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US Open 2017: Kyle Edmund & Cameron Norrie win as Heather Watson beaten

US OpenVenue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 SeptBBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary on selected matches every day. Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie are through to the US Open second round but Heather Watson has been knocked out.Edmund, who reached the fourth round in New York last year, impressively defeated Dutch 32nd seed Robin Haase 6-3 7-5 6-3 in under two hours.Qualifier Norrie, 22, progressed when Russia’s Dmitry Tursunov retired when trailing 7-6 (9-7) 6-1.

Watson, 25, was beaten 6-4 6-4 by Alize Cornet with British number one Johanna Konta in action later.The world number seven faces Serb Aleksandra Krunic from about 19:00 BST.More to follow.Live scores and results’I drank a can of cola’Edmund, the world number 42, is the highest ranked British male player in the tournament after the withdrawal of Andy Murray.The 22-year-old came into Flushing Meadows following a semi-final appearance at last week’s Winston-Salem Open, meaning his victory over Haase was his eighth match in nine days.He told Eurosport: “I was very tired this morning, I have played a lot of matches, my coach said today is not about tactics, it’s about mentality.”I had to drink a can of cola to get my sugar up, but then I started to get into the match.”Edmund took the first set in 35 minutes against Haase, but encountered more of a challenge from the 30-year-old in the second set.The Brit served for the set at 5-3 but was broken twice as Haase levelled at 5-5. However, Edmund got over his blip to win the next two games and the set, before racing to victory in the third.”I managed my game well,” he added. “I would have liked to have been more solid, but I saved break points. “Overall, to come and win in three straight sets against a guy like Haase, I am pleased with it.”Alerts, Live Guide & MySport Alerts: Tennis news sent to your phoneMy Sport: Sign up to follow tennis news
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