Kyle Edmund produced a superb display to reach the US Open second round with a straight-sets win against Robin Haase in New York.
The 22-year-old was deadly with his serve and forehand to dismiss the 32nd seed 6-3 7-5 6-3 at Flushing Meadows.
With Andy Murray missing the tournament through injury, Edmund is expected to lead the British charge in the men’s draw and he was delighted with his performance.
“I thought I really managed the game well,” he said.
“I wanted to be more solid at times but in a best-of-five set match, you can’t play well all the time and I thought I did really well.
“I saved break points when I needed to, so to come out here and beat someone playing so well is superb.”
There was more good news for British tennis fans on day one, with Cameron Norrie also making it through to round two.
The world number 226 was two sets to the good against Dmitry Tursunov before the veteran Russian retired – sending Norrie through 7-6 6-1 ret.
“I was very nervous,” he admitted.
“I managed to tough out the first set and find my shots, and then in the second set I relaxed a little bit and managed to move him a little bit.
“I am stoked and happy to stay in New York a little longer.”
It was not to be for Heather Watson though, as she lost in straight sets to France’s Alize Cornet 6-4 6-4.