Nadal is focused on winning his first US Open
As the 2010 US Open moves through day 5, the matches begin to match the heat on the court.
11 AM on The Tennis Channel- (24) Daniela Hontuchova (SVK) vs. (12) Elena Dementieva (RUS)
The day kicks off when two players once ranked in the top five duel it out at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
1:30 PM on ESPN2- (6) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs. (29) Alona Bondarenko (UKR)
Schiavone is a hard working dirtballer who broke through at Rolland Garros this summer for her first major victory. Despite the seeding, Bondarenko has an excellent shot at an upset as she has the more complete all around game. However, Schiavone's conditioning may play the determining factor in the New York heat.
3 PM on ESPN2- (4) Andy Murray (GRB) vs. Dustin Brown (JAM)
Tournament favorite Andy Murray should show his variety and athleticism against relative unknown Dustin Brown. Brown has size and a big serve, but Murray should roll on to the next round.
6 PM ESPN2- Gilles Simon (FRA) vs. Phillip Kohlschreiber (GER)
The clever but mercurial Gilles Simon, who's fallen from #6 in the world 18 months ago, takes on Kohlschreiber, who's looking to return to the third round of the Open for the third time in four years.
7 PM on ESPN2- (3) Venus Williams (USA) vs. Mandy Minella (LUX)
Queens favorite Venus Williams will try to advance on the path to her third US Open championship. Minella, who is playing in her first major, will have to hope for a miracle victory at Arthur Ashe against one of the legends of the game.
9 PM on ESPN2- (1) Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Denis Istomin (UZB)
Nadal looks to steady himself after a shaky hard court season against rising Uzbeki Denis Istomin.