US Open Day five: Five predictions & matches to watch

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Which matches are you most looking forward to seeing on day five and who do you think will progress to the fourth round from our picks?

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NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) vs MIKHAIL YOUZHNY (RUS)

DJOKOVIC vs YOUZHNY

  • 1 - WORLD RANKING - 61
  • 6 - HEAD TO HEAD - 3
  • 66 - CAREER TITLES - 10
  • 51-5 - 2016 WIN-LOSS - 13-13

Youzhny has been battling to get back among the tennis elite but unfortunately comes up against the world number one in round three.

Djokovic sailed through the previous round but did have a bit of a hiccup against against Jerzy Janowicz in his opening match.

A decent contest is foreseeable given Djokovic’s struggles against Youzhny, leading the head-to-head 6-3.

SPORT360 VERDICT: Djokovic in three.

MADISON KEYS (USA) vs NAOMI OSAKA (JPN)

Osaka beat Coco Vandeweghe in her opener and will eager to pull off another upset. The 18 year-old is a good counter-puncher and while that’s a great asset to have against Keys, it may not be enough.

The American won’t have it all her own way but should show her class and overpower the Japanese in due course.

SPORT360 VERDICT: Keys in three.

RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) vs ANDRIY KUZNETSOV (RUS)

NADAL (ESP) vs KUZNETSOV (RUS)

  • 5 - WORLD RANKING - 47
  • 3 - HEAD TO HEAD - 0
  • 69 - CAREER TITLES - 0
  • 34-11 2016 WIN-LOSS - 22-16

Nadal got through the first two rounds in straight sets while Kuznetsov is coming off a straight sets win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas as well.

The Spaniard has had a few concerns over his wrist but hasn’t been made to stretch himself so far and should be fine. He won all three of his previous meetings with the Russian, two in straight sets.

SPORT360 VERDICT: Nadal in straight sets.

ANGELIQUE KERBER (GER) vs CATHRINE BELLIS (USA)

At just 17, Bellis faces a mammoth task as she takes on the world number two. It was only two years ago that the American sent shockwaves through the tournament having beaten Dominika Cibulkova as a 15 year-old.

Kerber however appears to be playing like she owns the court and anything other than a victory for the German seems ludicrous.

SPORT360 VERDICT: Kerber in straight sets.

MARIN CILIC (CRO) vs JACK SOCK (USA)

CILIC (CRO) vs SOCK (USA)

  • 9 - WORLD RANKING - 27
  • 0 - HEAD TO HEAD - 1
  • 15 - CAREER TITLES - 1
  • 32-17 2016 WIN-LOSS 22-15

In their only previous meeting, Sock came from behind in the Davis Cup two months to win 6-4 in the fifth set.

However, Cilic has been in great form since and should come out on top despite Sock’s home court advantage.

SPORT360 VERDICT: Cilic in five.

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