US Open: Andy Murray vs. Matteo Berrettini, Ons Jabeur vs. Shelby Rogers – live! | US Open Tennis 2022

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Shelby, the 31st seed, is now up 4-3 before Jabeur meets their 12th winner of the set to take a 30-0 lead in game eight.

“Stay tuned in. Live programming will start shortly”. That’s the message on the Andy Murray match as I browse Amazon Prime. Back to the excellent Rogers-Jabeur match.

Rogers breaks back and goes 3-3 against Jabeur in the opener. The Tunisian roars in frustration as she nets a forehand to drop serve.

Greg Rusedski says: “Andy looks good in training” as he watches the 2012 champion complete his stride. I’m not sure if that matters much. Could he look terrible in training? I think Greg fills.

Rogers reached the quarterfinals here in 2020 and round four last year, so it presents a tough test. However, Jabeur is now finding her reach and winning three games on the spin – two of those breaks – to take a 3-2 lead.

In New York it is currently 24 degrees and with no cloud cover, that’s warm enough to challenge 35-year-old Murray against his 26-year-old opponent Berrettini. Although the Italian is closer to the sun at 6ft 5in, it may even out. More hot takes when I have them.

Things won’t go according to plan for Jabeur just yet and two unforced errors after another game of deuce give Rogers a break. 2-0 for the American.

Another singles match of the third round is in play and Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is 17th, 3-1 ahead of Colombia’s Daniel Elahi Galan after breaking his opponent in the very first game.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina returns the favor to Daniel Elahi Galan.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina returns the favor to Daniel Elahi Galan. Photo: Seth Little/AP

Quite a start for Louis Armstrong as Rogers saves five break points to win the opening game against Jabeur. Some quality tennis in these first exchanges.

Elsewhere, there is currently British interest in doubles with Joe Salisbury alongside American Rajeev Ram. They face Aslan Karatsev and Luke Saville in the stands and lost the first game on serve.

Less than an hour before Andy Murray begins their third-round clash, but in the meantime we have things to do elsewhere.

Ons Jabeur, the women’s fifth seed, has been eliminated at this point in each of the last three years, but the Wimbledon finalist will be a warm order to beat American Shelby Rogers. Your fight against Louis Armstrong has only just begun. Jabeur leads their neck-and-neck race 2-0.

Warm welcome and first, let’s look at Amazon Prime’s live coverage where Tim Henman and Jim Courier discuss Andy Murray. Andy is “trending in the right direction,” says Tim, while surprisingly, if I’m honest, Jim doesn’t know what a vest is. Murray’s trainer, Ivan Lendl, wears one while watching his man warm up, but Jim’s response is “a what?” when discussing the item of clothing.

preamble

Emma Raducanu’s grip in the women’s singles was snatched away immediately, but this is shaping up to be quite a tournament for the British men. Four of them made it into the third-round draw and that’s an Open-era record.

Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans joined the British invasion on Thursday afternoon and now it’s their turn for two more members of this fabulous four – Andy Murray and Jack Draper – to go even deeper and reach the last 16.

Murray vs Matteo Berrettini is the big early showdown today, with the pair taking on Arthur Ashe from around 5pm UK time. The Italian is seeded 13th and holds a 2-1 record against the Scot, who has not made it that far since reaching the last eight in 2016. Murray, of course, won that tournament in 2012.

The extremely promising Draper – 15 years Murray’s junior – stunned 6th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets in round two and his match against 27th seed Karen Khachanov is due at around 18.45 UK time in the stands.

And as the clock strikes midnight here (that’s 7 p.m. New York time), Serena Williams continues her attempt at a fairytale goodbye. Ajla Tomljanovic is her opponent on Arthur Ashe. Sit back and get ready for another dramatic day at Flushing Meadows.

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