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Summary

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  2. Andy Murray beats Robin Haase 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 7-5 to reach second round
  3. GB's Johanna Konta loses 2-6 3-6 to Shahar Peer
  4. Ireland's James McGee beaten 6-4 2-6 1-6 6-7 (3-7) by Aleksandr Nedovyesov
  5. Second seed Simona Halep through after beating Danielle Rose Collins
  6. Venus Williams also through after seeing off Kimiko Date-Krumm 2-6 6-3 6-3

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By Aimee Lewis

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Andy Murray's next opponent is Germany's Matthias Bachinger, who surprisingly beat Radek Stepanek 6-3 6-2 6-2. The 6ft 2in right-hander is playing just his second US Open but didn't let inexperience hinder him against the veteran Czech.

Murray and Bachinger will take to the court on Wednesday. It's time for us to end this live text commentary, let the world's best tennis players play in peace. Thanks, as always, for your contributions. Until tomorrow...

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One Briton departs and another appears. Johanna Konta is about to start her first-round match with Israel's Shahar Peer on Court 11.

The pair had to wait a while as Julien Benneteau's tie with compatriot Benoit Paire turned into a five-setter. The unseeded Paire was a 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 6-4 4-6 6-4 winner.

On Arthur Ashe, Venus Williams has failed to serve out for the match, which gives Kimiko Date-Kruum hope at 5-3 in the third.

Match stats

Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 7-5 Haase

The serve was a problem for Murray as cramp set in during the third set. He won 60% of points on his first serve and 51% on his second serve - averaging 100mph and 82mph on his first and second serve respectively.

Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent at Flushing Meadows

"I can't really remember anybody else being affected by injury like that. What is it down to? There's no question mark about his fitness, it was hugely surprising. It leads you to believe tension played a part but we will hopefully get some answers from Murray but it's even harder to be optimistic about his chances after that first round match."

Nick Bollettieri

American tennis coach on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"We have to compliment Andy Murray, he didn't moan and groan, he didn't make excuses but let's also say the mind of Haase was disturbed. He thought he had the match but he fell apart mentally."

Murray and Haase embrace at the net, with the Scot apologising to his opponent about his injury.

"My quads were cramping and I started to get it in my forearms," Murray tells Sky Sports.

"I didn't know what to do, whether to conserve energy or try to finish it in three sets. I just tried to play without using my legs much. These Slams are physically challenging, I need to work out why that happened today because it shouldn't happen after an hour and 45 minutes, even though it was hot."

David Law

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentator

"I think a lot of tennis players would have said it was an injury and got a trainer on but Andy Murray is a fair player and he knows cramp is not an injury."

Game, set and match

Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 7-5 Haase

"Make my day," says Haase as he superbly returns to draw level at 30-30, twirling his pistol in his hand, chewing on a toothpick. Murray thought he had done the hard part, breaking Haase in the previous game, but he must now prepare for another showdown. Murray saves two break points - Haase netting a thunderous Murray forehand for deuce.

A third break point to Haase... Murray stretching the left shoulder before launching the second serve.... and it's a clean winner from Murray! Deuce! And minutes after we were preparing to talk about the Scot's demise, Murray has match point and victory is his when a Haase forehand dribbles towards the net.

*Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 6-5 Haase

Haase performing like a man who thought he had killed off his enemy with one debilitating punch after another, only to see him crawl back while his back was turned. Murray wiping the spittle away with the back of his hand and begging for more. The Scot collects two break points, wastes one but grabs the second with a wonderful return. "Is that all you've got, punk," Murray says. (He doesn't, but you get my drift).

Gigi Salmon

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentator

"This is a ridiculously topsy-turvey set."

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Max Beech: Win or lose this match - Murray needs more matches and more time to recover. This is not Mauresmo.

Nick Bollettieri

American tennis coach on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"The mind of Haase is bewildered. He doesn't know what to make of this."

Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 5-5 Haase

An 83mph second serve from Murray is good enough to outwit Haase for the opening point. The Scot dragging Haase from tramline to tramline and, without having to move from the middle of the baseline, the Brit passes teh Dutchman with a canny forehand. An improbably 40-0 lead for the Scot, though Haase is back in contention at 40-30 - a 75mph second serve perhaps a touch optimistic from Murray. He comes through the test though and Murray, the great thinker, is back from the brink.

Murray breaks

Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 4-5 Haase*

An ace takes Haase to 30-30, but Murray digs deep into his reserves of energy. The fuel gauge might be low but the Scotsman can still produce a dazzling winner into the corner. What? A double faults? Haase double fault and Murray's alive! He's alive!

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts
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Alex Hunter: Feel very sorry for Andy here - his anticipation and movement are such big weapons and he's hobbling at 50% and can barely serve

Haase breaks

Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 3-5 Haase*

These two opponents performing like out-of-condition old-time heavyweights. The pace has been slowed down, they're slugging it out with one hopeful hit after another. It's painful to watch. Everything happening as if it were in slow-motion. Pride is preventing them from crumbling. But Haase is the stronger of the two and Murray squanders an opportunity to level. It's the Dutchman who will serve for the set.

Nick Bollettieri

American tennis coach on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Sometimes tension can make you freeze up as well, you lose flexibility. I don't believe it's the weather. He says he is in the best shape he has ever been in. He is smiling out there, who knows, maybe he is being coy? Andy is almost like a poker player out there."

Murray breaks

*Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 3-4 Haase

A series of errors from Haase - a double fault, an overcooked overhead -and Murray is gifted a break point. "Come on, Andy," yells a fan as if he were hailing a cab. The Dutchman unaffected - a forehand winner for deuce. But Murray gets a second chance - second break point if you wish - but pushes his crosscourt volley wide.

A monstrous winning return from Murray, but the wincing former US Open champion immediately grabs his quad and then stretches his shoulder. Murray out of sorts but has enough to win this game on one leg.

Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 2-4 Haase*

Murray's feet planted onto the court as he serves, but he comes through to hold in what is a subdued atmosphere on Louis Armstrong.

Gigi Salmon

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentator

"Maybe Murray feels if he can get through this set things might start to loosen up. But he's not making any height with his serve."

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Frank Meehan: Andy had his magic season. Now it's time to retire to the commentary box. The new guys have got his measure now.

*Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 1-4 Haase

Haase suffers a tweak or a strain and calls for the trainer. Muscles tightening in the heat. Murray dashes to the net, but he fails to intimidate his opponent and the yellow ball whizzes by. The Scot then nets and it's game over.

Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 1-3 Haase*

Murray wins a game! He wins a game! Murray's serves have slowed to mobility-scooter pace, hovering around the 115mph-mark, but that is quick enough to get the better of Haase in this game.

Elsewhere, Ireland's James McGee takes the first set 6-4 against Aleksandr Nedovyesov.

*Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 0-3 Haase

The pendulum swung in Haase's favour some time ago and the Dutchman firing across aces which Murray cannot respond to. The world number 70 wins his ninth consecutive game and at the changeover Murray places a towel over his face.

Nick Bollettieri

American tennis coach on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"My assessment is Murray is not right physically. If he loses this game here it is going to be very, very serious. I am surprised he hasn't called for the trainer though."

Haase breaks

Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 0-2 Haase*

Andy Murray of Britain serves to Robin Haase of the Netherlands
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Murray loses the opening two points but somehow, in spite of his feeble serves, the Scot levels at 30-30 before nudging ahead thanks to a deep volley from the net. Haase punishing the Murray serve, given oodles of time to produce a bullet of a return. Break point. Murray crumbling. Physically he's not right. The Brit is suffering.

Nick Bollettieri

American tennis coach on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"There is something wrong here. Murray's first service game will tell us a lot."

*Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 0-1 Haase

Murray was rubbing his right quad during the changeover and placing a bag of ice on his overheated legs and neck, but the trainer did not appear. Will Haase take heart from seeing his opponent wounded? Two aces on the trot - his 10th and 11th of the match - eases the Dutchman to 40-15, but Murray responds with a nonchalant drop volley at the net. The Scot opts to come forward once again, but this time he's beaten by a Haase forehand winner.

Gigi Salmon

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentator

"Andy Murray is trying to find ice but they haven't got any and you could hear him say he needs it now. There's definitely something wrong there."

Game and third set

Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 Haase*

A change of shirt for Murray but not a change of fortune as the white-shirted Scot tamely allows the Dutchman to win the set. Murray stretching during the changeover. All is not right in Murray's world and now he's gesticulating to the umpire.

*Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-5 Haase

Murray recently let winning positions slip when losing to

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and
Roger Federer but Haase is no Tsonga, and he's certainly no Federer. Murray, though, seems to have waved the white flag for this set and the Dutchman holds to 15.

Nick Bollettieri

American tennis coach on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"It looks like something's wrong with Andy. There's no energy at all."

Haase breaks

Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-4 Haase*

Murray collects two points easily, but is reined in to 30-30 as Murray, in no man's land, is caught looking statuesque at the net. The Scot far from his best, but hangs on to save a break point.

But he is quickly on the ropes again, screwing a backhand wide to gift Haase a second break point and the sun seems to have sapped Murray's energy. The Scot offers no resistance and Haase takes charge of this set.

*Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-3 Haase

An elderly gentleman slowly makes his way up the vertigo-inducing steps before the start of this third game. He needs to up his tempo if he is to take his seat before Haase launches his crackerjack serves towards Murray. The Scot needs to up the ante, too, and he does so by dragging the game to deuce.

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts
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Haase goes long to present Murray with a break point but the 2013 Wimbledon champion carelessly allows his opponent to wriggle off the hook.

A turbo-charged second serve from Haase for deuce and Murray can do little but to net his forehand return on the follow-up.

David Law

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentator

"There are tennis players in this draw who will look at the way Andy Murray is hitting his second serve and think, 'I'll lap that up no problem.' I'm almost wondering if there's something wrong with him. He needs to figure out a way to get the rhythm going."

Haase breaks

Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-2 Haase*

A fan shows his support for Scotland's Andy Murray
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Murray sweating like a racehorse as the rallies lengthen. The Scot faltering again when ahead, and Haase squanders a fine opportunity at break point. Cool and crisp from Haase from the baseline, sending Murray back and forth, before earning a second break point thanks to a well-worked forehand winner.

Opportunities come. Opportunities go. Advantage. Deuce. Murray instinctively touches his ribs as he watches a Haase winner fly by for deuce. Third break point Haase. Murray wrong-foots his rival with a deep volley from the net.

Fourth break point. Oof! Haase wouldn't have reached that Murray backhand had he started chasing yesterday. Deuce. Fifth break point. Murray wide. Murray broken.

Nick Bollettieri

American tennis coach on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"It's awfully tough to win a Grand Slam playing eight feet behind the baseline. David Ferrer is the perfect example - he does an awful lot, but it's very hard for him to win a Grand Slam."

*Murray 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-1 Haase

At deuce, Murray is a fraction wide with a backhand across court, which allows Haase to breathe a little easier and Haase holds firm to level. Both players toiling in the heat.

In other news, Kimiko Date-Krumm is 4-1 up against 19th seed Venus Williams in the first set, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga leads Juan Monaco 4-1 in their first-round tussle.

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John McEnerney: "Murray needs real full shot workouts in these early rounds, he's a tad match rusty like Djokovic but unlike Federer, 3 finals on the bounce!"

Andrew Priestley: "Haase testing and pushing Andy Murray hard in this first-round match is not a bad thing, it'll help prepare him for next week."