US Open Tennis TV Schedule 2012: Top Matches to Watch on Saturday

Mike Moraitis@@michaelmoraitisAnalyst ISeptember 8, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot during his men's singles quarterfinal match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina on Day Eleven of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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Saturday will feature the U.S. Open women's final and the semifinals for the men with both sides promising to have some exciting matchups in store.

Top seeds such as Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will be competing for the men while Victoria Azarenka will try her luck with Serena Williams.

Let's take a look at all the important info for Saturday at the U.S. Open.

TV Schedule for 9/8

The complete TV Schedule can be found at USOpen.org.

Time (ET) Programming Network
7 a.m.-11 a.m. U.S. Open Daily Match Encores Tennis Channel
11 a.m.-noon Men's Singles Semifinals CBS/ CBS Sports Network
Noon.-6 p.m. Men's Singles Semifinals CBS 
8 p.m.-10 p.m. Women's Singles Finals CBS
11 p.m.-7 a.m   U.S. Open Daily Match Encores  Tennis Channel

Check local listings for exact channels

Matches to Watch

Victoria Azarenka vs. Serena Williams

Williams and Azarenka are the class of the sport on the women's side and it's only fitting they will square off in the U.S. Open Final.

These two have met 10 times throughout their respective careers with Serena having won nine of those matchups. There's no doubt Williams has owned Azarenka whenever they meet.

Williams is playing at an extremely high level and it looks like nobody can beat her. It will take a lot, but if anyone is capable of knocking off Williams, it's the No. 1 player in the world.

Novak Djokovic vs. David Ferrer

Djoker is looking to recover from a disappointing finish at Wimbledon earlier in the year, but Ferrer is standing in his way. These two players have met a total of 13 times with Djoker winning eight of them. 

The most telling stat between the two is their history on the hard court. In nine matches on the surface, Djoker has won seven times over Ferrer, thus giving him a distinct advantage in this match.

Ferrer's chances of knocking off Djokovic on a hard surface aren't looking too good and that gives Djokovic a huge advantage on Saturday before he even takes the court.

Tomas Berdych vs. Andy Murray

Murray is still riding high from his victory at the Olympics in what has been an exciting year for the Brit. However, it's doubtful that Berdych cares about any of that and he'll be looking to spoilt the part the first chance he gets.

In head-to-head history, Berdych has won four of the six matches in which these two have competed. However, their history on hard surfaces leaves no advantage to either player since both are 1-1 against the other on the same surface as the U.S. Open.

Berdych has a great chance to top Murray on Saturday, giving him the golden opportunity to take home an improbable Grand Slam Singles title.


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