Dan Evans progressed through to the second round of the US Open as he powered past Adrian Mannarino in four sets 6-4 6-3 2-6 6-3.
Evans became the first Brit through in the men’s singles draw as he came through against Frenchman Mannarino on the opening day of the tournament.
The British No 2, who reached the third round on his last visit to Flushing Meadows three years ago, overcame pure frustration with his game to triumph in a shade over three hours.
Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic began his quest for a 17th career Grand Slam with a solid 6-4 6-1 6-4 victory against Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena.
The 32-year-old has won four of the last five Grand Slams and is two shy of Rafael Nadal on the all-time list and four away from matching Roger Federer’s record tally of 20.