NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):
Second-seeded Andy Murray held on to win his third-round match at the U.S. Open on Saturday, ensuring at least two British men will be in the tournament’s final 16 for the first time in the Open era.
Murray needed more than three hours to complete a 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 victory over 40th-ranked Italian Paolo Lorenzi, who was on court nearly five hours in his previous match, a five-set win over Gilles Simon.
Murray joined countryman Kyle Edmund in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows, and a third could join them if Daniel Evans can win his match currently underway against third-seeded Stan Wawrinka. The last time there were two British men in the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament was at Wimbledon in 2002 with Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski.
Murray advances to play 22nd-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, who put away Joao Sousa for a 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 win.
After moving ahead…