Today's US Open five to watch & predictions

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There are some big names in action today.

Which matches are you most looking forward to seeing on day seven and who do you think will progress to the last 16 from our picks?

Have your say and share with us your predictions by commenting below, using #360fans on Twitter or getting in touch via Facebook.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SER) vs KYLE EDMUND (GBR)

DJOKOVIC vs EDMUND

  • 1 - WORLD RANKING - 84
  • 1 - HEAD TO HEAD - 0
  • 66 - CAREER TITLES - 0
  • 54-5 - 2016 WIN-LOSS - 15-14

The Serb got a walkover against Jiri Vesely before his match against Mikhail Youzhny lasted just 32 minutes before his opponent withdrew.

The Serb will be fresh for this encounter and Edmund is unlikely to stand a chance.

SPORT360 VERDICT: Djokovic in straights.

RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) vs LUCAS POUILLE (FRA)

Nadal looked in top shape during his win against Kuznetsov.

He is in the second week of the US Open for the first time in three years and will fancy his chances against Pouille who had to fight for five sets against Bautista Agut.

SPORT360 VERDICT: Nadal in straights.

PETRA KVITOVÁ (CZE) vs ANGELIQUE KERBER (GER)

KVITOVA vs KERBER

  • 16 - WORLD RANKING - 2
  • 4 - HEAD TO HEAD - 4
  • 17 - CAREER TITLES - 9
  • 29-16 - 2016 WIN-LOSS - 50-14

Kerber was just too good for 17-year-old Cici Bellis as she registered a 6-1, 6-1 win.

Kvitova too enters the match on the back of a straight sets win.

Tough to take a pick but Kerber should take this one, just about.

SPORT360 VERDICT: Kerber in three.

MADISON KEYS (USA) vs CAROLINE WOZNIACKI (DEN)

Keys pulled off the greatest comeback win of her career as she beat Naomi Osaka despite being 5-1 down in the final set.

She will need to dig deep against Wozniacki, who is on a roll at Flushing Meadows.

SPORT360 VERDICT: Wozniacki in three.

JOHANNA KONTA (GBR) vs ANASTASIJA SEVASTOVA (LAT)

KONTA vs SEVASTOVA

  • 14 - WORLD RANKING - 48
  • 1 - HEAD TO HEAD - 0
  • 1 - CAREER TITLES - 1
  • 35-18 - 2016 WIN-LOSS - 34-21

Konta must be feeling confident after her straight sets win over Bencic.

But her opponent Sevastova is having a stunning tournament, having beaten No. 3 seed Muguruza.

Expect the Latvian to win a tough fight.

SPORT360 VERDICT: Sevastova in three.

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Serena sets benchmark: Will she win her seventh US Open?

Serena Williams powered to a record 307th Grand Slam match win on Saturday to reach the fourth round of the US Open.

Williams moved ahead of Martina Navratilova for most match wins in the majors by a woman, and tied Roger Federer’s mark for men with a 6-2, 6-1 pasting of Sweden’s Johanna Larsson.

The American superstar, seeking a record seventh US Open title, next faces Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova, a 6-2, 7-5 winner over China’s Zhang Shuai.

“That’s pretty awesome,” Williams said of surpassing Navratilova. “And what better place to do than here where it all started.”

Williams claimed the first of her 22 Grand Slam singles titles at the US Open in 1999. A 23rd major triumph would take her past the Open Era record she now shares with Steffi Graf and closer to Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24.

Although a right shoulder injury had left Williams looking vulnerable since her triumph at Wimbledon, she needed just an hour to subdue Larsson, the world number 47 who has never made it past the third round of a Grand slam and had lost in the first round of her six prior US Open appearances.

“It was a really good match for me, because she played a different kind of game,” Williams said. “It was really good for me to have a different type of rhythm and just move the ball around. So overall it was pretty good.”

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“That’s pretty awesome (the record)…and what better place to do than here where it all started.”

WINS FOR BIRTHDAY BOY AND GIRL

Dominic Thiem, the eighth seed, celebrated his 23rd birthday with a four-set win over Pablo Carreno Busta.

Meanwhile, Spanish 11th seed Carla Suarez Navarro was 28 on Saturday and she marked the occasion by beating Elena Vesnina in straight sets.

HALEP’S BACK IS AIR TIGHT

“It’s the air conditioning — it blocked my back.” This was Simona Halep’s take on her back injury after seeing off Timea Babos in New York.

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WATCH Nadal hit amazing tweener shot

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Nadal battled past Andrey Kuznetsov to book a fourth round berth.

At 30 years of age, the Spaniard 14-time major winner showed he is still as agile as old as he raced towards the baseline to retrieve a tricky lob shot by the Russian and returned a flighted pick-up of his own, through his legs, i.e. the celebrated tweener move.

He momentarily lost grip on his racket but steadied himself to win the point deep into the third set in front of a delighted New York crowd.

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Nadal went on to reach the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2013 – the year of his last New York title – with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win.

“Andrey is always a tough opponent, he returns well and has good shots from the baseline,” said fourth seed Nadal who faces France’s Lucas Pouille for a quarter-final slot.

“I had a fantastic first set, a little trouble with my serve in the second but the third was key so I’m very happy.”

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