2022 US Open: Who plays today September 1? Match times for Swiatek, Nadal, Alcaraz…
World number one Iga Swiatek will continue her bid for a maiden US Open title on Thursday, with Rafael Nadal backn in action as he looks to add a fifth.
Serena Williams and Andy Murray rolled back the years at the US Open on Wednesday, the American seeing off second seed Anett Kontaveit in three sets to keep the dream alive and the veteran Scot recovering from a set down to east past Emilio Nava for the loss of just four games in the final three sets. It is the first time Murray, the 2012 champion, has reached the last 32 at Flushing Meadows since 2016. He will face 13th seed Matteo Berrettini in the third round.
Williams, seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title in her final tournament, took advantage of a raucous crowd to defeat world number two Kontaveit, whose record in majors suggested the 40-year-old could cause something of an upset: the Finn has only been past the fourth round of a Grand Slam once, at the Australian Open in 2020. Next up for the US great is in-form Ajla Tomljanovic.
More top seeds fell on Day 3, where Maria Sakkari’s bid for a maiden Grand Slam title was halted by Wang Xiyu. Sakkari, the third seed and a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows last year, took the first set but was eventually defeated by the world number 75, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5. Leylah Fernandez, last year’s runner-up, was also knocked out by Ludmilla Samsonova.
In the men’s draw, sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime was beaten by Jack Draper.
Swaitek, Nadal and Alcaraz lead seeds on Day 4
On Thursday, world number one Iga Swiatek is back on Arthur Ashe, where she will face 2017 champion Sloane Stephens while fan favourite Carlos Alcaraz will pull out his array of shots against Federico Coria. Rafael Nadal, seeking a joint-record fifth title in New York, will take on Fabio Fognini in a rematch of their classic five-set encounter at the 2015 US Open. Nadal and Fognini have met 17 times on tour, with the Spaniard winning 13 of those matches. Fognini’s last victory was on the clay of Monte Carlo in the 2019 semi-finals.
On Louis Armstrong, two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza will take on 17-year-old qualifier Linda Fruhvirtova while Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins, who beat Naomi Osaka in the opening round, faces up-and-comer Cristina Bucsa.
There is also plenty of action in the doubles with Venus and Serena Williams opening the night session on Arthur Ashe and Australian Open champions Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis closing the evening on Louis Armstrong. Second seeds Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula will play Fernandez and Daria Saville on Grandstand.
Day 4 order of play (singles), Thursday Sep 1
ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM
Day session from 12 p.m. ET
Night session from 7 p.m. ET
LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM
Day session from 11 a.m. ET
Night session from 7 p.m. ET
GRANDSTAND- from 11:00 a.m. ET