Dimitrov and Federer back in action on Day Seven
Originally published on 31/08/14
US Open, day seven order of play
Play starts on all courts at 11am EST / 4pm BST unless stated otherwise
Arthur Ashe Stadium
Sara Errani (ITA)  v Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)
Maria Sharapova (RUS)  v Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 
Marcel Granollers (ESP) v Roger Federer (SUI) 
Not before 7pm: Belinda Bencic (SUI) v Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)  v David Goffin (BEL)
Louis Armstrong Stadium
Gilles Simon (FRA)  v David Ferrer (ESP) 
Not before midday: Venus Williams (USA) / Serena Williams (USA) v
Garbine Muguruza (ESP) / Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 
Tomas Berdych (CZE)  v Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
Not before 5pm: Gael Monfils (FRA)  v Richard Gasquet (FRA) 
Taylor Townsend (USA) / Donald Young (USA) v
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Alexander Peya (AUT) 
Not before midday: Marin Cilic (CRO)  v Kevin Anderson (RSA) 
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)  v Dominic Thiem (AUT)
Lucie Safarova (CZE)  v Shuai Peng (CHN)
Match of the day: Grigor Dimitrov v David Goffin
One for the purists, this – and one for those with their eyes on the future, too. Dimitrov’s big breakthrough run to the semi-finals at Wimbledon could be the springboard for greater things, but these are the types of matches he must convert into routine wins if he is to still be in contention next weekend.
Since being knocked out at SW19 in the first round by Andy Murray, Goffin went on an almighty tear, racking up 25 consecutive wins and collecting two Challenger crowns and his maiden ATP title into the bargain.
If nothing else, watching these two hit tennis balls is a joy to behold. Hit record and catch up on Monday morning.
Look out for: Jelena Jankovic
Four years since topping the WTA rankings, Jankovic is haring through another Grand Slam draw. The Serbian burst Johanna Larsson’s bubble with a 6-1 6-0 rout and admitted that she had struggled with, but recently rediscovered, her love of the game.
“I have been a professional for 13, 14 years,” she said. “It’s not easy, hitting balls every day and staying really motivated throughout the whole period. It’s normal, you’re going to have ups and downs, but I found my way again and I love the sport. I love competing. I love battling.”