How to Watch the U.S. Open on Saturday

How to watch: From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern time on ESPN2; and streaming on the ESPN app. In Canada on TSN from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and streaming on and the TSN app.

Matches to maintain an eye fixed on.

Because of the variety of matches biking by courts, the occasions for particular person matchups are estimates and should fluctuate primarily based on when earlier play is accomplished. All occasions are Eastern Standard.


Novak Djokovic vs. Kei Nishikori

Novak Djokovic, on a quest for a career-defining Grand Slam, has not been stored out of the second week of a Grand Slam occasion since the 2017 Australian Open. The process of breaking that streak falls to Kei Nishikori, a finalist at the 2014 U.S. Open. Nishikori struggled with a wrist damage in 2017 and has extra not too long ago confronted points along with his proper shoulder. Although his sport can now be inconsistent at occasions, Nishikori may push Djokovic to exert himself extra critically, or at the least present some very entertaining tennis.

Louis Armstrong STADIUM | 1 p.m.

Belinda Bencic vs. Jessica Pegula

Belinda Bencic, the 11th seed, gained gold at the Tokyo Olympics in August, and has stored her foot on the pedal since. Bencic has misplaced solely 16 video games on her manner to the third spherical, overwhelming her opponents with regular counterpunching on protection and acute shot making on offense.

Jessica Pegula, the 23rd seed, has been equally dominant in her previous two matches. Following her run to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in February, she might be wanting to match her profession end result and push herself into the prime 20. As these two hardcourt heavyweights meet, it’s laborious to say which can persevere.

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Updated Aug. 31, 2021, 10:07 p.m. ETNovak Djokovic holds off Holger Rune in his first U.S. Open match.Maxime Cressy, an American qualifier, delivers the greatest upset up to now.The followers had been out once more for day two at the U.S. Open.

Louis Armstrong STADIUM | three p.m.

Gael Monfils vs. Jannik Sinner

Gael Monfils, the 17th seed, struggled at the starting of 2021, shedding in the first spherical at the Australian Open, however has discovered his type since then. Monfils not too long ago recorded his 500th ATP Tour win, becoming a member of an unique membership that solely incorporates 10 different energetic members.

On the different aspect of the web, the relative newcomer Jannik Sinner has solely gained 60 skilled matches. However, Sinner has already made himself a mainstay close to the prime of the tour, reaching the finals at the Miami Open to break into the prime 20.


Ashleigh Barty vs. Shelby Rogers

Ashleigh Barty, the first seed, has adopted an uncommon sample by the first two rounds of play. She has gained the first set in each of her matches at ‘6-1’, whereas needing to win seven video games to then end off the second set and safe victory. Shelby Rogers, ranked No. 43, will want to begin brightly so as to push again on the momentum that Barty has begun to construct.

Sleeper match of the day.


Emma Raducanu vs. Sara Sorribes Tormo

Emma Raducanu was ranked No. 338 earlier than this 12 months’s Championships at Wimbledon. After receiving a wild-card into the major draw, the 18 year-old gained three matches with out dropping a set, catapulting herself up the rankings. Although her laborious courtroom preparation this summer time was solely at challenger degree occasions, she performed by the qualifying rounds and her first two matches at the U.S. Open with out dropping a set as soon as extra, and can look to attain the second week of play on her first try at Flushing Meadows.

Sara Sorribes Tormo upset the 22nd seed, Karolina Muchova, in the first spherical after which skated previous Hsieh Su-wei in the second. Her highly effective baseline photographs are moderated by her clay-court upbringing, making it tough for opponents to set themselves towards a barrage of constant, deep balls.