What to Watch on Sunday at the U.S. Open

How to watch: From midday to 6 p.m. Eastern time on ESPN, 7 to 11 p.m. on ESPN2, and streaming on the ESPN app. In Canada, on TSN from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and streaming on TSN.ca and the TSN app.

Matches to maintain a watch on.

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

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM | Noon

Elina Svitolina vs. Simona Halep

Elina Svitolina, the fifth seed, has by no means been previous the semifinals of a Grand Slam occasion, whereas Simona Halep, the 12th seed, has gained two main titles on the “natural surfaces,” grass and pink clay. The two stars have met 9 occasions on tour, and Svitolina holds a slight edge, with 5 victories. Although each missed out on the U.S. Open final 12 months, they’ve had loads of expertise in Arthur Ashe Stadium and shall be positive to present a beautiful match to begin the day.

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM | 7 p.m.

Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Frances Tiafoe

On Friday night time, each Felix Auger-Aliassime and Frances Tiafoe battled opponents for 5 units below the lights of the two major stadiums at Flushing Meadows. Tiafoe upset the fifth seed, Andrey Rublev, in a good match; Tiafoe gained 150 factors, whereas Rublev gained 148, and each different stat line supplied related margins. Auger-Aliassime pushed previous Roberto Bautista Agut, the 18th seed, using behind a dominant service efficiency that included 27 aces. As the two heavy hitters face off, viewers can anticipate an explosive match below the lights.

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM | eight p.m.

Barbora Krejcikova vs. Garbiñe Muguruza

The WTA tour has been outlined by an absence of predictability. New stars seem, and constant champions wrestle by way of main occasions. In distinction, this 12 months’s U.S. Open has been a way more favorite-friendly venue. Today’s match between Barbora Krejcikova and Garbiñe Muguruza shall be the first since the 2020 Australian Open performed between high 10 gamers at a significant. Krejcikova gained the French Open this 12 months, and Muguruza has gained two Grand Slam occasions, making this a very well-matched pair; neither shall be hindered by the nerves that may accompany a deep run at a significant match.

Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain taking part in in a first-round match on Monday.Credit…Elsa/Getty Images

Louis Armstrong STADIUM | 1 p.m.

Leylah Fernandez vs. Angelique Kerber

Leylah Fernandez knocked out Naomi Osaka in a three-set battle on Friday night time, outlasting the defending champion. Fernandez gained her first WTA title on onerous courts at the Monterrey Open in March and has backed up her breakthrough 12 months with fearless ball putting.

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Angelique Kerber, a three-time main champion, reached the semifinals at Wimbledon, her first time previous the fourth spherical of a significant since her victory at Wimbledon in 2018. Kerber has confronted robust opposition by way of the first three rounds however has regarded completely in management, utilizing her counterpunching type of play to push round extra aggressive opponents.

Sleeper match of the day.

Grandstand | 5 p.m.

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia vs. Peter Gojowczyk

Peter Gojowczyk, ranked No. 141, upset Ugo Humbert, the 23rd seed, in the first spherical after a grueling set of qualifying matches to get into the major draw. Having by no means been previous the second spherical of a Grand Slam occasion, even with 17 major draw appearances, Gojowczyk is flying in rarefied air.

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia broke into the public consciousness on Friday after a career-defining upset over the third seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas. The 18-year-old Alcaraz performed a near-perfect match to attain the fourth spherical of a significant occasion for the first time, utilizing his flat baseline photographs to energy previous Tsitsipas, a former ATP Tour Finals champion.

As that is the solely major draw singles match out on the grounds in the present day, anticipate New York followers to pull for both the veteran underdog or the younger star based mostly on whichever will assist elongate the match.