ANDY MURRAY has been handed a tricky opener at the US Open against Aussie wild child Nick Kyrgios.
Kyrgios has hit the headlines more for his bratish on-court behaviour than his quality of tennis recently – he copped a fine and suspended 28-day for lewd remarks about Stan Wawrinka’s girlfriend – but is one of the toughest starts Murray could have landed.
The British No.1 – second favourite for the title at 4-1 with Paddy Power – has already beaten Kyrgios in straight sets in the Australian and French Opens this year and providing there’s no slip-ups he could meet Wawrinka in the last eight and Roger Federer in the semis.
Top seed Novak Djokovic (5-4 at Sportingbet to win the tournament) begins against Brazil’s Joao Souza while defending champ Marin Cilic will tackle a qualifier and women’s title holder Serena Williams starts her bid for a career Slam against Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko.
There are ATP and WTA matches from America today while the Auckland Darts Masters gets under way with all the big names in action.
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