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2017 U.S. Open Tennis - TV Schedule & Predictions

This page has TV schedule and predictions for the 2017 U.S. Open (tennis) in Flushing Meadows, New York. Last year's winners were Stan Wawrinka (men) and Angelique Kerber (women). The 2017 U.S. Open tennis championships are set for August 28 through September 10.

📺TV Schedule
*Subject to change, error

Early Rounds - August 28 to September 1
Day Session - ESPN - Start 1 PM ET
Primetime - ESPN2 - Start 7 PM ET
Streaming: WatchESPN.com / ESPN3 (11 AM ET)

Round 3 / 4 - September 2 to September 4
All Day - ESPN / ESPN2 - Start 11 AM ET
Streaming: WatchESPN.com

Quarterfinals - September 5 to September 6
ESPN - Start 12 PM ET
Streaming: WatchESPN.com

Women's Semifinals - Thursday, September 7
ESPN - 7 PM to 11 PM ET
Streaming: WatchESPN.com

Men's Semifinals - Friday, September 8
ESPN - 4 PM to 11 PM ET
Streaming: WatchESPN.com

Women's Final - Saturday, September 9
ESPN - 4 PM to 7 PM ET
Streaming: WatchESPN.com

Men's Final - Sunday, September 10
ESPN - 4 PM to 7 PM ET
Streaming: WatchESPN.com

🎾Trends

⦿ Top male tennis stars are limping into the year's final grand slam. At least seven players in the world's top 10 are injured or suffered from fatigue. In the case of Djokovic, Wawrinka and Nishikori, the season is over for them. With the event being played in best of five sets and seven rounds, this could be a key factor determining the winner.

Top players with no physical problems: Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov, Tsonga
Top players with physical problems: Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Marin Cilic, Milos Raonic

⦿ The injury bug provides a golden opportunity for the current crop of American men to make a breakthrough at their national open. Currently, there are five Americans in the world's top 50. Some of them have won on hard courts this year; others have finished well.

Top Americans (by form): John Isner, Sam Querrey, Jack Sock, Steve Johnson, Ryan Harrison, Donald Young
Most successful Americans at US Open - Isner (1 QF, 2 R4s), Young (2 R4s), Sock (1 R4, 2 R3s)

⦿ Injuries are not a major concern on the women's side, but form is. Elina Svitolina and Garbine Muguruza are the only top-10 players to have won a tournament since Wimbledon. It's safe to say the top players are not in top form at the moment. We may very well see an unheralded player (similar to Jelena Ostapenko at the French Open) breaks out and possibly wins this title.

Most titles in 2017: Elina Svitolina (5), Karolina Pliskova (3), Garbine Muguruza (3), Kiki Bertens (2), Johanna Konta (2), Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (2)
Best performers (outside world's top 15): Coco Vandeweghe, Caroline Garcia, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Anastasija Sevastova, Elena Vesnina

⦿ Although the U.S Open is played on hard courts, which are considered to be a fast surface, it has been neutral in term of producing a winner. Powerful servers like Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have won here, but so are counterpunchers like Angelique Kerber and Flavia Pennetta. The weather tends to play a role in the outcome.

Top Servers: Karolina Pliskova, Johanna Konta, Kristyna Pliskova, Petra Kvitova, Lucie Safarova
Top Returners: Elina Svitolina, Caroline Wozniacki, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber, Ashleigh Barty

⦿ Form

YTD (men): Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Marin Cilic, Andy Murray*
2017 grand slam winners (men): Federer, Nadal
YTD (women): Elina Svitolina, Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki
2017 grand slam winners (women): Jelena Ostapenko, Muguruza

🏆Predictions 

Men's Winner: Alexander Zverev. There is a reason why at least seven of the world's top-10 players are injured or suffered from fatigue. All of them are older than 25 years of age. In the tail end of a long and grueling season, the body tends to break down. Even Roger Federer, who has played a selective schedule, suffered a back injury at the Canadian Open and his status for the U.S. Open is unknown. This is where youth comes into play. Zverev is in peak physical and mental form just in time for the year's final grand slam. The German star dominated his first two events of the U.S. Open series, notching quality wins over Federer, Kyrgios and Nishikori. With a good draw, he will be potent at the U.S. Open. Thirtysomethings, Nadal and Federer, are still the top favorites but the U.S. Open will likely offer them a grueling physical test.

Women's Winner: Elina Svitolina. The U.S. Open is the year's final grand slam; it would be entirely appropriate that the most successful player this year would win the Open. Svitolina's five titles are by far the most on tour. The Ukrainian is coming off a big victory at the Canadian Open, where she defeated Venus Williams, Muguruza, Halep and Wozniacki in succession. It does not beat doing this at a grand slam, but this is as good as it could get. Svitolina does not have Pliskova's serve or Ostapenko's powerful ground strokes, but she is consistent and mentally tough--the two ingredients needed to win matches in the current climate.

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