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US Open 2015: James Ward in dark while Aljaz Bedene enjoys the sun — The sun that shone so brightly for James Ward just a couple of months ago has gone, leaving him at the dark end of the street. Aljaz Bedene, meanwhile, is walking on the bright side of the road, through to the second round of the US Open at his first attempt, with serendipity for a friend.

Roger Federer charges past Leonardo Mayer in US Open first round — Novak Djokovic went through to the second round here for the loss of just three games to the Brazilian João Souza on day one.

Defending champion Serena Williams marches into US Open second round — Serena Williams, as befits the grand dame of tennis, began the pursuit of a calendar grand slam with a regal swat on the first evening of the 2015 US Open.

Novak Djokovic beats João Souza to move into US Open second round — It is a year since Kei Nishikori embarrassed Novak Djokovic in the US Open semi-finals - an impossibility this year after his shock departure on day one - but the Serb looked far happier at the start of this campaign than he has done for weeks, moving into the second round after beating the Brazilian João Souza.

Andy Murray busy but happy heading into US Open clash with Nick Kyrgios — If Andy Murray were not leading the British charge at a grand slam tournament, a familiar pall would hang over proceedings, once the norm for the travelling representatives of a tennis nation not so much starved of success as incapable of even remembering it.

Kei Nishikori shocked by Benoît Paire in first round at Flushing Meadows — Tumult arrived early in Flushing Meadows as the erratic but talented Frenchman Benoît Paire beat last year's US Open finalist, Kei Nishikori, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4. Paire, ranked 41 in the world, saved two match points to force a fifth set, and later looked as surprised as the Japanese fourth seed was despondent.

Heather Watson makes early US Open exit after defeat to Lauren Davis — At 11.19am, local time, on day one of the 2015 US Open, Heather Watson was among the early warriors to get the show rolling, her serve spinning pleasingly towards the American Lauren Davis out on Court 17. There was nothing to indicate the angst to come.

Andy Murray ready for US Open with volume up on and off court — When Roger Federer beat Andy Murray in the Wimbledon semi-finals seven weeks ago, the Swiss played tennis that was like water running steadily and unendingly from a tap on a summer's day, effortlessly brilliant and soothing - until it dried up in the final against Novak Djokovic.

British trio led by Heather Watson go into US Open on mixed fortunes — It has been another summer of dashed hopes and teasing promise for British women's tennis but Heather Watson, Laura Robson and Johanna Konta have arrived at Flushing Meadows with dramatically contrasting baggage.

Lleyton Hewitt charged with taming Nick Kyrgios in US Open swansong — The Australians gathered at the 2015 US Open are not exactly the Millwall of tennis but they do give the impression of caring little about what faraway critics think of them, or even those with tape recorders and microphones who turned the players' garden at Flushing Meadows into the modern equivalent of a medieval court.
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Sep 01, 2015

Hi Chis. Would you know which British women's player has the longest winning sequence? Konta is up to 14

Sep 01, 2015

RT @Peter_Fitz: London Chapter of the Australian Republican Movement soon up and running. Pls tweet me you expats, if you're up for it! And spread the word!

Sep 01, 2015

RT @BoxingFanatic_: @kevinmitchell50 not ideal if people are still buying tickets/flights/hotels today to find out later it's off. Only in boxing....

Sep 01, 2015

Adam Booth tight-lipped during Lee gym session re Saunders rumours. No change there, then

Sep 01, 2015

.@frankwarren_tv 2pm call on rumours over Lee-Saunders fight. Fingers crossed

Sep 01, 2015

RT @frankwarren_tv: A formal announcement regarding a change to the WW3 event in Manchester will be made later today by Frank Warren.

Sep 01, 2015

RT @DeclanTaylor87: It is now 12 months since @PacoValcarcel confirmed Korobov v Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO title. Been a long wait for that shot.

Sep 01, 2015

@oldpicsarchive: Manchester police in the classroom, 1910” Watching the Detectives

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