No. 1 seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will be back in action as the U.S. Open moves into its fifth day of action Friday.
Djokovic will meet German Benjamin Becker in Round 2 action at some time after 1 p.m. ET at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Their match follows women's No. 5 Li Na vs. Laura Robson, a Round 3 meeting set for the same court at 11 a.m. Djokovic has not played since the tournament's second day, when he won a 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 decision over Ricardas Berankis.
The final match of the early pairings at Arthur Ashe pits a pair of Americans, No. 23 Jamie Hampton vs. No. 15 Sloane Stephens in third-round action. Stephens struggled a bit her time out, but recovered well for a straight set, 6-1, 6-1, victory over Urszula Radwanska on Wednesday.
The evening's highlighted matches at Arthur Ashe include Lleyton Hewitt vs. No. 6 Juan Martin Del Potro on the men's side ahead of Williams vs. Yaroslava Shvedova on the women's.
At Louis Armstrong Stadium, No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova leads the action. In mid-afternoon action at the court, No. 3 Andy Murray will meet Leonardo Mayer.
Friday's television schedule should sound familiar. Tennis Channel has coverage beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until 7 p.m. ESPN2 will begin its broadcast at 1 p.m. with coverage finally wrapping up at 11 p.m.
USOpen.com has Friday's complete schedule.