The British number one Cameron Norrie has reached the second round of the US Open 2022 after beating France’s Benoit Paire in three sets.
He now joins fellow Brits Dan Evans and Harriet Dart in the second round of the tournament, meanwhile Andy Murray and Jack Draper have made it through to the third round of the competition.
2021 champion Emma Raducanu lost out in her first round match to Alize Cornet to end her hopes of retaining her title once more and the women’s competition will now see a new tournament champion with the world number one Iga Swiatek currently topping the betting charts.
Norrie, 27, has now had a day to recover from his first round match before preparing to take on Portugal’s Joao Sousa in the second round.
The past 12 months has been Norrie’s break-out year after winning his first singles title at Indian Wells last September and reaching the Wimbledon semi-final earlier this summer.
Now, he will bid to go one step further in the final Grand Slam of the year.
Here is all you need to know ahead of Norrie’s second round match...
When is Cameron Norrie’s next match?
Norrie will have a one day rest before taking on Joao Sousa today, Thursday 1 September 2022.
They are expected to play at around 6pm BST on Court 12 at the Flushing Meadows Tennis Park, New York.
How to watch Cameron Norrie’s next match
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Who is Cameron Norrie’s opponent?
Joao Sousa will play Norrie in the second round of the US Open. The 33-year-old defeated the American world number 77 Mackenzie Mcdonald in the first round 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 to reach the second round.
Sousa is currently the world number 59 having previously enjoyed a high of 28 back in May 2016. He has reached the fourth round of both the US Open and Wimbledon in 2018 and 2019 respectively as well as reaching the third round of the Australian Open in 2019.
The Portuguese ace has four career titles to his name and most recently reached the second round of the French Open.
Who could Cameron Norrie play next?
If Cameron Norrie can overcome Joao Sousa, he will face either the American hard-hitting server John Isner or the Norwegian world number 26 Holger Rune.
Isner, 37, is most famous for his longest match in Grand Slam history which came at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships against qualifier Nicolas Mahut.
Isner eventually won the match after eleven hours and five minutes. The score was 6-4 3-6 6-7 (7-9) 7-6 (7-3) 70-68. The final game itself was longer than the previous longest match record.
Who else is playing in the US Open?
Norrie is joined in the second round by fellow Britons Jack Draper, Andy Murray, and Dan Evans.
Both Andy Murray and Jack Draper have now also reached the third round of the competition by beating Emilio Nava and Felix Auger-Aliassime respectively.
The former world number one beat the American wildcard 7-5 6-3 6-1 6-0 on his way to face Matteo Berrettini in the third round while Draper beat the Canadian sixth seed Auger-Aliassime 6-4 6-4 6-4 and will now play Russia’s Karen Khachanov.
Harriet Dart was beaten 6-4 6-0 in her second round match against the Italian Dalma Galfi.