Roger Federer has his eyes on the prize in Queens, New York
11 AM on ESPN 2 Women’s Doubles Quarterfinals: (7) Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) / Jie Zheng (CHN) vs. (15) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) / Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)
The women’s doubles semifinal gives USA fans a chance to root for two of the few Americans left in the tournament. Always entertaining, doubles is a great way to kick off the day.
1 PM on ESPN 2 Men’s Doubles Quarterfinals: (1) Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) vs. (16) Marcel Granollers (ESP) / Tommy Robredo (ESP)
An excellent matchup between the best doubles team in the world, the Bryans, and a couple of Spanish singles studs. Robredo and Granollers both have the game to be playing singles on Day 11, but they’ll have their hands full going against the special connection between the brothers Bryan.
Two of the most electric players in the world will collide in Arthur Ashe Stadium at around 3 PM. Djokovic has steamrolled the competition thus far and looks like a legitimate title contender. Meanwhile, Monfils may have finally coordinated his phenomenal athleticism and shotmaking with a more mature style of play. This could be the match of the day, not to mention the tournament.
7 PM on ESPN 2 Women’s Singles Quarterfinals: (1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
Wozniacki’s impregnable game has been too much for the field so far, and that’s likely to continue against Cibulkova. The Slovakian baseliner will have a tough time managing Wozniacki’s combination of precision and power. It may not be a competitive match, but it’s always a joy watching Sweet Caroline play.
9 PM on ESPN2 Men’s Singles Quarterfinals: (5) Robin Soderling (SWE) vs. (2) Roger Federer (SUI)
The Fed express has been on a serious roll through the tournament, as Roger has yet to drop a set. Soderling has been sensational as well, however, and has the game to push Federer to the limit.
To win, the hard-hitting Swede will need to dictate the action with his enormous baseline strokes the way Juan Martin del Potro did in last year’s Open. Federer’s variety and ability to play different styles may prove too much for Soderling, who is returning to the quarterfinals in Flushing Meadows for the second-year in a row.