How to watch: From noon to 6pm Eastern time on ESPN, 7pm to 11pm on ESPN2, and streaming on the ESPN app. In Canada, on TSN from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and streaming on TSN.ca and the TSN app.
Competitions to watch.
Due to the number of matches run by courts, times for individual matches are estimates and may fluctuate based on when previously played. All tenses are Eastern.
ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM | Afternoon
Elina Svitolina vs. Simona Halep
Elina Svitolina, the fifth seed, has never made it past the semi-finals of a Grand Slam event, while Simona Halep, the twelfth seed, has won two major titles on the “natural surfaces”, grass and red clay. The two stars have met nine times on tour, and Svitolina has a slight lead, with five wins. Although both missed the US Open last year, they have gained a lot of experience at Arthur Ashe Stadium and will certainly make for a wonderful match to start the day.
ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM | 7 p.m.
Felix Auger Aliassime vs. Frances Tiafu
On Friday night, both Felix Auger-Aliassime and Frances Tiafoe battled opponents for five sets under the lights of Flushing Meadows’ two main stadiums. Tiafoe upset fifth seed, Andrey Rublev, in a tight contest; Tiafoe won 150 points, while Rublev won 148, and every other stat line yielded similar margins. Auger-Aliassime pushed past 18th seed Roberto Bautista Agut with a dominant service performance with 27 aces. As the two heavy hitters go head to head, viewers can expect an explosive match under the lights.
ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM | 8 pm
Barbora Krejcikova vs. Garbine Muguruza
The WTA tour is characterized by a lack of predictability. New stars appear and consistent champions struggle through major events. In contrast, this year’s US Open was a much more favorite-friendly venue. Today’s match between Barbora Krejcikova and Garbiñe Muguruza will be the first since the 2020 Australian Open, played between top 10 players at a major. Krejcikova won the French Open this year and Muguruza has won two Grand Slam events, making this a particularly evenly matched pair; neither will be bothered by the nerves that can come with a deep run at a major tournament.
Louis Armstrong STADIUM | 1 o’clock in the afternoon
Leylah Fernandez vs. Angelique Kerber
Leylah Fernandez defeated Naomi Osaka in a three-set fight on Friday night, beating the defending champion. Fernandez won her first WTA title on hard court at the Monterrey Open in March and has supported her breakthrough year with fearless ball attacks.
Angelique Kerber, a three-time major champion, reached the semifinals at Wimbledon, her first time past the fourth round of a major since her win at Wimbledon in 2018. Kerber has faced tough competition in the first three rounds but looked thoroughly in control , using her counterpunching style of play to push more aggressive opponents around.
Sleeping contest of the day.
Grandstand | 5 p.m.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia vs. Peter Gojowczyk
Peter Gojowczyk, ranked number 141, upset Ugo Humbert, the 23rd seed, in the first round after a grueling series of qualifiers to get into the main draw. Gojowczyk has never made it past the second round of a Grand Slam event, even with 17 main tournaments, and is flying in thin air.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia broke into the public consciousness on Friday after a career-defining upset over third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. The 18-year-old Alcaraz played a near-perfect match to reach the fourth round of a major event for the first time, using his flat baseline shots to get past Tsitsipas, a former ATP Tour Finals champion.
As this is the only main draw game to be played on the site today, New York fans expect to draw either the veteran underdog or the young star based on what will help extend the game.