When does the US Open start and will Andy Murray be fit to play?
When is it? The fourth and final grand slam tournament in the tennis calendar gets under way in New York on Sunday, August 28. What time is the first match? The first round of matches will start from 11am New York time, which equates to 5pm UK time. What TV channel is it on? The entire tournament will be shown live and exclusive on Eurosport 1 and occasionally Eurosport 2. Spectators in a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium watch the women's singles final match Credit: Getty Images Who will be missing? Andy Murray is likely to feature after fears that his hip injury would prevent him from missing this year's US Open. The Scot, who lost his world number one ranking to Rafael Nadal earlier this week, has travelled to New York to prepare for grand slam. Murray's ongoing hip complaint meant he was unable to compete in the hard court events in Cincinnati or Montreal. Andy Murray struggled with a hip complaint at Wimbledon Credit: Eddie Mulholland Rafa Nadal will be the number one men's seed at Flushing Meadows while Murray will start the tournament as number two seed, should he recover from his injury. "I'm continuing to work hard on the court with the aim of being in New York," said Murray before pulling out of the Cincinnati Masters last week. Six-time US Open champion Serena Williams will miss the tournament as she prepares to give birth to her first child. But Williams is already plotting her return to the court: “I’m always thinking about what’s next: the next victory, the next trophy,” she told The Telegraph. Serena Williams is taking time out from tennis to have her first child Credit: James Devaney Roger Federer, who won his ninth Wimbledon title earlier this summer, admitted he was suffering from some discomfort following his defeat to Alexander Zverev in the final on the Roger's Cup in Montreal. "After vacation and practice, it's always a bit of a shock for the body," Federer said following his loss to Zverev, per the BBC. "I felt all right all week. Had a bit of muscle pain, aches and pains here and there, just because it's back on the match courts, on the hard courts." Stan Wawrinka and Nishikori have both ended their seasons prematurely while the Wimbledon runner-up, Marin Cilic, is doubtful for the US Open. Stan Wawrinka is the reigning US Open champion Credit: AFP 12-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic is also a doubt after retiring from Wimbledon during his quarter-final match with Tomas Berdych. Djokovic's doctor has insisted the Serbian requires three months to recover from a shoulder injury. “Nole must rest for six to 12 weeks,” Milinkovic told Sportski Zurnal, a sports newspaper in Serbia. Novak Djokovic will miss the tournament through injury Credit: Reuters “The next examination will know whether this assessment stays or changes. During this period, he will not train with a racket but he will run other sessions, such as fitness and the like. Of course, there will be certain therapies. “The symptoms have calmed down, he was with a specialist at Toronto for additional tests. He also consulted our experts, of course, because we are great friends. “Now it’s important to rest with different types of procedures that can affect recovery. Surgery remains the last option.”