How to watch: Noon to 6 p.m. EST on ESPN; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on ESPN2; and streaming on the ESPN app.
Matches to watch.
Due to the number of matches passing through the courts, individual match times are estimates and may fluctuate depending on when the previous game is over. All hours are oriental.
Court 10 | 11:00
Maria Sakkari vs. Marta Kostyuk
17th seed Maria Sakkari reached the semi-finals at Roland Garros in June, but has since struggled on grass and hard surfaces. Sakkari reached the round of 16 at last year’s US Open but faces a tough draw from the start here.
Marta Kostyuk, 19, boldly declared herself at Roland Garros by reaching the round of 16, propelling herself to the top of her career as 55th in the world this month. She is quite capable of upsetting well-documented opponents and will be a serious test for Sakkari on the faster surface of Flushing Meadows.
ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM | 3:00 p.m.
Ashleigh Barty vs. Vera Zvonareva
Ashleigh Barty, the world number one. 1, retired from Roland Garros in the second round and had to skip the preparatory turf tournaments at the start of the summer. Since then she has won 12 straight games, winning her second major title at Wimbledon along the way.
Vera Zvonareva, a former world number one. 2, has not made it past the second round of a major tournament since 2014, after shoulder surgery in 2013 required several periods of absence from the tour. Against Barty, Zvonareva’s experience is likely to be overshadowed by Barty’s current dominance.
ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM | 7:00 p.m.
Novak Djokovic vs. Holger Rune
Novak Djokovic enters the US Open to complete a Grand Slam. After two defeats at the Olympics that left Djokovic without a medal, he will be looking to bounce back and win a career-high 21st Grand Slam event. Djokovic begins his campaign against Holger Rune, a major qualifier for the first time ranked no. 145. Although Rune won the French Open junior title in 2019, it is highly unlikely that he will stand firmly against a 20-time major champion.
STADIUM Louis Armstrong | 9:00 p.m.
Taylor Fritz vs. Alex de Minuar
14th seed Alex de Minuar will face Taylor Fritz, an American struggling with his form. Fritz has lost his last four matches on hard courts, usually his favorite surface. De Minuar lost his first round at Wimbledon in June and has won only one match since then. As the two look to jumpstart their progress in the world rankings, the match will likely depend more on mental toughness than on the physical aspects that have fueled their careers.
Sleeper match of the day.
Court 4 | 6:00 p.m.
Jenson Brooksby vs. Mikael Ymer
Jenson Brooksby and Mikael Ymer are two scintillating young talents on the ATP Tour. Ymer, a 22-year-old Swede, has reached the third round of two majors this year, upsetting players like Gaël Monfils and Hubert Hurckaz along the way. Brooksby, a 20-year-old American, has just made his debut in the world top 100 after a race to the Citi Open semi-finals, beating Frances Tiafoe and Felix Auger-Aliassime. The two youngsters have aggressive base games which should create an exciting tennis whirlwind on the outdoor court.