Andy Murray is now safely through to the second round of the US Open after a straight set victory over Russian opponent Alex Bogomolov in the opening round.
It was not the best performance from the number three seed though but he is still in the competition.
Murray will certainly need to improve as the tournament goes on if he is to reach the latter stages and break his Grand Slam duck.
He goes up against Ivan Dodig in the second round at Flushing Meadows and is the massive favourite to progress with his latest betting offer having him at 1/66.
After the Scots success at the Olympic Games though he should be full of confidence and he knows that on his day he can beat the best.
With Rafael Nadal out of the tournament though injury, this could be his time to shine in a big tournament.
It is likely that Murray would need to beat both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in order to lift the trophy in America, but he did do this at London 2012 so should have high hopes of doing so again.
There is no doubt that the British number one will need to play some of the best tennis of his career to go all the way. That said though, this does looks to be one of his best chances for Grand Slam success with the form he is in.
Looking at some of the odds for Murray in a tournament, he is available at 9/2 with SportingBet to go all the way and win the US Open.
He was of course the runner-up at Wimbledon earlier this year and the final of a Grand Slam has been his nemesis over the years and he is 7/2 with Paddy Power to fall at the final hurdle again.
He is 3/1 to make the semi-final and 5/1 to be eliminated in the quarter-final.