U.S. Open 2010 Tennis Schedule: What to Watch on Day 1

Jon StarSenior Writer IAugust 30, 2010

U.S. Open 2010 Tennis Schedule: What to Watch on Day 1

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    CINCINNATI - AUGUST 22:  Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a backhand to Mardy Fish during the finals on Day 7 of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 22, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Kevi
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    The 2010 U.S. Open gets underway from Flushing Meadows in Queens with wall-to-wall TV coverage on the Tennis Channel and ESPN and its affiliates. 

    Not every big name will hit the hard court today, but the first day of the tennis season's final Grand Slam event will surely bring about a lot of attention.

    Yet, while the top seeds take on players we've never heard of, those top seeds will receive much of the attention. That is because Roger Federer enters the U.S. Open and the women's bracket is without top seed Serena Williams. 

TV Schedule

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28:  Venus Williams of USA celebrates match point during her match against Jarmila Groth of Australia on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2010 in London
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    Monday, 8/30, TV Schedule:

    11 am-7 pm-Opening Round-Tennis Channel  

    1 pm-7 pm-Opening Round-ESPN2  

    7 pm-11 pm-Primetime at the US Open: Opening Round-ESPN2  

    11 pm-12 am-US Open Tonight-Tennis Channel

Streaming

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    CINCINNATI - AUGUST 20:  Rafael Nadal of Spain charges the net for a drop shot against Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus during Day 5 of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 20, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (
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    The 2010 U.S. Open can be streamed at two locations.

    U.S. Open.org and ESPN3 will both stream live matches.

5. (9) Andy Roddick Vs. Stephane Robert

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    CINCINNATI - AUGUST 21:  Andy Roddick applauds a shot by Mardy Fish during the semifinals on Day 6 of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 21, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty
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    The highest-seeded American men's player takes to the court at 11:00 a.m. EST this morning when he takes on the unseeded Frenchman Stephane Robert. Roddick's lone Grand Slam title came at the U.S. Open in 2003. 

    Roddick reached the semifinals and finals of the Australian Open and Wimbledon respectively in 2009, yet he seeks his elusive second Grand Slam.

4. (5) Robin Soderling Vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer

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    TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 10: Robin Soderling of Sweden celebrates match point against Ernests Gulbis of Latvia during the Rogers Cup at the Rexall Centre on August 10, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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    Soderling hits the court for his opening round match at 11:00 a.m. EST.  He  got a lot of attention after he ended Roger Federer's semifinals appearance streak at the French Open this year.

    Soderling's career is on an upswing after he reached at least the quarterfinals in four of his last six Grand Slam events including the 2009 U.S. Open.

3. (3) Venus Williams Vs. Roberta Vinci

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28:  Venus Williams of USA serves during her match against Jarmila Groth of Australia on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2010 in London, England.  (Pho
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    Venus takes to the court at 7:00 p.m. EST tonight to defend her 2009 U.S. Open title.  Venus comes in as the third seed despite seeking her third Grand Slam title this season after winning at the Australian Open and the French Open. 

2. (2) Roger Federer Vs. Brian Dabul

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    CINCINNATI - AUGUST 22:  Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a forehand to Mardy Fish during the finals on Day 7 of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 22, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Kevi
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    Roger Federer enters the 2010 U.S. Open in search of his 17th career Grand Slam title at 7:00 p.m. EST tonight. Federer arrives in Flushing Meadows as the number two seed and two disappointing quarterfinal exits at the French Open and Wimbledon.

    Federer achieved hard court success earlier in the year when he captured the Australian Open title.  Expectations likely dictate another trophy-hoisting finish for Federer at the U.S. Open.

1. (1) Rafael Nadal Vs. Teymuraz Gabashvili

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    CINCINNATI - AUGUST 18:  Rafael Nadal of Spain serves to Taylor Dent during Day 3 of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 18, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Rafael Nadal takes to the court on Tuesday with his eye on his first U.S. Open title. After reaching the semifinals in 2008 and 2009, a title would give Nadal the career Grand Slam. He would become the seventh men's player to pull off that feat.