2023 US Open main draw action for Sunday, September 3rd, 2023. Several American players have matches scheduled in the showcourts.
The 2023 US Open will continue on Sunday, September 3rd. The day of action will feature eight fourth-round matches in the men’s and women’s singles draws combined. These matches will be played in Arthur Ashe Stadium (stadium start time of noon ET) and in Louis Armstrong Stadium (stadium start time, 11 AM ET). Here’s a look at the Americans that will be in these singles matches.
Women’s Singles: Coco Gauff in a Showdown at the 2023 US Open
Caroline Wozniacki vs Coco Gauff from Flushing Meadows
Caroline Wozniacki and Coco Gauff have yet to face each other on tour. Wozniacki retired a few years ago and is attempting a comeback. With her appearance in the fourth round, the Dane has shown that there is some substance to her game. If she is eliminated on Sunday, then she can still expect a ranking of about 240th to 250th on the women’s tour on Monday.
But Wozniacki just might upset Gauff. The Dane is into the fourth round with a 6-1 set record through the first two rounds, including a statement victory over Petra Kvitova in the second round. Meanwhile, Gauff is into the fourth round with a 6-2 record in sets played at the 2023 US Open. The Gauff vs Wozniacki match is one that tennis fans should be looking forward to. It is the second match on the order of play for Sunday in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Order of Play: Check the stadium start time for updates
Men’s Singles: Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, Ben Shelton, and Tommy Paul
There will be four Americans active on Sunday in the men’s singles draw. One of the matches is a “can’t lose” situation for partisan American fans looking for a player to advance. Tommy Paul and Ben Shelton, both American players, will meet in the opening match at Arthur Ashe Stadium (this is the match that Wozniacki and Gauff will follow).
In Louis Armstrong Stadium, in a match that will not start before 3 PM ET, Frances Tiafoe will face Rinky Hijikata. This is a match that Americans can be very optimistic about Tiafoe winning. Hijikata simply is not an accomplished player. In the same stadium, Taylor Fritz will follow in a match against Dominic Stricker.
American tennis fans can expect Fritz, Tiafoe, and Paul to advance to the quarterfinals. They are on the same half of the draw as Novak Djokovic, the No. 2 seed at Flushing Meadows this season. If there are no major upsets, you would expect a Fritz vs Djokovic quarterfinal after the weekend — one that has implications for the tournament’s final.
No American male has won at the US Open since Andy Roddick in 2003. Djokovic is the immense barrier on the bottom half of the draw. On the top half, there are five credible threats to win the title. The elephant in the room is the defending champion Carlos Alcaraz. However, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Jannik Sinner, and even Andrey Rublev are all players who could appear in the final.