Novak Djokovic

US Open Day 3 Order of Play; ESPN3 Live Streaming

NEW YORK, Sporting Alert – Order of play for the featured Men’s and Women’s Singles Round 2 matches on day 3 at the 2016 U.S. Open on Wednesday in New York.

The 2016 US Open Live streaming coverage is on  ESPN 3 and WatchESPN, while the tournament is also be available via Eurosport Player the those living in the UK.

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Leading the way on the third day of competition is world number one Novak Djokovic, who will be hoping for a better performance from the one he displayed in his first-round victory on Monday.

The Serbian looked a bit shaky in the defence of his crown when he picked up a hard fought 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1 win over Jerzy Janowicz of Poland, and his fitness was once again called into question.

It is understood that Djokovic is battling with a right elbow and left wrist injuries, which has been affecting him since Wimbledon 2016.

On Wednesday in his second round outing, Djokovic will seek to improve against Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic who is hoping to take advantage of the top seed’s wobbles.

Vesely defeated the world No. 1 on clay in Monte Carlo earlier this year but the Serbian 12-times grand slam champion said that will not affect him in Wednesday’s meeting.

“Different surface, different circumstances, best-of-five,” said Djokovic.

“But still, Vesely deserves respect. He’s somebody that has been kind of trying to break through as the next generation.

“A couple of years ago, he already was there. He made a name for himself. Just gained the consistency, I think, over the last couple of years.

“He has a big game, a big serve, big forehand, and moves well for his size. So let’s see.

“Obviously, he hasn’t played many times on the Arthur (Ashe) Stadium. Conditions are quite suitable to my style of the game.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to slow his serve down a little bit and then take it from there.”

Meanwhile, another potential title challenger, fourth-seeded Rafa Nadal, will take on Andreas Seppi of Italy in his round 2 match at the 2016 US Open on Wednesday night.

An Injury forced Nadal to pull out of the French Open and Wimbledon earlier this year and the Spanish star revealed that he is recovering from the wrist injury that has been bothering him.

Among the top seeds in action in women’s singles are Australian Open champion and No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany, who will meet Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia, as well as the third-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain, who takes on Latvian Anastasija Sevastova.

No. 14 seed Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic plays Turkey’s Cagla Buyukakcay, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark meets No. 9 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, while eighth seed Madison Keys of USA faces countrywoman Kayla Day.

In men’s singles, Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic will also play in the second round on Wednesday.

The 2016 US Open Live streaming coverage is on  ESPN 3 and WatchESPN, while the tournament is also be available via Eurosport Player the those living in the UK.

US Open Order of Play
Day 3: Wednesday, August 31
Times In ET


Morning session – 11 AM

Petra Kvitova (CZE) [14] v Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR)

Not Before 1 PM

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [9]
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] v Jiri Vesely (CZE)

Evening session – 7 PM

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) v Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) [3]
Rafael Nadal (ESP) [4] v Andreas Seppi (ITA)


Morning session – 11 AM

Roberta Vinci (ITA) [7] v Christina McHale (USA)
John Isner (USA) [20] v Steve Darcis (BEL)
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) v Angelique Kerber (GER) [2]
Jack Sock (USA) [26] v Mischa Zverev (GER)


Morning session – 11 AM

Vasek Pospisil (CAN) v Kevin Anderson (RSA) [23]
Ryan Harrison (USA) v Milos Raonic (CAN) [5]
Shelby Rogers (USA) v Catherine Bellis (USA)
Not Before 10:30pm

Madison Keys (USA) [8] v Kayla Day (USA)


Morning session – 11 AM

Andrea Petkovic (GER) v Belinda Bencic (SUI) [24]
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [9] v James Duckworth (AUS)
Gael Monfils (FRA) [10] v Jan Satral (CZE)


Morning session – 11 AM

Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) v Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) [12]
Monica Niculescu (ROU) v Ana Bogdan (ROU)
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) v Pablo Cuevas (URU) [18]
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) v Marin Cilic (CRO) [7]


Morning session – 11 AM

Lauren Davis (USA) v Elina Svitolina (UKR) [22]
Benoit Paire (FRA) [32] v Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)

Not Before 2 PM

Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) v Naomi Osaka (JPN)
Lucas Pouille (FRA) [24] v Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)


Morning session – 11 AM

Ernesto Escobedo (USA) v Kyle Edmund (GBR)
Johanna Konta (GBR) [13] v Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)
Saisai Zheng (CHN) v Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)
Federico Delbonis (ARG) v Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) [15]

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