Score and latest US Open updates as world No 1 takes two set lead

Carlos Alcaraz vs Dan Evans live: Score and latest US Open updates

Carlos Alcaraz is in third round action against Dan Evans – AP/Manu Fernandez

07:02 PM BST

Alcaraz 6-2, 6-3, 2-1 Evans*

Alcaraz is toying with Evans at the moment. Dragging him all over the court, to the net and back.

The Spaniard holds to 15 comfortably.

07:00 PM BST

Alcaraz* 6-2, 6-3, 1-1 Evans

Evans gets to 40-0 but Alcaraz keeps himself in the game with a forehand return winner.

The Brit does get the service hold when Alcaraz’s running backhand is just long.

06:57 PM BST

Third Set: Alcaraz 6-2, 6-3, 1-0 Evans* (*denotes next server)

Evans struggling to make any headway in the Alcaraz service games at this stage of the match.

A lot more slices from Evans which suggests he’s finding it hard to live with the firepower coming at him from the other side of the net.

06:52 PM BST

Alcaraz* 6-2, 6-3 Evans

A weary look on Evans’ face now. He’s given everything but is still staring at being two sets down.

He tries a serve and volley but nets a difficult backhand volley, 15-30. Huge backhand pass by Alcaraz and Evans sends a volley long. Set point.

Alcaraz tries a spectacular half volley but nets. Deuce. You almost expect him to make that and when he doesn’t you’re shocked.

Wow. Jaw dropping forehand winner from Alcaraz. He jumped into it and hammered the ball past Evans. Easily 100mph.

But to his credit, Evans saves the set point again. Evans slices a backhand into the net, third set point.

Evans volley at the net, Alcaraz lobs him, Evans sprints back and hits a tweener high into the air and Alcaraz finishes the set with an easy overhead winner.

06:43 PM BST

Alcaraz 6-2, 5-3 Evans*

This has been a really enjoyable match so far. A much harder test for Alcaraz than it looked early on.

But Alcaraz holds serve to love here to maintain his lead. He’s won 20/23 points at the net. So good in all areas of the court.

06:39 PM BST

Watch one of the points of the tournament

06:39 PM BST

Alcaraz* 6-2, 4-3 Evans

ONE OF THE POINTS OF THE TOURNAMENT. Unbelievable defence by Alcaraz to stay in the rally. He then lifts a lob over Evans, who gets the ball back to Alcaraz’s feet and the Spaniard nets. The crowd are on their feet and in disbelief.

And after all that Evans holds on to end the sequence of games against him.

06:34 PM BST

Alcaraz 6-2, 4-2 Evans*

Easy service hold to 15 for Alcaraz. Four games in a row now and Evans needs a response quickly.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Dan Evans live: Score and latest US Open updates as world No 1 wins first set

Carlos Alcaraz returns a shot to Daniel Evans – AP/Manu Fernandez

06:31 PM BST

Latest score: Draper 6-4, 6-2, 3-6 Mmoh

Game on on Grandstand as the American hits back to win the third set.

06:30 PM BST

Alcaraz* 6-2, 3-2 Evans

Double fault by Evans sees him slip to 0-30. But he finds a way back to 30-30 with a beautifully executed volley after sneaking into the net.

Evans forehand long, 30-40. Alcaraz return into the net, deuce. Another break chance for Alcaraz after Evans nets a forehand.

Evans shakes his head as he walks away. The pressure is building…

Evans forehand long and Alcaraz breaks once more.

06:24 PM BST

Alcaraz 6-2, 2-2 Evans*

Chance for Evans with a stretch volley but he can’t make it. In fairness, it was a very good backhand down the line from Alcaraz, 30-30.

Alcaraz forehand wide and Evans earns himself another break point. He’s really going toe-to-toe with the world No 1.

Wowzers. Alcaraz finds the baseline with a blistering forehand down the line. Evans can’t believe it. Such easy power from Alcaraz.

Ball abuse warning for Evans after smashing the ball into the crowd when he nets a volley. Alcaraz gets back on serve when Evans nets a drop shot.

06:16 PM BST

Alcaraz* 6-2, 1-2 Evans

Will be interesting to see how Alcaraz reacts here.

Backhand into the net from Alcaraz, 30-30 as we pass the one hour mark. Double fault by Evans. Went for too much on his second serve. Break back point for Alcaraz.

Another double fault and Alcaraz strikes back immediately.

06:13 PM BST

Alcaraz 6-2, 0-2 Evans*

Evans sprints forward to pick up an Alcaraz drop shot, the Spaniard lifts up a lob but Evans finishes expertly with a high backhand smash, 0-30.

Alcaraz gets back on track and makes the game 30-30. Sliced backhand from Evans and Alcaraz pushes a backhand long, break point.

Alcaraz whips a forehand deep into Evans’ backhand and attacks the net but the Briton moves across to his left and blasts a backhand down the line which Alcaraz can’t get back into play.

Evans breaks and we have a match on our hands now.

06:08 PM BST

Second Set: Alcaraz* 6-2, 0-1 Evans (*denotes next server)

Ideal start to a must win set by Evans as he holds to love. He’s definitely being more aggressive and it’s giving Alcaraz something to think about.

How long can Evans keep up this level?

06:02 PM BST

Alcaraz 6-2 Evans*

Alcaraz continues to target Evans’ backhand and push him further behind the baseline. But Evans gets to 30-30 here which is the best he’s managed in this set.

And Evans earns a break point after going on the attack with his forehand and drawing the error. Alcaraz second serve ace down the T. Evans never saw it coming.

Evans attacks the net off Alcaraz’s second serve and the Spaniard nets his backhand pass long means after break point. Alcaraz’s first serve bails him out of trouble this time as Evans fails to get the ball back in play.

Third break point chance for Evans after a deep forehand catches out Alcaraz. He’s definitely going for more on his forehand in the last 10 minutes.

Alcaraz gets his forehand high up to Evans’ backhand and he slices into the net. The frustration is all over his face.

Alcaraz forehand winner, set point. Wow. Alcaraz double fault. Scrappy game from the defending champ.

Another set point comes for Alcaraz and he can’t take it. Evans comes forward again, stays strong on the net and Alcaraz’s lob drops wide.

Third set point for Alcaraz and he finally gets it when Evans nets a forehand.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Dan Evans live: Score and latest US Open updates

Daniel Evans hits a return to Carlos Alcaraz – Getty Images/Kena Betancur

05:51 PM BST

Latest score: Draper 6-4, 6-2 Mmoh

Ace by Draper to wrap up the second set and edge him closer to the fourth round.

05:50 PM BST

Alcaraz* 5-2 Evans

Another soft second serve from Evans is punished by Alcaraz to bring up two set points.

A ‘come on’ from Evans after he saves the first set point. And he saves the second after a very good first serve down the T which Alcaraz fails to get back into play.

Evans is being forced out of his comfort zone and raise his level just to keep up with Alcaraz. He’s grinding away and he finds a couple of first serve to keep himself in the set.

05:41 PM BST

Alcaraz 5-1 Evans*

Evans has a moan at the umpire after someone gets into his player box. He’s distracted by this when he should be focused on what’s in front of him.

Another audacious half volley pick up by Alcaraz for a winner. The racket head control and soft hands were beautiful to watch.

Alcaraz moves a game away from the set with a forehand winner.

05:36 PM BST

Alcaraz* 4-1 Evans

Evans will want to get at least one game in this set to build momentum and he makes a decent start to this game after a brilliant stretch volley winner.

A missed Alcaraz return makes it 40-15 and Evans holds after 21 minutes when Alcaraz’s forehand flies long.

05:33 PM BST

Alcaraz 4-0 Evans*

Love hold for Alcaraz in around 70 seconds. Looking ominous for Evans here.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Dan Evans live: Score and latest US Open updates

Carlos Alcaraz has made a fast start – Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

05:30 PM BST

Alcaraz* 3-0 Evans

That’s why he’s No 1. A gorgeous deft drop volley by Alcaraz beats Evans.

Alcaraz is doing a great job of rushing Evans on the return and he earns himself three break points. Evans saves the first break point. Then the second with a brave 110mph second serve. But not the third. Evans serve and volleys, Alcaraz sprints to the right and whips a forehand winner down the line.

Alcaraz looks too strong and quick for Evans.

05:26 PM BST

Alcaraz 2-0 Evans*

82 per cent of Evans’ backhands in the tournament have been sliced. I can’t see that having a big impact on Alcaraz but it will be something he hasn’t come up against often.

A sliced backhand from three metres behind the baseline by Evans goes tamely into the net and Alcaraz holds to 30.

05:22 PM BST

First Set: Carlos Alcaraz* 1-0 Dan Evans (*denotes next server)

Early mind games? Alcaraz won the coin toss and opted to receive first from Evans.

Evans is serving from the shaded side of the court. But he makes a confident start, finding his first serve and moving to 30-15. Low return from Alcaraz, Evans gets the half volley back in play but the ball sits up nicely for Alcaraz to finish the point with a forehand winner.

Deep Alcaraz return off a 96mph second serve and Evans can’t get the ball back in play. Break point.

Timely first serve by Evans to save break point. Alcaraz rushes Evans into a forehand error, second break point.

Missed return by Alcaraz and Evans saves break point again. Evans is keeping Alcaraz guessing with the direction of serve.

But he double faults to give Alcaraz a third shot at a break. Alcaraz finally converts after an entertaining rally ends with an angled winner from the Spaniard.

05:11 PM BST

Here we go!

It’s a hot day in New York as the two players walk out onto Arthur Ashe stadium for their match.

24 degrees and 47 per cent humidity. The shade on the court will be an issue again for both players.

05:01 PM BST

Latest score: Draper 6-4 Mmoh

First set goes to the Briton. Mmoh managed to save two set points but Draper gets it done with a forehand winner down the line.

Coming up next Alcaraz vs Evans!

04:51 PM BST

Alcaraz on playing Evans

He’s a really tough player. Good serve-and-volley, good net game.

It’s going to be really tough. I will play my best. I will have to return very, very well if I want to win that match.

04:44 PM BST

Latest score: Draper 4-3 Mmoh

First break of the match goes the way of the Briton. Plenty of long baseline rallies between the two players but it is a volley into the net by Mmoh that allows Draper to get ahead.

04:29 PM BST

Big time hitting between Draper and Mmoh

04:20 PM BST

About last night…

04:12 PM BST

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04:03 PM BST

Saturday’s order of play

Arthur Ashe Stadium

5pm UK time (12pm local)

Not before 7pm UK time

Louis Armstrong Stadium

4pm UK time (11am local)

  • Clara Burel (France) v 2-Aryna Sabalenka

  • 14-Liudmilla Samsonova v 17-Madison Keys (USA)

  • Stan Wawrinka (SUI) v 6-Jannik Sinner (ITA)

Not before 7pm UK time

Read the rest of Saturday’s schedule here.

03:51 PM BST

US Open day four

Hello and welcome to our US Open coverage on day six as four Brits look to reach the second week at Flushing Meadows.

Up first is Jack Draper, who beat 17th seed Hubert Hurkacz 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday, against Michael Mmoh.

Ahead of the tournament, Draper was been managing an arm issue but is confident he can play through the problem.

He said: “There was a strong chance I couldn’t play this week. But we got the scans done and sent it back home and they said it’s not the same injury, so it’s not that serious.

“I’m kind of looking after it each day. It was a bit sore after my last match but when the adrenaline kicks in and obviously playing the US Open, I just put it out of my mind and go out and try my best to play the tennis I want to.”

Then on Arthur Ashe, Dan Evans faces the daunting task of world No 1 Carlos Alcaraz.

Evans said: “It’s a little annoying to have him in the top eight of the draw but it is what it is. It will be a good match. I am really looking forward to it and will play aggressively.

“It’s a very difficult draw. He will obviously be the overwhelming favourite but it’s a good opportunity to play a very good tennis player on a big stage. That is why you play tennis.”

Alcaraz has won both of their previous two meetings in straight sets, but Evans boasts a better record on the golf course after the pair played a few holes at Wimbledon.

“Of course, his golf is much better than mine, that’s for sure,” said Alcaraz. “We played a little bit before Wimbledon. We had such a great time at the course.”

The winner of that match could face British number one Cameron Norrie, who is taking on Italian world number 61 Matteo Arnaldi.

And Katie Boulter faces Peyton Stearns, a young American who she lost to in three tie-breaks in a marathon match in Austin, Texas, in February.

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