WASHINGTON, September 2, 2012 — While many tennis fans wait for September 8 and 9 when the US Tennis Open 2012 at Flushing Meadows comes down to the Men and Women’s Singles, real fans are already glued to their TV sets to catch today’s exciting matches.
In the Men’s Singles, 3rd Round, American and 2003 US Open champ Andy Roddick, who says he will retire after this tournament, defeated Italian Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 this afternoon, extending his chances for the Men’s Finals. On Friday, Roddick rolled over Bernard Tomic in straight sets. In the past six out of eight years at the US Open, Roddick has always made it at least to the Quarterfinals.
Roddick faces a tougher competitor on Tuesday, September 4, when he comes up against the 2009 US Open champion, Juan Martin del Potro in the 4th Round. It could be a “do or die” time for him, possibly signaling early retirement.
Favored to win the Open, the defending 2011 champion, Novak Djokovic (Serbia) took down Julien Benneteau (France) earlier today, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Meanwhile American John Isner (No.9) faces German Philipp Kohlschreiber (No. 19) tonight (Sunday) at 9 pm EDT.
In the 4th Round of the women’s match-ups, Russian Maria Sharapova (No. 3) will be featured on primetime at 7 pm EDT against Russian Nadia Petrova (No.19). Sharapova who took the US Open in 2006 has breezed through the first three rounds, but, and a big but, she has not gotten past the fourth round since her 2006 win.
Earlier in the day, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka (No. 1) faces off against Georgian Anna Tatishvili at 3:30 pm EDT, while Austrian Samantha Stosur (No. 7) faces British Laura Robson at 3 pm EDT.
Luckily for tennis fans, there will be lots of tennis on television, thanks to ESPN2, the Tennis Channel, and CBS/CBS Sports. For even more information, be sure to visit the US Tennis Open website.
Here is the US Tennis Open schedule for the coming week, including times (all are EDT) and channels:
Sun. 9/2 11am-6pm
Men’s 3rd Round/Women’s 4th Round CBS/CBS Sports Network
Men’s 3rd Round/Women’s 4th Round Tennis Channel
Mon. 9/3 11am-6pm
Round of 16 CBS/CBS Sports
Round of 16 ESPN2
Tue. 9/4 11am-7pm
Men’s 4th Round/Women’s Quarterfinals ESPN2
Men’s Round of 16/Women’s Quarterfinal ESPN2
Wed. 9/5 11am-7pm
Doubles Tennis Channel
Thu. 9/6 11am-7pm
Doubles/Juniors Tennis Channel
Men’s Quarterfinal/Mixed Doubles Final ESPN2
Men’s Quarterfinal ESPN2
Fri. 9/7 2:30pm-6pm
Men’s Doubles Final/Women’s Singles Semifinals CBS
Sat. 9/8 Noon-6pm
Men’s Singles Semifinals CBS
Women’s Singles Final CBS
Sun. 9/9 12:30pm-2:30pm
Women’s Doubles Final ESPN2
Men’s Singles Final CBS
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