US Open Tennis TV Schedule 2012: When and Where to Watch Top Matchups

Tim KeeneyContributor ISeptember 7, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05:  Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts against Marin Cilic of Croatia during their men's singles quarterfinal match on Day Ten of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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The 2012 U.S. Open only gets better as each day passes. 

On Wednesday, we saw the biggest upset of the tournament when Roger Federer fell to Tomas Berdych. 

On Thursday, we saw Janko Tipsarevic and David Ferrer put on easily the best match of the tournament, while Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro displayed the most entertaining set. 

That only means that even more epicness—it's a word. An epic word, at that—awaits during the semifinals and beyond. Luckily for you, I'm here to let you know where to catch the must-see action.


TV Schedule

You can find the entire TV schedule at

Tournament Date Time (ET) Network
Women's Semis 9/7 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m. CBS
Men's Semis 9/8 12 p.m.-6 p.m. CBS
Women's Final 9/8 8 p.m.-10 p.m.


Men's Final 9/9 4 p.m.-7 p.m.


Everything 9/7-9/9 12 p.m. -1 p.m. WatchESPN


Men's Semi to Watch: Tomas Berdych vs. Andy Murray

Berdych and Murray don't have an extensive history. They've split two matches this season, with Murray winning on the hardcourt in Dubai, but their only major battle was in the fourth round of the French Open back in 2010.

That's not why this is the semi to watch.

It's the semi to watch because both players are extremely similar. They are both very fast, both possess huge serves and both are at the top of their game. 

Murray is easily having the best season of his career. Not only did he take home gold at Wimbledon, he has made it to the quarters—at least—in all four of the majors and came mighty close to winning his first ever. The Brit is on the brink of greatness.

Berdych, meanwhile, looked scary good in his monumental upset of Roger Federer and is in just his third semifinal at a major ever. He hasn't won one, either.

No matter what happens, one man will have another chance for his first major. 


Women's Semi to Watch: Victoria Azarenka vs. Maria Sharapova

While Berdych and Murray is must-see TV because of their similar styles, this one is just the opposite.

Azarenka is the cool, calm player who relies on her defense, not her serve. She's the current world No. 1 and on the brink of taking over the tennis world. (You know, once Serena Williams gets out of the way).

Sharapova is an electric, powerful player who relies on a huge serve and tons of winners. She's the world No. 1 from seven years ago and is on the brink of climbing back into the spotlight. (You know, once Serena Williams gets out of the way).

There's a lot more intrigue in this one than just a battle for the final.