Adidas’ Novak Djokovic, the top-ranked men’s player in the world, is set to face 25th-ranked Andreas Seppi in the third round of the tournament. The match is set for 3 p.m. Djokovic defeated 91st-ranked Joao Souza in the first round and 52nd-ranked Andreas Haider-Maurer in the second round to advance.
New Balance-endorsed Milos Raonic will take the court at 5 p.m. against 18th–ranked Feliciano López. To get to the third round, Raonic defeated 99th-ranked Tim Smyczek in the first round and 42nd–ranked Fernando Verdasco in the second round.
Nike’s eighth-ranked pro, Rafael Nadal, will take on 32nd-ranked Fabio Fognini at 9 p.m. Nadal defeated 33rd-ranked Borna Ćorić in the first round and 74th-ranked Diego Schwartzman in the second round to advance.
According to online sports betting service Sky Bet, Djokovic is the favorite to win the tournament, followed by Nadal (20-1) and Raonic (100-1). Djokovic won the US Open in 2011, and Nadal is a two-time winner, hoisting the trophy in 2010 and 2013. Djokovic and Nadal are familiar US Open foes, having defeated one another en route to their previous tournament victories.