Andy Murray knocked out as Dan Evans progresses to round three of Winston-Salem Open

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Murray has been added as a main draw for next week's US Open

Andy Murray was eliminated from the Winston-Salem Open, but Dan Evans, the British number one, is through to the third round.

Murray, 34, was defeated 7-6 (7-4 6-3 by American Frances Tiafoe), while Evans, 31, beat Lucas Pouille, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Evans missed the Tokyo Olympics because of a positive Covid-19 Test. Richard Gasquet will face Evans in the last 16.

The US Open begins on August 30th and the players are getting ready.

Evans defeated Pouille to end a string of four consecutive defeats at Wimbledon.

Murray, a three-time Grand Slam winner, had three break points saved in a close first set. However, he was broken twice in the second set by Tiafoe who took a 5-1 lead.

After Stan Wawrinka, the Swiss former champion, withdrew, the main draw at Flushing Meadows has been expanded to include the Scot, who won the US Open's first major title in 2012.