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US Open Tennis 2016 Schedule: Replay TV Coverage, Live Stream for Sunday's Draw

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistSeptember 4, 2016

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, motions after Mikhail Youzhny, of Russia, retired from their match in the first set during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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Novak Djokovic will return to the 2016 U.S. Open on Sunday hoping his fourth-round draw opposite Great Britain's Kyle Edmund will provide a stiffer challenge than his previous two fixtures at Flushing Meadows. 

Injuries have seen Jiri Vesely and Mikhail Youzhny each bow out of their clashes against Djokovic, who hasn't completed a full set since his first-round victory over Jerzy Janowicz.

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal also returns to the New York stage against Lucas Pouille, while Angelique Kerber will look to progress in her quest for the title when she takes on Petra Kvitova.

The Tennis Channel will provide daily television replay coverage of the tournament, allowing overseas viewers to catch up on some of the later fixtures, while ESPN and Eurosport have live coverage available via WatchESPN and Eurosport Player, respectively.

2016 U.S. Open: Sunday's Fourth-Round Schedule
Men's
TimeFixture
11 a.m. ET/4 p.m. BST(10) Gael Monfils vs. Marcos Baghdatis
12:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. BST(9) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. (26) Jack Sock
2 p.m. ET/7 p.m. BST(4) Rafael Nadal vs. (24) Lucas Pouille
8:30 p.m. ET/1:30 a.m. BST (Monday, Aug. 5)(1) Novak Djokovic vs. Kyle Edmund
Women's
TimeFixture
11 a.m. ET/4 p.m. BST(13) Johanna Konta vs. Anastasija Sevastova
11 a.m. ET/4 p.m. BST(7) Roberta Vinci vs. Lesia Tsurenko
12:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. BST(8) Madison Keys vs. Caroline Wozniacki
7 p.m. ET/12 a.m. BST (Monday, Aug. 5)(2) Angelique Kerber vs. (14) Petra Kvitova
BBC Sport

For a look at the tournament schedule in full, visit the official U.S. Open website.

   

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Djokovic has had an easy run of things at Flushing Meadows of late, having seen both Vesely and Youzhny fall by the wayside with injury, granting the Serb a surplus in respite he wasn't anticipating coming into the tournament.

It may not have been the most glamorous of victories, but the 29-year-old's walkover win against the latter also saw him score a substantial career landmark, per SportsCenter:

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Novak Djokovic passes Andre Agassi for 3rd-most Grand Slam match wins (225), advancing to Round of 16. https://t.co/Pbdaizs3wX

Too much rest can often turn out to be as bad as not having enough, but Djokovic chose to view his unexpected time off as a bonus after Youzhny retired early from their third-round clash, per BBC Sport:

Considering the stage of the season and the amount of matches I've played, and what I've been through with my body, I think it's actually good to have some days off and then shorter matches.

The arm is doing very well. Everything is going in the right direction. I feel significantly better now than I did at the beginning of the tournament.

Those comments are a scary prospect for Nadal, who faces a potential semi-final encounter against Djokovic if they each make it to that stage of the competition. Both are seeking a third U.S. Open title.

The Spaniard comes up against French youngster Pouille in what could be a stern test of his abilities, and as shown by Eurosport, Nadal has brought some hot form with him to New York this summer:

Eurosport UK @Eurosport_UK

Tweener lob: ✅ Drops racket: ✅ Still wins point with smash: ✅ Outrageous from Rafa Nadal! #USOpen https://t.co/OSFOEAUCEZ

In the women's competition, Kerber will look to advance her campaign as one of the tournament favourites against Kvitova, who stands to provide an early test of the No. 2 seed's credentials.

Kerber comes to Flushing Meadows as the top pick to beat Serena Williams to first place, and WTA writer Courtney Nguyen was full of praise for the German after her straight-sets 6-1, 6-1 smash past CiCi Bellis:

Courtney Nguyen @FortyDeuceTwits

No one Kerbs enthusiasm like Kerber. CiCi’s enthusiasm got Kerbed. Angelique Kerber d. CiCi Bellis 61 61. Tip your waiters!

Caroline Wozniacki doesn't bring anywhere near as much expectation to New York, but she can cause a major upset if she manages to get the better of Madison Keys in their Sunday collision.

Wozniacki faces the No. 8 seed with pressure firmly off her shoulders, and she's even been spending her time away from the court praising her peers:

Caroline Wozniacki @CaroWozniacki

They just said Venus made her first finals at the us open in 97! I was 7 years old then.So impressive how she is still playing on this level

The Dane will undoubtedly have her eyes on the title, but Sunday's fixture against Keys will indicate whether her relaxed approach is the best route to contention.

We'll also see home favourite Jack Sock face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday's fourth-round fixture list, while No. 10 seed Gael Monfils prepares to take on 31-year-old Marcos Baghdatis.

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