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Andy Murray at the 2016 US Open

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ByEurosport
31/08/2016 at 20:53 | Updated 01/09/2016 at 18:59

Andy Murray plays on the fourth day of the 2016 US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York,

All times below are British Summer Time. Add an hour for CET, subtract five hours for local time in New York.

  • Simona Halep of Romania, the fifth seed, opens up proceedings on Arthur Ashe against Czech former world number player Lucie Safarova. See Match of the Day. (Arthur Ashe, first match)
  • Andy Murray of Britain has his second round match against Spain's Marcel Granollers in the oppressive heat of the middle of the day. (Arthur Ashe, second match)
  • Women's fourth seed Agnieska Radwanska plays Britain's Naomi Broady. (Louis Armstrong, second match)
  • The Williams sisters follow each other on Arthur Ashe court: Venus Williams is up first against Julia Goerges, with Serena Williams playing fellow American Vania King afterwards. (Arthur Ashe, last day session match and first night session match respectively)
  • Wildcard Juan Martin del Potro faces American 19th steed Steve Johnson in the last match of the night. (Arthur Ashe, second night session match)
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MATCH OF THE DAY

Simona Halep v Lucie Safarova - Arthur Ashe, 4pm

Just under a year ago, Safarova was the world number five. Today, thanks to injury she is the world number 44 - but while her results have been patchy this year, she has shown decent form at times - winning in Prague, making the last 16 of Wimbledon... and she looked in fine form winning her first round match against the awesome young talent Daria Gavrilova. Halep has also had an up-and-down year, but lost just two games in her first round match against Kirsten Flipkens. Too fine players in good top form? This could be a belter.


POTENTIAL UPSET OF THE DAY

Kei Nishikori v Karen Khachanov - Louis Armstrong, 4pm

Kei Nishikori of Japan - US Open 2016

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Japan's Kei Nishikori was the runner up in New York two years ago, memorably beating Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals that year. But he hasn't always looked comfortable at Flushing Meadows, losing in the opening round three times in the last six years, and dropping a set after losing his rhythm completely in his opening match. And in Khachanov, he has a tricky opponent: a 20-year-old Russian tipped as a future star, in the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time and desperate to make his mark.

BRITWATCH

Andy Murray is the headline name in the men's action on Thursday - both for British fans and general tennis fans alike - as he takes on Spain's Marcel Granollers, but there are two other names in the hat. Naomi Broady's tournament is almost certainly over since she runs up against fourth seed Agnieska Radwanska, the fourth seed and unquestionably one of the finest players on the planet. It would be the shock of the tournament should Broady win.

There are marginally better prospects for Dan Evans, however. Fresh off a magnificently cool-headed first round win over Rajeev Ram, the 26-year-old also plays a seed in Germany's Alexander 'Sasha' Zverev. Tipped as a future world number one, Zverev is seeded 27th but is notoriously streaky: he made the final at Halle in June and the semi-finals in Washington in July, but went out in the first round in both Toronto and Cincinnati - the latter against a Japanese player ranked 102nd in the world at the time, Yuichi Sugita. Put simply, if Evans plays like he did on Tuesday he'll have a superb chance.

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Dan Evans, US Open 2016

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ORDER OF PLAY - Day 4: Thursday September 1

[Matches are listed in UK time - five hours ahead of local time in New York]

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM

Early session - begins 4pm

  • Lucie Safarova (CZE) v Simona Halep (ROU) [5]

Not before 6pm

  • Marcel Granollers (ESP) v Andy Murray (GBR) [2]
  • Julia Goerges (GER) v Venus Williams (USA) [6]

Late session – begins midnight

  • Serena Williams (USA) [1] v Vania King (USA)
  • Steve Johnson (USA) [19] v Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)

Highlights: Del Potro beats Schwartzman in straight sets

00:01:55

LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM

Early session - begins 4pm

  • Kei Nishikori (JPN) [6] v Karen Khachanov (RUS)
  • Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [4] v Naomi Broady (GBR)
  • Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) [11] v Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
  • Alessandro Giannessi (ITA) v Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3]

GRANDSTAND

Early session - begins 4pm

  • Karolina Pliskova (CZE) [10] v Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR)
  • Dominic Thiem (AUT) [8] v Ricardas Berankis (LTU)
  • Shuai Zhang (CHN) v Samantha Stosur (AUS) [16]

Not before 10:30pm

  • Nick Kyrgios (AUS) [14] v Horacio Zeballos (ARG)

Kyrgios bumps into linesman, blasts umpire when he fails to move

00:01:12

COURT 17

Early session - begins 4pm

  • Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [17]
  • Varvara Lepchenko (USA) v Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [15]
  • Ivo Karlovic (CRO) [21] v Donald Young (USA)
  • Fabio Fognini (ITA) v David Ferrer (ESP) [11]

COURT 5

Early session - begins 4pm

  • Timea Babos (HUN) [31] v Richel Hogenkamp (NED)
  • Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [16] v Joao Sousa (POR)
  • Laura Siegemund (GER) [26] v Nicole Gibbs (USA)
  • Alexander Zverev (GER) [27] v Daniel Evans (GBR)

P6/OLD GRANDSTAND

Early session - begins 4pm

  • Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) v Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
  • Katerina Siniakova (CZE) v Caroline Garcia (FRA) [25]
  • Jeremy Chardy (FRA) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [22]

COURT 13

Early session - begins 4pm

  • Johanna Larsson (SWE) v Denisa Allertova (CZE)
  • Ana Konjuh (CRO) v Kurumi Nara (JPN)
  • Viktor Troicki (SRB) v Jared Donaldson (USA)

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HOW CAN I WATCH ON EUROSPORT?

Eurosport will broadcast the 2016 US Open live in the UK across Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2.

Eurosport TV Schedule

The tournament will also be available via Eurosport Player, which will provide comprehensive coverage of the US Open with LIVE feeds from all the match courts, allowing viewers to select their own matches – all available on multiple devices for a monthly subscription fee. Click here for full details.

Plus there will be comprehensive live scoring, video clips, news and features right here on eurosport.co.uk.

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