US Open Tennis 2013 Schedule: TV Coverage and Live Stream Info for Day 7
Most of the world's top tennis players have survived through the first week of action at the 2013 U.S. Open. Sunday, Sept. 1, marks Day 7 of the event, and there's no shortage of compelling action on tap at Flushing Meadows.
While most of the top players advanced, not all of the top seeds were as lucky.
Compared to the plethora of upsets that thinned the level of overall talent in the final rounds at Wimbledon earlier this summer, the U.S. Open is shaping up to feature some dynamite battles in the quarterfinals and beyond.
Here's a quick look at the television and live stream information for Day 7 at Flushing Meadows, followed by a closer look at the top matchups for Sunday's action.
When: Sunday, Sept. 1
Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York City
|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. - 6 p.m.||Men's Third Round/Women's Round of 16||CBS/CBS Sports Network|
|7 p.m. - 11 p.m.||Men's Third Round/Women's Round of 16||Tennis Channel|
|11 p.m. - 6 a.m.||U.S. Open Tonight||Tennis Channel|
Live Stream: U.S. Open Live
Top Matchups to Watch
Andy Murray (No. 3) vs. Florian Mayer
Last year's champion ran into a bit more trouble than he likely wanted in Round 2 against Argentinian Leonardo Mayer. Winning the first set 7-5 and breezing through the second 6-1, Murray lost Set 3 and had to tap into some of his reserve stock of pluck and effort to win the match in four sets.
With one Mayer down, another rises to face the defending champ.
Florian Mayer has looked sharp in his first two singles matches, winning both in straight sets, and he also contributed to a win in doubles with fellow German Tobias Kamke.
Mayer and Murray have met on three occasions, with Murray taking all three matches. However, one of them was by default, as Mayer withdrew, and the other two were closely contested. Mayer is a good matchup for Murray, who must not approach this upcoming match with anything less than his top effort.
Serena Williams (No. 1) vs. Sloane Stephens (No. 15)
This is the match we all wanted to see.
Stephens is attempting to make a charge up the WTA World Rankings, and downing Williams here would tremendously aid her in this endeavor.
Who will win?
The two Americans have squared off twice before, splitting the matches 1-1.
Stephens suffered a scare in Round 1, but she rebounded nicely with dominant performances against her next two opponents.
Williams hasn't had to barely break a sweat thus far, winning all three of her matches in straight sets. She's looking as dominant as ever on her favored surface. Stephens will have a hard time beating her if she continues to play with the same sharp edge.
Novak Djokovic (No. 1) vs. Joao Sousa
A finalist here at the U.S. Open three years running (he won it in 2011), Djokovic appears ready to make it four finals in a row.
Who do you like to win the U.S. Open?
Straight-sets wins in each of his first two matches have allowed the No. 1 player in the world to stay relatively rested heading into Round 3, where he'll face Sousa, who has never before stood on the same court with him as an opponent.
Sousa is likely going to get routed. He's only won four of his 13 matches in 2013—none of which were against anyone in the top 40.
Considering Djokovic has been incredibly sharp thus far, this upcoming match should be over before it even begins.
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