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US Open Prime Time Day Two: Federer, Keys on Ashe; Kyrgios, Sharapova on Armstrong


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·         Tuesday on ESPN+:  Two-time Wimbledon Champ Kvitova, 2014 US Open Finalist Nishikori, Summer Sensation Sabalenka and Americans Vandeweghe, Townsend, Anismova, McHale, DiLorenzo, Collins and Mmoh


Tuesday’s US Open prime-time playbill has five-time US Open champion #2 Roger Federer, owner of 20 Major titles, play Yoshihito Nishioka, followed by American #14 Madison Keys against Pauline Parmentier on Arthur Ashe Stadium.  Meanwhile, the Louis Armstrong Stadium night session – new this year – starts with #30 Nick Kyrgios vs. Radu Albot then 2006 champion Maria Sharapova vs. Patti Schnyder, who at 39 made the draw via qualifying.

Daytime matches include:

  • #6 Novak Djokovic, who counts two US Open trophies and last month’s Wimbledon among his 13 Major titles vs. Marton Fucsovics
  • #2 Caroline Wozniacki vs. 2011 winner Samantha Stosur
  • 2016 winner Angelique Kerber, the #4 seed fresh off a Wimbledon title, vs Margarita Gasparyan
  • #4 Sascha Zverev vs. Peter Polansky

A number of big names will play earlier in the day on ESPN+, the new direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment and ESPN.  Starting at 11 a.m., key players in action include:

  • Two matchups of Americans – Taylor Townsend vs. 16-year old Amanda Anisimova and Christina McHale vs. Francesca DiLorenzo
  • #5 Petra Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon winner, vs. Yanina Wickmayer
  • American #24 CoCo Vandeweghe, a semifinalist a year ago, vs. Kirsten Flipkens
  • American Daniela Collins vs. #26 Aryna Sabalenka
  • American Michael Mmoh vs. #14 Fabio Fognini
  • #21 Kei Nishikori, a finalist in New York in 2014, vs. Maxmillian Marterer


ESPN has exclusive live action of the US Open beginning Monday, Aug. 27, with 130 hours on television and 1,300 more streaming live on the ESPN app via ESPN+ and ESPN3.  The daily action from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will culminate with the Women’s Championship on Saturday, Sept. 8, and the Men’s Championship on Sunday, Sept. 9, both at 4 p.m. ET.

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ESPN & the 2018 US Open

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)
Aug 27 – Sep 5 11 a.m. US Open – up to 16 courts ESPN+


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Wed Aug 29 12 p.m. US Open Second Round ESPN
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