U.S. Open Tennis 2012: Djokovic Advances Easily, Roddick Takes The Court

It's a week into the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows, N.Y., and Sunday features some of the most exciting match-ups yet as the third round concludes for the men and the women begin the round of 16.

No. 2-ranked Novak Djokovic has already advanced, quickly dispatching Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-2, 5-2. At Louis Armstrong Stadium Sunday morning, No. 4-ranked David Ferrer and Lleyton Hewitt are currently tied at one set apiece with Ferrer up three games to none in the third set. Ferrer took the first set 7-6. but dropped the second set 6-4.

The next match at Arthur Ashe Stadium, starting just after 1:30 p.m. ET, is Andy Roddick's highly-anticipated third-round match against Fabio Fognini. Roddick has announced that he will retire following this U.S. Open.

Also currently in action on the men's side of things, No. 7-ranked Juan Martin Del Potro leads fellow Argentinian Leonardo Mayer after winning the first set 6-3.

The night session match at Arthur Ashe Stadium features No. 9-ranked John Isner and No 13-ranked Philipp Kohlschreiber.

On the women's side, the morning session features fourth-round matches of No. 1 Victoria Azarenka taking on Anna Tatishvili and defending champion No. 7 Samantha Stosur facing Laura Robson. The 7 p.m. night session will have No. 3 Maria Sharapova going up against No. 19 Nadia Petrova.

James Blake, who played collegiately at Harvard, was eliminated Saturday by No. 15-ranked Milos Raonic.

For the day's complete schedule click here.

Sunday's matches can be seen either on TV or via live online streaming. CBS and the CBS Sports Network will broadcast matches from until 7 p.m. ET, while the Tennis Channel will broadcast from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m ET.

Live streaming is available online at the U.S. Open official site.

For more on the U.S. Open, please be sure to check out our Tennis Hub and SB Nation Boston for all the latest news and updates.

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