US Open Tennis 2016: TV Schedule, Picks for Saturday Afternoon Draw

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Published: September 3, 2016

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The final afternoon of the U.S. Open's third round commences Saturday with a slew of top-ranked women hitting the court along with several contenders on the men's side.

Andy Murray is the headliner of the afternoon as he looks to strengthen his case as possibly the tournament's favorite. David Ferrer will also take on a resurgent Juan Martin del Potro in what could be the match of the day. 

Meanwhile, Serena Williams leads a women's slate featuring eight players ranked within the top 25. With so many big names potentially falling, Saturday looks to be a turning point in this tournament.

ESPN2 will air the action all afternoon from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the night action continuing on the same channel until 11 p.m. Take a look below at the afternoon matchups, along with predictions and breakdown of the day's upcoming play.



Saturday's full schedule with updated results can be found at USOpen.org. 

Murray has been phenomenal this season in Grand Slams, reaching the finals in the first two tournaments before capturing his second career Wimbledon title earlier in the summer. That play has continued at Flushing Meadows, where he has cruised through two rounds while looking dominant.

This puts him in serious contention to achieve some history, per ESPN Stats & Info:



Murray seems like a lock to reach the quarterfinals, with no real threatening opponents on the horizon until a possible matchup with Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals. As long as Murray does not come out flat, he should easily advance past Paolo Lorenzi.

The same can be said for Murray's contending counterpart, Williams. She again is looking strong early on, and she has a favorable matchup with Johanna Larsson. Williams is 2-0 against Larsson with no sets lost, and the American has made it the fourth round in every U.S. Open she entered since 1999. Barring a monumental upset, there is n...
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