Hello and welcome to our coverage from Day 5 of US Open 2016 tennis. The big star of the day will be Novak Djokovic taking on the mercurial Mikhail Youzhny in round three action. The action of US Open Day 5 will begin at 8.30 pm IST on Friday. You can catch all the action on television on the Ten Sports Network. Meanwhile, for online streaming, click on the link here(Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna shine at US Open)Also Read - Bayern Munich vs Barcelona Live Streaming Champions League in India: When And Where to Watch BAY vs BAR Live Stream UCL Match Online and on TV

One has to say that Djokovic is in a tricky match today and will be closely watched. There is no doubt that at his best, Djokovic is not only unstoppable but unbeatable as well. But Djokovic will want to make sure that he does not let his guard down in what is a very crucial encounter. Meanwhile, there are some other fine matches that are lined up. Also Read - Novak Djokovic Agrees to Play in Australian Open 2022, Named in Main Draw List; No Serena Williams

Rafael Nadal will be up against Andrey Kuznetsov and you will also see the battle between Caroline Wozniacki and Monica Niculescu. So you see there is plenty of high-octane action lined up for Friday. It is an important day today at the Open and this because the third round is the round when things start heating up. Also Read - Real Madrid vs Inter Milan Live Streaming UEFA Champions League in India: When And Where to Watch RM vs INT Live Stream UCL Match Online and on TV

It was not quite the case many years ago when it was not until round four that you will see big guns collide. But such is the depth in tennis today that from the third round itself, we see players going for it against each other like no tomorrow.

Coming to Nadal, he must raise his game and look to get into the last four of the competition. This because he is running out of time to be at his best and will want to really capitalise sooner than later. It has been a while that he has won a Major and will want to put things in order.

The US Open has always given a chance for underdogs to rise which is why Djokovic and Nadal will know that they cannot take their matches lightly. Of course a lot can happen today itself. Men’s tennis still relies on big stars and no better than Djokovic and Nadal to give us some magic.

The great thing is that there is enough depth in men’s tennis for some close matches as early as Day 5 and we are hoping that we get to see that today itself. Also, watch out for Wozniacki who is still trying to prove herself.