Vekic is yet to drop a set at this US Open; Goerges has dropped one, in her opening-round win over Natalia Viklyantseva. It should be a very close match given that, in terms both of ranking and seeding, you can barely separate them.
Play in the Vekic-Gorges match starts in around about 40 minutes. You can send in your emails and tweets to the addresses above if you’d like to provide your observations, on that tie or any other aspect of the US Open so far!
Afternoon order of play
Arthur Ashe Stadium (12pm local/5pm BST)
Naomi Osaka (Jpn, 1) v Belinda Bencic (Sui, 13)
Alexander Zverev (Ger, 6) v D Schwartzman (Arg, 20)
Louis Armstrong Stadium (11am local/4pm BST)
Donna Vekic (Cro, 23) v Julia Görges (Ger, 26)
Andrey Rublev (Rus) v Matteo Berrettini (It, 24)
Kristie Ahn (US) v Elise Mertens (Bel, 25)
Gaël Monfils (Fr, 13) v Pablo Andújar (Sp)
That does exactly what it says on the tin! I wonder if we’ll see the kind of drama we got yesterday, when Novak Djokovic was booed off at Arthur Ashe after retiring hurt against Stan Wawrinka. They like an entirely unreasonable boo there, don’t they? But anyway, lots of positives in store today: we’ll see how Naomi Osaka and Gael Monfils do in their fourth round clashes, for one thing. Arguably the biggest match of the day comes much later on, when Rafael Nadal faces Marin Cilic. I’ll be tucked up in bed by then and you might, too! So feast on the above we will.