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US Open Prime Time Day Two: Federer, Keys on Ashe; Kyrgios, Sharapova on Armstrong

Aug 28th 2018

Tuesday’s US Open prime-time playbill has five-time US Open champion #2 Roger Federer, owner of 20 Major titles, play Yoshihito Nishioka, followed by American #14 Madison Keys against Pauline Parmentier on Arthur Ashe Stadium.  Meanwhile, the Louis Armstrong Stadium night session – new this year – starts with #30 Nick Kyrgios vs. Radu Albot then 2006 champion Maria Sharapova vs. Patti Schnyder, who at 39 made the draw via qualifying.

Daytime matches include:

#6 Novak Djokovic, who counts two US Open trophies and last month’s Wimbledon among his 13 Major titles vs. Marton Fucsovics
#2 Caroline Wozniacki vs. 2011 winner Samantha Stosur
2016 winner Angelique Kerber, the #4 seed fresh off a Wimbledon title, vs Margarita Gasparyan
#4 Sascha Zverev vs. Peter Polansky

A number of big names will play earlier in the day on ESPN+, the new direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment and ESPN.  Starting at 11 a. m., key players in action include:

Two matchups of Americans – Taylor Townsend vs. 16-year old Amanda Anisimova and Christina McHale vs. Francesca DiLorenzo
#5 Petra Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon winner, vs. Yanina Wickmayer
American #24 CoCo Vandeweghe, a semifinalist a year ago, vs. Kirsten Flipkens
American Daniela Collins vs. #26 Aryna Sabalenka
American Michael Mmoh vs. #14 Fabio Fognini
#21 Kei Nishikori, a finalist in New York in 2014, vs. Maxmillian Marterer