US Open day one: Plenty of respect for ‘legend’ Andy Murray while Naomi Osaka is all smiles

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Andy Murray takes a tumble

Andy Murray rolled back the years as he agonisingly lost out to third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas on a sensational opening day at the US Open.

The former world No 1 pushed Tsitsipas all the way in a five-set marathon, but was left frustrated by the Greek’s lengthy bathroom breaks and made his feelings clear afterwards.

It was a tough day for the British contingent with only Dan Evans making it through.

Meanwhile, Naomi Osaka got her title defence up and running with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Marie Bouzkova.

Here, we look back at day one at the US Open.

Picture of the day

A smiling Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka is all smiles after a tough year (Elise Amendola/AP)

Shot of day

Tweet of the day

From one Andy to another

Stat of the day

Tsitsipas is now the 10th active player to have beaten Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray

Quote of the day

“I rate him a lot. I think he’s a brilliant player. I think he’s great for the game. But I have zero time for that stuff at all, and I lost respect for him.” – Andy Murray on Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Brit watch

Cameron Norrie plays a shot

Cameron Norrie fell to Carlos Alcaraz (Elise Amendola/AP)

Murray’s defeat was quickly followed by Cameron Norrie going down in straight sets to Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz. Johanna Konta’s withdrawal through injury pre-empted a miserable day for Britain’s women with Heather Watson and Harriet Dart departing. But Dan Evans made it through, beating Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro 6-3 7-6 (6) 6-4 6-1.

Fallen seeds

Men: John Isner (19), Ugo Humbert (23), Cameron Norrie (26), Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (29), Marin Cilic (30)
Women: Yulia Putintseva (31)

Up next

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev gets the action under way on Arthur Ashe against Sam Querrey, before women’s world No 1 Ashleigh Barty takes on Vera Zvonareva. Novak Djokovic then begins his bid for the Calendar Grand Slam against Holger Rune.

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