US Open Tennis 2012 Schedule: Day 7 TV Coverage, Matches and Bracket Guide
Day 7 of the U.S. Open promises to be an exciting one as the big field for the last major of the year continues to dwindle down to a select few.
Not sure where to watch the matches or which ones will be the most exciting?
Look no further. Here is everything you need to know for Day 7 of the U.S. Open.
TV Schedule 9/2
The complete TV Schedule can be found at USOpen.org.
|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|
Check local listings for exact channels
Live coverage of this event can be viewed at WatchESPN.
Complete Match Schedule
Here's a look at the complete match schedule for Day 7, courtesy of USOpen.org.
Matches to Watch
Novak Djokovic (2) vs. Julien Benneteau (31)
In his quest to regain his No. 1 seed in the world, Djoker will have Benneteau standing in his way on Day 7.
Djokovic is a man on a mission and that mission is to avenge the loss he suffered at the hands of Roger Federer at Wimbledon. It was that loss that knocked Djokovic off his throne, inserting Federer in his place.
On the surface (no pun intended), Djoker looks like an overwhelming favorite to take this match and while that remains true no matter what, Benneteau cannot be underestimated.
Back in 2006, Benneteau defeated Djokovic on a hard court at the Masters Series Indian Wells in straight sets. However, Djokovic was a very different tennis player back then with less talent and experience than he has now.
Andy Roddick (20) vs. Fabio Fognini
After the announcement of his upcoming retirement, Roddick's quest for a U.S. Open crown in his last event has added some extra excitement.
Way back in 2003, Roddick not only won this tourney, but he was ranked No. 1 in the world as well. Many disappointments have happened since then, but all that can be erased if he can win the U.S. Open once again.
Don't expect Fognini to go any easier on the American, however. After a first-round match that went the distance with Fognini almost losing, he went on to win his second-round match in straight sets and might be playing his best tennis of the tourney thus far.
These two met back in June with Roddick winning the match with Fognini, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. However, that was on a grass court and is much different than the hard surface the two will see on Sunday.
There's no doubt the crowd will be in full and undeniable support of the hometown hero, Roddick.
Maria Sharapova (3) vs. Nadia Petrova (19)
Sharapova is one of the obvious favorites to win this tournament and that fact will be helped along by her fourth-round showdown with Petrova.
After a disappointing showing at Wimbledon that saw the Russian get bounced in the fourth round, you better believe Sharapova is coming into this match motivated. That certainly won't help Petrova, despite the Russian having won all three of her U.S. Open matches in straight sets.
These two have faced off eight times in their respective careers with Sharapova having taken seven of the matches. In fact, Petrova hasn't beaten Sharapova since 2005 and since then, Sharapova has won their last five meetings.
The odds are working against Petrova in this matchup and that leaves all the makings of a fourth-round victory for Sharapova.
Victoria Azarenka (1) vs. Anna Tatishvili
Wimbledon wasn't kind to Azarenka at all. Thanks to Serena Williams, Azarenka's run at the Wimbledon crown fell just short, but what better way to erase that than to win the U.S. Open?
Azarenka has cruised thus far in the tourney not having lost a single set to any of her opponents. On the flip side, Tatishvili barely escaped Round 2 after going the distance with Sorana Cirstea.
If Tatishvili plays the way she did against Cirstea, this match won't last very long.
Although these two have never faced, there's enough information on paper already to know who will win. Azarenka is by far the superior athlete and has more skill in every facet of the game.
Not to mention, Azarenka has been playing stellar tennis up until this point while Tatishvili has somewhat struggled. It will take an epic effort for Tatishvili to knock off the No. 1 player in the world.
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