati.
“I’ve had to sort of slowly build my serving up, but I was happy with how I served today, it felt good, and we move on to the next one.”
VAR was used for the very first time at a Grand Slam during the match, however things certainly didn’t go to plan.
Moutet requested that VAR take a look after a double bounce was called against him.
The umpire Louise Engzell pulled out a tablet to examine the incident, however after a lengthy delay informed the players that VAR wasn’t working, and that her original call would stand.
VAR didn't quite go to plan at the US Open between Corentin Moutet and Andy Murray 📺 pic.twitter.com/oV4WOWnvIu
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Also at Flushing Meadows, Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur progressed to the second round.
She beat Colombian Camila Osorio in straight sets.
The Tunisian had to overcome serious looking breathing difficulties in the first set.
Carlos Alcaraz has begun the defence of his US Open title with a quick passage to the second round.
He was a set up on Dominik Koepfer when the German retired hurt.
Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev also won their first round matches in New York.
The action conitnues at the US Open Today.
Among the ties in the women’s second round women’s number 1 seed Iga Swiatek faces Australia’s Daria Saville, while home favourite Coco Gauff faces Mirra Andreeva
In the men’s second round second seed Novak Djokavic faces Spain’s Bernabe Zapata Miralles, while Casper Ruud faces Zhang Zhizhen.