Andy Murray set up a meeting with fellow Briton Cameron Norrie with a gutsy win over fellow veteran Stan Wawrinka in the Cincinnati Open.
Former world number one Murray, 35, won 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 7-5 in the first-round match against his 37-year-old rival.
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Murray is now 13-9 against fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka.
The victory keeps alive world number 47 Murray’s hopes of being seeded at the US Open, which starts on 29 August.
Now the Scot will play Norrie after the British number one won 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-4 against Denmark’s Holger Rune.