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27/08/18 - Louis Armstrong Stadium
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Andy Murray - James Duckworth
US Open men - 27 August 2018

US Open – Follow the Tennis match between Andy Murray and James Duckworth live with Eurosport. The match starts at 16:00 on 27 August 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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"At times it was tricky, especially early on in the match," says Murray. "I was happy I managed to get through that and play some good stuff at times."

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Good match, that, and a good run-out for the returning Murray.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 7-5 6-3 DUCKWORTH: Murray wobbles a bit at 30-15, serving a double fault, but some smart running to the net sets up match point, and when Duckworth returns into the net, it's time to shake hands.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 7-5 5-3 DUCKWORTH: A hold to love for Duckworth, but Murray isn't turning the screws as he knows he will have the chance to serve it out.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 7-5 5-2 DUCKWORTH: That's good stuff from Murray, holding his serve and staying very focused.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 7-5 4-2 DUCKWORTH: A third break point is what Andy Murray needs as James Duckworth serves up a double fault once more - unfortunate, because some of his tennis has been great and the rallies here are largely terrific.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 7-5 3-2 DUCKWORTH: A service game full of errors from Murray but quick thinking from Duckworth. A break back, and we're on serve.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 7-5 3-1 DUCKWORTH: Clever play from Andy Murray, grabbing the break and celebrating the game with another fist-pump.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 7-5 2-1 DUCKWORTH: A really swift hold to love for Murray, grabbing this match by the scruff of the neck in the fourth set.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 7-5 1-1 DUCKWORTH: Murray breaks right back, though, with Duckworth's service game simply sagging.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 7-5 0-1 DUCKWORTH: Murray chucks his racquet to the ground after Duckworth breaks his serve at the start of the fourth.

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Apparently poor Duckworth has been given a warning for unsportsmanlike behaviour at that change of ends - either swearing to himself or chucking his racquet.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 7-5 DUCKWORTH: Tremendous rally on set point and Andy Murray roars again as he goes into the lead.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 6-5 DUCKWORTH: "Come on!" roars Murray as he holds this vital service game. He then takes to his seat and notes to the umpire that his ice towel is melting.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 5-5 DUCKWORTH: The crowd - quiet so far - begin to rouse some applause for these two, both recovering from injury and working hard in the heat.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 5-4 DUCKWORTH: Duckworth despairs as he sends a forehand volley into the net - that was a great chance on the Murray serve.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 4-4 DUCKWORTH: Murray's testing out the range of his returns, but Duckworth is equal to it.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 4-3 DUCKWORTH: A hold to love for Murray who's looking very happy on serve.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-4 3-3 DUCKWORTH: A beautiful passing shot from Murray at the start of the game, but then a poor splay into the net and it's no wonder he's chuntering to himself crossly.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 3-2 DUCKWORTH: Murray's rocketing these serves down, albeit getting called on a double fault as he looks to finish the game.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 2-2 DUCKWORTH: Duckworth is puffing out his cheeks quite a bit in this humid weather.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 2-1 DUCKWORTH: All with serve so far in the third.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 1-1 DUCKWORTH: A hold for Duckworth, who's giving Murray a test on this big stage.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 1-0 DUCKWORTH: After a lengthy break while Duckworth goes off court for a bit, it's a hold to love for Murray.

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MURRAY 6-7 6-3 DUCKWORTH: There we go. Really good work from Murray, snaffling the Duckworth serve, putting the pressure on, and taking the second set.

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MURRAY 6-7 5-3 DUCKWORTH: Good stuff from Murray, steady progress towards levelling up.

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MURRAY 6-7 4-2 DUCKWORTH: Duckworth is certainly going toe-to-toe with Murray, reiterating his point that he thinks this is his best chance to beat a former World No.1.

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MURRAY 6-7 3-2 DUCKWORTH: Murray threatens to break but Duckworth utlises the serve and volley to great effect.

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Andy Murray is happier.

Thumbs up from Andy Murray
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MURRAY 6-7 3-1 DUCKWORTH: A consolidation of that break of serve and that's the mindset we're used to seeing. Gritted teeth. Vintage Murray.

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MURRAY 6-7 2-1 DUCKWORTH: Yep, and there's the Murray fist-clench as he gets the first break of serve in this second set.

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MURRAY 6-7 1-1 DUCKWORTH: Andy Murray often looks like he's limping, but that lope is more pronounced now. That could mean anything, though.

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MURRAY 6-7 1-0 DUCKWORTH: A hold of serve to get the second set under way.

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Andy Murray is getting really cross with people just wandering down the stairs with their refreshments as they try and find a seat on a half-full Louis Armstrong court.

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MURRAY 6-7 DUCKWORTH: Murray comes back from 3-0 down to push Duckworth, but the Australian takes the tie-break 7-5.

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MURRAY 6-6 DUCKWORTH: The Australian saves two set points, and we're into a tie-break.

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MURRAY 6-5 DUCKWORTH: It's so nice to see that lovely Murray forehand back in action on the biggest stage.

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MURRAY 5-5 DUCKWORTH: Sound returning from Murray but not yet damaging the Duckworth hold.

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MURRAY 5-4 DUCKWORTH: A beautiful flowing hold to love for Andy Murray.

 

MURRAY 4-4 DUCKWORTH: Still with serve, and Murray's usually excellent return isn't making any inroads yet.

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MURRAY 4-3 DUCKWORTH: All with serve so far. The heat map shows that Murray is moving up to the net a little bit more than he did back in 2016.

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MURRAY 3-3 DUCKWORTH: Murray starts to make inroads into the Duckworth serve, grabbing himsef a break point but unable to convert.

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MURRAY 3-2 DUCKWORTH: More ice towel and ice water for Andy Murray, who'll be hoping for a gentle-ish introduction to Grand Slam play.

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MURRAY 2-2 DUCKWORTH: Duckworth is bouncing around on his red-shod toes between points, staying loose.

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MURRAY 2-1 DUCKWORTH: "Can I get an ice towel, please?" asks the former World No.1 as he holds serve and takes a seat.

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MURRAY 1-1 DUCKWORTH: A hold for Duckworth in front of a quiet crowd, who still can't find their seats properly. The umpire tries to hurry them up.

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MURRAY 1-0 DUCKWORTH: A good rally to start the match, with the Australian taking the first point, but a straightforward hold for Murray.

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Later on today, Sir Andrew Barron Murray takes on Australia's James Duckworth on Louis Armstrong Stadium.