A fiery Andy Murray roared once again on Tuesday night as he won his first match at a major since career-rescuing hip surgery.
The Dunblane star saw off Japanese player in five exhausting sets to win the honour – and now the three-time Grand Slam winner is set to face one of the ATP tour’s up-and-coming stars in the second round.
The 33-year-old will face Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, 13 years his junior, but already ranked number 21 in the world.
Scots wanting to catch the match face a late night, with the game set to take place during the early hours of Friday morning.
Here’s everything you need to know about the match up including where to watch it in the UK.
When will Andy Murray face Felix Auger-Aliassime?
It is estimated that Andy Murray will face Felix Auger-Aliassime on Arthur Ashe court at 1.15am on Friday morning.
This is subject to the completion of Serena Williams versus Margarita Gasparyan, meaning the match could start earlier or later than the estimated time.
Where can I watch the match in the UK?
The US Open is being exclusively shown on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.
A subscription to the streaming service costs £7.99 a month, though a free trial month is available. The subscription also allows access to the company’s free next-day delivery service.
Who is Andy Murray facing?
On Friday Andy Murray will face the exciting Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Auger-Aliassime, 20, is ranked number 21 in the world and has already revealed that he’s a big fan of Murray’s, admitting that he watched the Scot in action in 2011 at the US Open.
He said: “I was just a kid. We got tickets for Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“Andy was playing Lopez in the night match. I got to see him there in the third round. That was a big memory of mine.
“It’s crazy to feel today there’s not going to be a kid in the stadium watching, it’s actually going to be me playing. Yeah, so it’s a nice feeling.”
Speaking ahead of their matchup Murray broke down the strengths of Auger-Aliassime’s game.
He said: “(Auger-Aliassime) hits a big ball. He moves well. I hit with him once in Beijing last year.
“He’s getting up to the top of the game. I think he quite obviously likes playing on the hard courts.
“He’s had some struggles with his serve at times. That’s something that I’ll look to capitalise on.
“But he’s a top, top young player. He’ll have an excellent, excellent career for sure. He’s been really good since he was very young. I think physically he’s a fantastic mover, a good athlete. He’s developed fast.”
Andy Murray’s US Open so far
Round 1 – Yoshihito Nishioka (4-6 4-6 7-6 7-6 6-4)