Schedule, how to watch on TV, plus when does Daniil Medvedev play Nick Kyrgios?

Rafael Nadal avoided any more on-court mishaps as he defeated Richard Gasquet for the 18th consecutive time to move through to the fourth round of the US Open.

The former junior rivals first played at tour level back in 2004 and Nadal has won every encounter across 18 years.

Gasquet has not won a set since 2008 and for more than an hour even a game was beyond him. He eventually stopped the rot at 6-0, 3-0, accepting the crowd’s acclaim, and at least made a fight of it in the third before going down 6-0, 6-1, 7-5.

After being handed a blow on the nose with his own racket in his second-round victory over Fabio Fognini, it was smooth sailing this time for Nadal, who was happy with his step up in performance.

“It’s a little bit bigger than usual but it’s OK, the nose is still there,” he said with a smile. “Three matches already, I increased a little bit the level today so that’s important for me I think. I’m happy for that against a very good friend like Richard. I need to keep playing better and better to have chances to go through.”

Nadal, who has not lost a match in a major this year, next plays American Frances Tiafoe, who reached the fourth round for a third straight year with a 7-6 (7), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Diego Schwartzman.

Third seed Carlos Alcaraz continued to scythe his way through the draw, seeing off American Jenson Brooksby 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday, while ninth seed Andrey Rublev came through a five-set tussle with Denis Shapovalov. It went all the way to a deciding tie-break, with Rublev finally winning 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (7) after four hours and eight minutes.

He next meets seventh seed Cameron Norrie while Alcaraz will play former champion Marin Cilic who beat Briton Dan Evans 7-6 (11), 6-7 (3), 6-2, 7-5.

When is the US Open? 

The tournament began at Flushing Meadows on Monday, August 29 and will finish on Sunday, September 11. 

What time will it start? 

Play is likely to start on the outside courts at 4pm (BST) in the early rounds and at 5pm on the show courts. Expect the action to last long into the night, potentially beyond midnight depending on the course of each match. 

What British players are in action?

In total, seven Britons gained direct entry into the singles draws, although as the tournament reaches the midway point just one remains standing after British No 1 Cameron Norrie reached the fourth round for the first time after easing past Holger Ruud.

Andy Murray reached the third round where he lost in four sets to the big-serving Italian Matteo Berrettini, while rising star Jack Draper‘s run ended when he retired injured in his third-round match with Karen Khachanov.

Kyle Edmund, playing singles at a grand slam for the first time in two years following three knee operations, was knocked out in straight sets by fifth seed Casper Ruud, while 20th seed Dan Evans lost to 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic over four sets in the third round.

In the women’s singles, defending champion Emma Raducanu crashed out in straight sets to Alize Cornet in the first round, while Harriet Dart secured a superb upset win over 10th seed Daria Kasatkina before being dumped out in round two.

What TV channel is it on in the UK?

Amazon Prime Sport has exclusive rights to the US Open. A subscription to Amazon Prime Video costs £7.99 a month, with a 30-day free trial. You can also get unlimited streaming access to Amazon Prime Video as part of a full Amazon Prime membership, which costs £79 a year or, to avoid a lengthy annual contract, £7.99 a month. 

Replays will be available around 15 minutes after each match ends and there will be daily highlights. 

Alternatively, you can return to follow all the key games on our dedicated live blogs.

How can I watch it in the US? 

In the US live coverage of the last grand slam of the year is exclusive to ESPN and ESPN2. However, the Tennis Channel will also show encore matches and other non-live programming.

What is the order of play on day seven?

The first match on each court starts at 5pm (BST) unless otherwise stated.

Arthur Ashe Stadium

Day Session

Corentin Moutet (France) v 5-Casper Ruud (Norway)

Zhang Shuai (China) v 12-Coco Gauff (United States)

Night Session

1-Daniil Medvedev v 23-Nick Kyrgios (Australia)

3-Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) v 18-Veronika Kudermetova

Louis Armstrong Stadium (4pm BST)

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Spain) v 13-Matteo Berrettini (Italy)

17-Caroline Garcia (France) v 29-Alison Riske-Amritraj (United States)

12-Pablo Carreno Busta (Spain) v 27-Karen Khachanov

Liudmila Samsonova v Ajla Tomljanovic (Australia)

How can I buy US Open tickets?

US Open tickets are currently on general sale and can be purchased on the official tournament website.

How much money does the winner receive?

Both the men’s and women’s singles champion will receive a cheque for $2,500,000 so just over £2.2 million.

Who are the defending champions?

Russian Daniil Medvedev is the defending men’s champion after beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets after last year’s final. 

Raducanu is of course the reigning women’s champion, but she has not won a tournament since, retiring injured in Rome in May and at Nottingham in June and exiting both Roland-Garros and Wimbledon in the second round, and the US Open in the opening round.

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