2012 US Open (Tennis)

US Open Tennis TV Schedule 2012: Where to Watch Day 7 Action

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31:  The sun sets over Arthur Ashe Stadium as Andy Roddick of the United States plays against Bernard Tomic of Australia during his men's singles second round match on Day Five of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 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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Ian HanfordFeatured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2012

The women's Round of 16 and men's third round will get underway on Sunday at Flushing Meadows, N.Y. and the matches are only going to get better.

Novak Djokovic will try to take another step toward repeating as U.S. Open champion, and Andy Roddick will try and make the best of his farewell tour.

On the women's side, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka will both try and continue their path toward a championship.

Let's check out where you can catch all of Sunday's action and take a look at the day's best matchups.

 

TV Schedule

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11 a.m.-6 p.m. ET on CBS/CBS Sports Network

7 p.m.-11 p.m. ET on Tennis Channel

 

Matchups to Watch

Novak Djokovic vs. Julien Benneteau

Djokovic has been absolutely dominant through two rounds of U.S. Open action, and that won't change against Benneteau in their third-round match.

He's won six straight sets coming into this matchup. Benneteau has had a tougher road to get here, but he's also splitting his time between singles and doubles play with Nicolas Mahut.

This is the first matchup of the day in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday, and you won't want to miss it. Benneteau will make things more interesting than Djoker has been used to so far in this tournament, but it's hard to see an upset here.

 

Maria Sharapova vs. Nadia Petrova

Petrova had a tough time with Lucie Safarova in her last match, but she will have a tougher time with Sharapova in this one.

Sharapova has been on point so far in U.S. Open action and looks like a solid choice to go deep into this tournament.

There are only 16 competitors remaining on the women's side. Watching these two square off will be one of the day's better women's matchups. If Petrova can find the form she had against Simona Halep, this will be a close one.

 

Andy Roddick vs. Fabio Fognini

This match is worth watching for one reason: Roddick's swan song.

Roddick rose to prominence in 2003 when he won the U.S. Open title, and he will do his best to ensure that his career comes full circle this time around.

His retirement announcement was a surprise to the tennis world, but an upset on Sunday would be even more surprising. He's had an underrated career, but his serve gives him a shot on Flushing Meadows' hard surfaces.

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