U.S. Open tennis 2017: Finals schedule, scores, results, live TV info

The finals for the U.S. Open are set. 

Many wanted the 2017 U.S. Open to be the year when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal finally go head-to-head. But Juan Martín del Potro had other ideas. He upset Federer on Wednesday night and fans will have to wait another year if they hope to see two of tennis’ most decorated players occupy the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

No. 1-seed Rafael Nadal defeated Del Potro in the semifinals, setting up a championship match with South African Kevin Anderson on Sunday.  

In the women’s draw, Sloane Stephens, 24, and Madison Keys, 22, emerged from the first all-American semifinal in a U.S. Open in 36 years and will face off in Saturday’s final. A win for either would set her apart from the pack as the next American tennis star. 

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U.S. Open schedule, bracket

Thursday, Sept. 7: Women’s semifinals

Sloane Stephens def. No. 9 Venus Williams (6-1, 0-6, 6-5)
No. 15 Madison Keys def. No. 20 Coco Vandeweghe (6-1, 6-2)

Friday, Sept 8: Men’s semifinals

No. 28 Kevin Anderson def. No. 12 Pablo Carreno Busta (4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4)
No. 1 Rafael Nadal def. No. 24 Juan Martin del Potro (4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2)

Saturday, Sept. 9: Women’s final

Sloane Stephens def. No. 15 Madison Keys (6-3, 6-0)

Sunday, Sept. 10: Men’s final

No. 1 Rafael Nadal def. No. 28 Kevin Anderson (6-3, 6-3, 6-4)

U.S. Open TV info, how to watch

The women’s final between Stephens and Keys will be broadcast live on ESPN on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. ET. The men’s final between Nadal and Anderson will be broadcast live on ESPN on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. Both finals matches can also be live-streamed on WatchESPN.

U.S. Open semifinal: Men’s matchups

With the highly-anticipated matchup between Nadal and Federer now out of the question, the U.S. Open now has a semifinal field without some of tennis’ greats. Andy Murray, defending U.S. Open champ Stan Wawrinka and two-time champ Novak Djokovic are all absent due to injury. With Federer sent packing early, it will be Nadal, Kevin Anderson, Pablo Carreño Busta or Juan Martin del Potro to fight for the season’s last Slam title. 

The first men’s semifinal matchup is between Del Potro and Nadal. Del Potro is on a hot streak right now, entering the match having defeated No. 11 Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 6 Dominic Thiem and Federer in his last three outings. Del Potro also has previous experience facing two of the games toughest opponents in Nadal and Federer. In the 2009 U.S. Open, del Potro topped Nadal and Federer back-to-back for his first Slam title. 

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Anderson and Carreño Busta have made the most on the other side of the bracket with a wide-open draw and the winner will be awarded a spot in the finals to face either Nadal or del Potro.

U.S. Open semifinal: Women’s matchups

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Without notables Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniaki, Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova and Garbine Muguruza, the last women’s Slam title is also up for grabs. Vandeweghe enters the semifinals after upsetting No. 1 Pliskova.

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