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Andy Murray to face Jamaican Dustin Brown at US Open

US Open, Flushing Meadows
Dates: 30 August - 12 September Start time: 1600 BST
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Andy Murray
Andy Murray looks in great shape to continue his run at Flushing Meadows

Britain's Andy Murray goes into the unknown once again when he takes on Dustin Brown of Jamaica in the second round of the US Open on Friday.

Murray will take on Brown for the first time in the third match on Arthur Ashe Stadium at around 2000 BST.

However, the predicted arrival of Hurricane Earl could hit New York and trouble the Flushing Meadows schedule.

Top seed - and potential semi-final opponent for Murray - Rafael Nadal plays Denis Istomin in the night match.

Despite the tantalising prospect of a clash with Nadal further down the line, Murray is not looking beyond his next match.

I'm going to definitely play my type of tennis, play aggressive, try to keep the points short

Dustin Brown

"I need to play my best, and am not really thinking that much about Roger and Rafa right now because I'm only in the second round," said the Scot.

"That's disrespectful to all the other guys that you might have to play on the road to get there to think about playing against them.

"For me, I love playing against those guys, but you've seen someone like Berdych, who has been great in the Grand Slams this year, lost in straight sets; Soderling nearly went out the other day; Djokovic nearly went out. It's so pointless thinking ahead. I say it every Grand Slam."

Murray happy with US Open start

Brown, 25, made history in the first round when he beat Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo to become the first Jamaican man to post a victory at a Grand Slam tournament since 1974.

And the world number 123 has talked about possibly representing Great Britain in the Davis Cup as he has a British grandparent.

Asked what kind of match he could expect against Murray on Friday, Brown joked: "A tough one probably. I'm going to definitely play my type of tennis, play aggressive, try to keep the points short.

"I've seen that he's a very good returner, so I'll have to see how it works out, how I'm serving, if it's possible to play serve and volley or have to play from the baseline."

Murray admits that he has not seen much of Brown but his mother, Judy, was courtside watching the Jamaican's first match.


"I've heard about him," said the fourth seed. "He's got a big game, serves and volleys a lot and is very different to a lot of players on the tour. He's a good athlete. I haven't seen him play, so another unknown opponent really.

"You've got to try and get your tactics right. You do need to concentrate on your own game as well but it's important to know about your opponent and try and find out, even if it's just little bits and pieces about them that might help you in the match."

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