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US Open: men’s semi-finals order of play, betting odds and TV details

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are hoping to reach the Flushing Meadows final

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic could set up a fifth career US Open final meeting, the BBC reports, if they win their semi-final matches in New York tonight. 

Defending champion Nadal, the top seed, takes on Argentine star Juan Martin del Potro in the first semi-final at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, starting at 9pm. Afterwards Djokovic faces Japan’s Kei Nishikori.

Nadal admits his clash against Del Potro will be “very tough”. He said: “At Wimbledon he’s a great player, he’s a great player everywhere. But the challenge of playing him on hard courts... is even higher for me personally.

“I know that I will have to play at my highest level to keep having chances of success. I am focused on trying to make that happen.”

US Open day 12 order of play

Men’s semi-finals (Arthur Ashe, seeds in brackets, UK times)
  • 9pm, today: Rafael Nadal (1) vs. Juan Martin del Potro (3) 
  • 10.30pm, today: Kei Nishikori (21) vs. Novak Djokovic (6)

When is the women’s singles final?

It’s on Saturday. American star Serena Williams will take on Japan’s Naomi Osaka at Flushing Meadows. The US Open Final starts at 9pm UK time.

2018 US Open guide

When does the US Open end?

The tournament began on 27 August and runs to 9 September. The women’s final takes place on Saturday 8 September at 9pm. The men’s final is at the same time on Sunday 9 September. 

Where is it held?

The tournament takes place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in Flushing Meadows. Both the Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong Stadium now have retractable roofs.

How to watch it on TV

Amazon Prime Video will have live and exclusive coverage of the tournament in the UK. Non-subscribers can sign up for a free 30-day trial.

US Open betting odds

Latest prices according to Oddschecker, as of 7 September. 

Men’s singles winner
  • Novak Djokovic: 10/11
  • Rafael Nadal: 12/5
  • Juan Martin Del Potro: 9/2
  • Kei Nishikori: 14/1  
Women’s singles winner
  • Serena Williams: 8/11 
  • Naomi Osaka: 5/1

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