Australian Open 2013 Schedule: Day 3 TV Schedule, Matches and Bracket Guide

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Australian Open 2013 Schedule: Day 3 TV Schedule, Matches and Bracket Guide
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While the bigger names took care of business in Round 1 of the Australian Open, not all of the top seeds were so fortunate.

The men's bracket proved in the first two days that it does not make sense to look ahead. No. 18 seed Alexandr Dolgopolov and No. 19 Tommy Haas both fell on the second day of play. 

On the women's side, No. 7 seed Sara Errani was defeated in straight sets by Carla Suarez Navarro.

Still, there is plenty of tennis left to be played over the next couple of weeks. Here is a complete guide for Day 3 of the Grand Slam event. 

 

Day 3 TV Schedule

Round Coverage (ET) Channel
Second Round  9 p.m. - 7 a.m. ESPN2

*Coverage begins Tuesday night, continues into Wednesday morning.

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You can watch every match on ESPN3.

 

Click here to view the entire men's bracket.

Click here to view the entire women's bracket.

 

Matches to Watch

Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Ryan Harrison

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With most of the better competition on the other side of the bracket, Novak Djokovic simply has to make sure he does not lose focus in these early matches.

He had a solid victory over Paul-Henri Mathieu in the first round, now he needs to continue to stay sharp against American Ryan Harrison.

The 20-year-old challenger put up a good fight with Djokovic in the second round at Wimbledon, winning four games in all three sets, but it will be quite a challenge to be victorious.

However, it will still be interesting to see if Harrison's pure athleticism gives the No. 1 seed any trouble.


Misaki Doi vs. Maria Sharapova (2)

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While No. 1 seed Victoria Azarenka struggled a little bit in her opening match and lost a combined five games in two sets, Maria Sharapova cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory.

The Russian should be able to continue this great play against Japanese pro Misaki Doi.

With both Azarenka and Serena Williams on the other side of the bracket, Sharapova should have little trouble reaching the finals if she just plays to her ability.


Venus Williams (25) vs. Alize Cornet

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It has been a long time since Venus Williams has been able to go deep in a Grand Slam tournament, but she looked impressive in her opening-round win over Galina Voskoboeva.

She dominated with her first serve and showed people how she won seven Grand Slam titles in her career.

Williams should be able to handle a tired Alize Cornet, who needed almost 3.5 hours to finish her first-round match. A win would pit her against Sharapova in what will be a very highly anticipated third-round battle.


Sam Querrey (20) vs. Brian Baker

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Sam Querrey is slowly getting better in the top tournaments, but he now has the added pressure of being the highest-seeded American in the Australian Open.

Interestingly, he will face another American in Nashville native Brian Baker. While no one from the country is expected to go deep in the tournament, one of these men might be the best shot.

The winner will likely face Stanislas Wawrinka in the next round and then possibly Djokovic right after, so it only gets tougher from here.


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