August 31, 2017 / 5:21 AM / a year ago

Three things to watch out for on Day 4 of the U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Here are three things to watch out for on day four of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Aug 29, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after match point against Frances Tiafoe of the United States (not pictured) on day two of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

* Five-time tournament champion and fan-favorite Roger Federer, who spent Tuesday hitting balls in New York’s Central Park, will face Russian Mikhail Youzhny in a second round clash in the final match of the day session on Arthur Ashe Stadium

* World number one Rafa Nadal plays Taro Daniel of Japan in the final match on the main showcourt with fans hoping to see if the Spaniard’s first U.S. Open showdown between Federer becomes a step closer. The pair are drawn to face each other in the semi-finals

* Former world number four American James Blake will be signing copies of his new book, Ways of Grace, at the USTA Foundation booth by Court 16 at noon local time

Reporting by Rory Carroll

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