US Open Tennis 2013 TV Schedule: Guide and Predictions for Day 6 Night Action

Mike Moraitis@@michaelmoraitisAnalyst IAugust 31, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29:  Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot during his men's singles second round match against Carlos Berlocq of Argentina on Day Four of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Arthur Ashe stadium will see two matches Saturday night that will present one of the best in the world on the women's side, and the same can be said for the men's matchup as well.

No. 6 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will be one of the participants in the first match of the evening, while tennis legend and No. 7 Roger Federer will take the court in the second match.

And, while there is plenty of interest in watching two great players in the nightcap, there also stands a chance that you could witness an incredible upset in either match, no matter how unlikely it may be.

So, with plenty of reasons to watch on Saturday night, let's take a look at each showdown and a prediction for each.

Round 3 night matches will begin at 7 ET on the Tennis Channel (check local listings).

The full schedule for the tournament can be found on the U.S. Open's official site.

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Here is a look at the entire T.V. schedule for the tournament.

T.V. Schedule

6am-11am
Breakfast at the US Open
Tennis Channel

 
10am-11am
Today at the US Open
CBS Sports Network

 
11am-6pm
Third Round
CBS/CBS Sports Network

 
7pm-11pm
Third Round
Tennis Channel

 
11pm-6am
US Open Tonight
Tennis Channel
The Matches

No. 6 Caroline Wozniacki vs. Camila Giorgi

This will be the first meeting between Wozniacki and Giorgi, but it's pretty clear Wozniacki has the advantage before these two take the court.

Wozniacki comes into this matchup playing well. She has yet to drop a set in the first two rounds of this tournament and comes into the U.S. Open having won six of her last eight matches on the hard surface.

Meanwhile, Giorgi's road has been much longer after needing to qualify for the tournament, so it's safe to say the Italian will have a little less of a hop in her step for the tough task of beating Wozniacki.

In her last match, Giorgi didn't commit many mistakes, although she did have three double faults. Expect the number of mistakes to go up for the Italian as her competition improves, and that will only make things more difficult against a top-flight opponent in Wozniacki.

Giorgi has never advanced past the fourth round of a major tournament (Wimbledon 2012) and never advanced past the first round of the U.S. Open. With that being said, don't expect Giorgi to break that streak this year, as her tournament will end after a straight sets loss to Wozniacki.

 

No. 7 Roger Federer vs. Adrian Mannarino

While Mannarino is just looking to survive in this tournament long enough to make a splash, Federer has hopes that he can get hot enough to make it to the final and take home his sixth U.S. Open crown.

In the pair's history, Federer has been dominant to say the least. Mannarino has yet to win a set in two career matches with Federer. The last time these two met was back in 2011 at the Paris Masters, which ended in an easy 6-2, 6-3 win for Federer.

Mannarino will have zero pressure on him in this match. The expectations of Federer against this lesser opponent and in general gives Mannarino an advantage, although it's very little at best.

After having his hands full with Sam Querrey in a Round 2 match that saw Mannarino commit far more errors than he'd like, stepping up against the likes of Federer will no doubt be a difficult thing to accomplish.

Federer won't likely be challenged much in this match, and barring something unforeseen like an injury or total collapse, Mannarino will be lucky to win more than two games in each set. It shouldn't take more than three to get it done for Fed-Ex.