Even in a post-lockdown, post-hip replacement world, Andy Murray still knows how to set pulses racing around the UK and across the globe.
He has no right to be competing at the highest level of tennis following the radical surgery and intense rehabilitation process, but here he is, battling his way through the US Open 2020 with the nation roaring him on from the other side of the world.
Murray produced a lionhearted performance to dispatch Yoshihito Nishioka in the first round of the tournament, but fans, and the man himself, will hope that he hasn’t emptied the tank completely ahead of a much sterner test in the next round. He isn’t attending Flushing Meadows just to make up the numbers.
The 33-year-old is up against No.15 seed Felix Auger Aliassime in the second round, a rising star of the game at just 20 years old.
The Canadian was a five-year-old when Murray turned pro in 2005, but the US Open 2012 champion will hope to make experience count in an inevitably tricky test.
RadioTimes.com will be following Murray throughout his US Open 2020 adventure, bringing you all the details on how to watch every match he takes part in.
When does Andy Murray play next?
Murray’s next clash will take place on Thursday 3rd September in US time, but by the time he takes to court, it will be Friday 4th September in the UK.
He is expected to begin his match around 1:15am UK time.
Due to the nature of the tournament being held in New York, you can expect the match to take place on the evening, at some point between 5pm and midnight, but we’ll sharpen that information when we know more.
RadioTimes.com will also bring you all the latest information in our regularly updated US Open 2020 schedule featuring a full order of play.
How to watch Andy Murray at the US Open
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Andy Murray US Open 2020 results
It’s so far so good for one of Britain’s greatest ever sportsmen.
Round 1 – Yoshihito Nishioka (4-6 4-6 7-6 7-6 6-4)
Murray secured his first five-set victory since 2016 against Japanese ace Nishioka. He went down two sets and even survived a match point before clawing his way back into contention following a pair of gruelling tiebreakers and a final set victory.
Round 2 – Felix Auger-Aliassime  (TBC)
Andy Murray ranking
Murray has understandably plunged down through the rankings after peaking in the No.1 spot in November 2016.
He currently sits No.115 in the world, but a solid surge through the US Open after so much time off would nudge him through the order.
The Scottish star was handed a wildcard in order to appear at Flushing Meadows this year and has so far not disappointed.