Sheffield’s Marray and Fleming aim for last 16 berth

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Sheffield’s Jonny Marray and doubles party Colin Fleming will play Ryan Harrison and Robert Lindstedt in the second round of the US Open today at Flushing Meadows.

American Harrison and Sweden’s Lindstedt beat Steve Johnson and Michael Russell 7-6 (8) 7-6(10) yesterday in New York.

It has been a good start to the US Open for the British pair - the final Grand Slam of the season. They lost the first set against Argentine pair Carlos Berlocq and Eduardo Schwank on Wednesday night 6-4 before recovering to win the next two sets 6-3 and 6-4.

The match, like the rest of the schedule in New York, was delayed by rain.

However, Marray and Fleming responded best to the interruptions to set up a last 32 clash with Harrison and Lindstedt .

Marray, who trains at Hallamshire tennis club in Ecclesall, said: “Obviously we’re delighted to get up and running in the US Open.

“It’s always difficult when the weather causes delays and you have to come out again after a long break but we came out and produced some of our best tennis of the match to get the break in the decider.”

Marray and Fleming are second match on court 10 today.

Meanwhile the week-long AEGON GB Pro-Series tournament starts at Graves Tennis Centre on Sunday.

The Men’s $10k ITF Pro-Circuit event features up-and-coming players hoping to progress to the main Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tours.

The singles draw features over 20 players from the UK including some of Britain’s top young players such as Liam Broady and Josh Ward-Hibbert.

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