US Open Tennis 2012 TV Schedule: Full Slate for Top Tennis Draws

Shawn Brubaker@@63brubakerContributor IISeptember 1, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30:  Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot against Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain during their women's singles second round match on Day Four of the 2012 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood, of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)
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The U.S. Open is starting to heat up in New York. There are some big matches to look forward to on Saturday. Here are the top matches to watch and where to find them.



Roger Federer (1) vs Fernando Vedasco (25)

Roger Federer has been very solid thus far in the U.S. Open. He'll be looking to continue that performance against Fernando Vedasco, who has as good of a chance as almost anyone to unseat Federer as the tournament favorite.

Federer has never lost against Vedasco, and there is no reason to believe that he won't continue this trend in New York.


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

Andy Murray is riding high after winning Olympic gold. He has to be considered the main challenger to Federer in the tournament.

To get to Federer, though, Murray will have to get through Feliciano Lopez, whom Murray has dominated in the past. Expect Murray to continue this dominance to advance in the Open. 



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

Agnieszka Radwanska is a legitimate star, but she will have a tough task against former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic.

Radwanska hasn't been dominant, but she's been good enough to continue to advance. She has also defeated Jankovic in both of their past two matches, so Radwanska should be considered the favorite.


Ekaterina Makarova vs. Serena Williams (4)

Serena Williams, like Andy Murray, is still riding the momentum of Olympic gold. Her play was truly legendary and is reflected in her play throughout the year.

Williams has earned the right to be considered the favorite in the U.S. Open, and defeating Makarova, who beat Williams in their last match, would help her continue her dominance. Expect Serena to assert her dominance in a big victory.


TV Schedule 9/1

Here is where you can catch all the action on TV. The complete schedule can be found at And you can also catch live coverage online at WatchESPN.

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