Quintessential Quartet in US Open Men’s Semifinals Friday on ESPN


Quintessential Quartet in US Open Men’s Semifinals Friday on ESPN

  • #1 Nadal, #3 Del Potro, #6 Djokovic & #21 Nishikori – Three Former US Open Champs and a Finalist
  • Wimbledon Champs Mike Bryan and Jack Sock of the U.S. in Men’s Doubles Final


ESPN’s exclusive coverage of the US Open continues Friday with a trio of former champions plus a former finalist in the Men’s Semifinals at 4 p.m. ET:

  • Top seed and three-time champion Rafael Nadal continues his title defense against with #3 Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 winner.
  • #6 Novak Djokovic, a 13-time Major champion including 2011 and ‘15 in New York, will play #21 Kei Nishikori, who reached the final in 2014.

Men’s Doubles – First of Five US Open Championships         

Friday’s Men’s Doubles championship is the first of the five US Open championships ESPN will present.  The match will be on ESPN2 at noon, with Americans Mike Bryan and Jack Sock – winners of the recent Wimbledon men’s doubles (Mike’s longtime partner, twin Bob Bryan, is injured) facing Lukas Kubot and Marcelo Melo.  That duo won the 2017 Wimbledon title.

ESPN and the US Open

ESPN has exclusive live action of the US Open with 130 hours on television and 1,300 more streaming live on the ESPN app via ESPN+ and ESPN3.  The daily action from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will culminate with the Women’s Championship on Saturday, Sept. 8, and the Men’s Championship on Sunday, Sept. 9, both at 4 p.m.

ESPN’s US Open Schedule

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Fri Sept 7 Noon US Open Men’s Doubles Championship

Bryan/Sock vs. Kubot/Melo

  4 p.m. US Open Men’s Semifinals

Nadal vs. Del Potro

Djokovic vs. Nishikori

ESPN / ESPN Deportes
Sat Sept 8 Noon US Open Mixed Doubles Championship ESPN3
  4 p.m. US Open Women’s Championship ESPN / ESPN Deportes
Sun Sept 9 1 p.m. US Open Women’s Doubles Championship ESPN2
  3 p.m. US Open Men’s Championship Preview Special ESPN
  4 p.m. US Open Men’s Championship ESPN / ESPN Deportes
  11 p.m. US Open Men’s Championship ESPN2 (encore)




Dave Nagle

As I write this on 11-11-21, it's now 35 years for me at ESPN, the only real job I’ve ever had. I joined merely to help with the America’s Cup for three months at all of $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville, Darlington, Indy and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals, Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, my main areas are tennis, UFC, boxing, ratings, and corporate communications documents, including more than 30 of the Year in Review press releases.
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