2012 US Open (Tennis)

US Open 2012 Schedule: Day 4 TV Coverage, Matches and Bracket Guide

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27:  Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot during his men's singles first round match against Donald Young of the United States on Day One of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2012 in the Flushing neigborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Ian HanfordFeatured ColumnistAugust 30, 2012

Day 4 of U.S. Open play will feature the Williams sisters, Agnieszka Radwanska, Roger Federer and a handful of other notable players.

Serena Williams will face Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, and Venus will face Angelique Kerber in what should be one of the day's best matches. Federer will have a match against Bjorn Phau, and Radwanska will face Carla Suarez Navarro.

All of these matches are worth watching, but they aren't the only ones worth tuning into.

Let's preview Day 4 action from Flushing Meadows.

 

TV Schedule

*All times ET

Tennis Channel: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

ESPN 2: 1 p.m.- 11 p.m.

ESPN3: Live Stream

 

Bracket Guide

The U.S. Open's website gives a full breakdown of the men's and women's draw.

 

Matches to Watch

Angelique Kerber (6) vs. Venus Williams

Kerber and Williams have faced off three times in their career, and Kerber has won two of those matchups.

For early-round action, this match has an important feel to it. Two notable names will enter, but only one will advance to the next round of play.

Venus isn't playing as well as her sister, but she's still an iconic figure in tennis. Kerber made it to the semifinals of last year's Open, and she's enjoying a solid year that's included a run to the semis at Wimbledon.

Tune in for this one. This is where U.S. Open action starts to get interesting.

 

Mardy Fish (23) vs. Nikolay Davydenko

This is a battle between two players who can't get over the hump. Despite their shortcomings elsewhere, this should be a very competitive match to watch.

Davydenko has made it to the semifinals of this tournament twice, but he hasn't gotten that far since 2007. He's a powerful player, but at age 31 his days are numbered.

Fish is the Americans' best hope at a deep run here. He made it to the quarterfinals here in 2008, and he was already tested in the first round against Go Soeda. That test will help him as the tournament progresses.

I could have put Federer here, but everyone will watch him anyway. On top of that, Phau isn't going to keep their match close.

Both of these matches will keep your attention through competitive play from all participants.

 

Thursday's Most Notable Matches

*Check full schedule on USOpen.org

Sofia Arvidsson vs. Ana Ivanovic (12)

Mardy Fish (23) vs. Nikolay Davydenko

Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez vs. Serena Williams (4)

Roger Federer (1) vs. Bjorn Phau

Angelique Kerber (6) vs. Venus Williams

Maria Kirilenko (14) vs. Greta Arn

Martin Klizan vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Marcel Granollers (24) vs. James Blake

Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (2)

Jurgen Zopp vs. Tomas Berdych (6)

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