Andy Murray takes on Paolo Lorenzi in the men's singles third round of the 2016 US Open on Saturday (3 September).

Where to watch live

The match starts at 7.30pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available in the UK on British Eurosport & Eurosport HD. Live scores and regular updates will be available on US Open's official website.


World number two Andy Murray has continued his good form in the ongoing 2016 US Open, coming into this clash on the back of a 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Marcel Granollers in the second round on 1<sup>st September.

Despite the win, the Scot had a poor game in terms of his serve, with a first-serve percentage of just 43, which is a bit of a concern. Murray revealed that the noise at the stadium (he was playing under the closed roof at the Arthur Ashe for the very first time) was a a distraction which made it difficult for him to concentrate.

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Andy Murray is the current world number two in the men's ATP rankings Getty

If Murray puts in a disciplined performance, there is no reason why he cannot win come 3 September.

His opponent, Paolo Lorenzi will be competing in the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career, in fact before this tournament he had only won two main Grand Slam matches in his career.

The 34-year-old, who has disappointed throughout his career, has done well at the US Open so far, beating Carlos Berlocq 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 in the first round and shocking 30<sup>th seed Gilles Simon 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-7, 7-6 in the second round.

Lorenzi has played Murray once in the past with disastrous results and is not expected to cause an upset in the fourth round on Saturday.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Andy Murray to win: 1/100
  • Marcel Granollers to win: 16


The duo have faced each once in ATP tour and Grand Slam events, with Murray winning that encounter.They faced each other in the round of 32 of the Adelaide Open way back in 2006, with the Scot coming out on top with a 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 victory.

US Open history

Murray and Lorenzi have never faced each other at the US Open in the past.