More drama in New York

Evans edged out by Wawrinka as Murray wins

Andy Murray Rio finalTennis – US Open: Briton Dan Evans took third seed Stan Wawrinka to five sets and was on match point in the fourth set tie-break before succumbing to the Swiss grand slam winner.

In his best-ever performance Evans was seeking to become the fourth Briton to reach the fourth round. But Wawrinka saved the match point and came back in the fifth to win 4-6 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 (10-8) 6-2.

Andy Murray earlier beat world number 40 Paolo Lorenzi 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 6-2 6-3 to join Friday’s winners Kyle Edmund and Johanna Konta in the last 16.

The last time Britain had three players in the fourth round of a Grand Slam was when John Lloyd, Anne Hobbs and Jo Durie got to that stage at the 1985 Australian Open.

The last time there were two British men in the fourth round of a major tournament was at Wimbledon in 2002 when Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski made it.

The appearance of Murray, Evans and Edmund in the third round of the US Open was the first time three British males have made it to that stage in the tournament since 1968.


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