Hi folks and welcome to the third round of the US Open. There are a few tasty games on this afternoon and evening with my personal favourite being the tie between the American Frances Tiafoe and his French opponent, Adrian Mannarino. That’s the 10th and 22nd seeds locking horns at 18:30 BST/13:30 EST, but there is a bigger name in action.
The defending champion and top ranked player, Iga Swiatek of Poland plays the unseeded Kaja Juvan from Slovenia. That gets going around 17:15 BST/12:15 EST.
There are Brits involved too. Neal Skupski is one half of the top-ranked men’s doubles pair alongside his Dutch mate, Wesley Koolhof. Heather Watson will fly the flag in the women’s doubles as she partners Anna Danilina from Kazakhstan.
There’ll be loads going on and I’ll be keeping an eye and ear on it all. If you fancy dropping me a line I’d love to get your thoughts.
Hope everyone’s had a top Friday. Let’s get cracking…