Wednesday 6th September 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day...

is the quarter finals of the US Open with some of the tournament’s star players in action. Number 1 seed Rafael Nadal is up against Russian Andrey Rublev who beat number 9 seed David Goffin in the last round. Nadal looked to be in fine form as he dispatched Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov in three sets in his last match. Meanwhile, number 3 seed Roger Federer is up against Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina. Del Potro, seeded at number 24, beat number 6 seed Dominic Thiem of Austria in a thrilling five-set match in the last round after losing the first two sets 6-1 and 6-2.

As the competition gets towards the latter stages we’re beginning to see some of the game’s biggest names drawn against each other in some intriguing matches. In the women’s singles, Czech number 1 seed Karolína Plíšková faces American CoCo Vandeweghe who will be looking to call upon home support after her win against Lucie Šafářová in the previous round. Meanwhile American Madison Keys plays Estonian Kaia Kanepi who have both recorded impressive wins in this year's tournament against Elina Svitolina (seeded at number 4) and Naomi Osaka (conqueror of number 6 seed Angelique Kerber) respectively. It is all set up for a thrilling day of tennis from New York.

Honourable mentions...

go to the standalone T20 international match between Sri Lanka and India at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

In MLB, there are 15 games today with the standout fixture being the clash between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the LA Dodgers at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. It is Day 2 of four County Championship Division One matches. The cycling continues with stage 17 of the Vuelta a España with a 180.5km mountain stage from Villadiego to Los Machucos.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!


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