US Open Tennis 2012 Schedule: Day 6 TV Coverage, Matches and Bracket Guide

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US Open Tennis 2012 Schedule: Day 6 TV Coverage, Matches and Bracket Guide
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After yet another exciting day at the 2012 U.S. Open, we are heading into Day 6 in Flushing, N.Y.

On Day 5, Andy Roddick advanced to the fourth round with a straight-set victory over Bernard Tomic. The 2003 U.S. Open champion has said he will retire after the tournament.

No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic also advanced with a straight-set win over Rogerio Dutra Silva, as did David Ferrer, Juan Martin del Potro, Janko Tipsarevic and John Isner.

Day 6 brings its own drama, complete with favorites Roger Federer and Serena Williams looking to advance in their quests for yet another Grand Slam singles title.

Here's a look at the action on Saturday, complete with the TV schedule.

 

TV Schedule 9/1

For a complete look at the U.S. Open TV schedule, check out USOpen.org.

Time (ET) Programming Network
6 a.m.-11 a.m. Breakfast at the U.S. Open Tennis Channel
10 a.m.-11 a.m. Today at the U.S. Open CBS Sports Network
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Third Round CBS Sports Network
12:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Third Round CBS/CBS Sports Network
7 p.m.-11 p.m. Third Round Tennis Channel
11 p.m.-6 a.m. U.S. Open Tonight Tennis Channel

You can also watch live coverage online at WatchESPN.

 

Bracket Guide

You can find the complete draw for both the men and the women at USOpen.org. 

 

Complete Match Schedule

For a complete look at all the matches for Saturday, check out USOpen.org. Here's a breakdown of the matches you can't miss on Day 6.

 

Matches to Watch

Men

Roger Federer (1) vs. Fernando Verdasco (25)

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World No. 1 Roger Federer has breezed past his first two opponents at the 2012 U.S. Open, Donald Young and Bjorn Phau.

Now Federer faces No. 25 seed Fernando Verdasco, who came into the U.S. Open with a 25-16 record this year before disposing of Rui Machado and Albert Ramos.

This doesn't figure to be too much of a challenge for Federer, who is vying for his 18th career Grand Slam singles title. Federer has beaten Verdasco all five times they have faced each other, the last time being at the 2009 Barclays. 

Verdasco reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open in 2009 and 2010.

 

Andy Murray (3) vs. Feliciano Lopez (30)

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Andy Murray, forever trailing Federer and Rafael Nadal, took a big step when he defeated Federer in the final of the 2012 London Olympics. 

Since then, he's gone 5-1, including victories over Alex Bogomolov Jr. and Ivan Dodig in the U.S. Open.

Murray, who is 42-11 with two singles titles on the year, is 6-0 against Feliciano Lopez and he just so happened to defeat the Spaniard in the third round of last year's U.S. Open. In straight sets, no less.

Look for Murray to assert his dominance in his quest for his first Grand Slam singles title.

 

Women

Jelena Jankovic (30) vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (2)

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Agnieszka Radwanska, the No. 2 player in the world, has gone 50-14 this year after dispatching Nina Bratchikova and Carla Suarez-Navarro in the first two rounds of the U.S. Open. That includes three singles titles.

Radwanska is 2-1 against Jankovic. She's won her last two matches against the former world No. 1, who reached the final of the 2008 U.S. Open. Radwanska beat Jankovic in the semifinals at Dubai this year.

On the other hand, it is worth noting that Radwanska lost the first set against Suarez-Navarro before making a comeback. 

 

Ekaterina Makarova vs. Serena Williams (4)

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Serena Williams, the favorite at the U.S. Open, has been dominant all year. She's lost one match since the French Open and has a 48-4 record after disposing of Coco Vandeweghe and Marie Jose Martinez in Flushing. That includes five singles titles, including a win at Wimbledon and a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

There is some hope for Makarova, though. Remember, she beat Williams in the fourth round of the Australian Open this year in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. She holds a 1-1 record against Williams.

Of course, that was before Williams went on her run after the French Open. The 14-time Grand Slam singles champion has been a roll lately. Makarova lost in the first round in Connecticut to Caroline Wozniacki last week.

This should be a different outcome than the last matchup between the two.

 

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