Schedule: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer Headline Thursday Action In Cincinnati | ATP Tour

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and seven-time titlist Roger Federer respectively take on qualifiers Pablo Carreno Busta and Andrey Rublev on Round of 16 day at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Djokovic takes a 2-0 FedEx Head2Head record into his match against former World No. 10 Carreno Busta, while Federer faces 21-year-old Rublev for the first time.

In total, four qualifiers — Carreno Busta, Rublev, Miomir Kecmanovic and Yoshihito Nishioka — are through to the Round of 16 at an ATP Masters 1000 event for the third time in series history (since 1990).

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Opportunities await the players in the bottom half of the draw. Following the exits of Kei Nishikori and Alexander Zverev on Wednesday, only two seeds remain: No. 11 Roberto Bautista Agut and No. 16 David Goffin. Bautista Agut, along with Frenchman Richard Gasquet, are also the only two players remaining to have reached an ATP Masters 1000 final. 

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SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 15 AUGUST 2019

CENTER COURT start 11:00 am
ATP – D. Schwartzman (ARG) vs [PR] R. Gasquet (FRA) 
Not Before 1:00 pm
WTA match
ATP – [3] R. Federer (SUI) vs [Q] A. Rublev (RUS) 
Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – [1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs [Q] P. Carreno Busta (ESP) 
Not Before 9:00 pm
WTA match

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
WTA match
Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – [9] D. Medvedev (RUS) vs J. Struff (GER) 
ATP – [Q] M. Kecmanovic (SRB) vs [11] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) 
ATP – L. Pouille (FRA) vs N. Kyrgios (AUS) or [8] K. Khachanov (RUS) 
Not Before 7:00 pm
WTA match

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STADIUM 3 start 11:00 am
ATP – [Q] Y. Nishioka (JPN) vs A. de Minaur (AUS) 
ATP – [16] D. Goffin (BEL) vs A. Mannarino (FRA) 
2 WTA matches
ATP – [WC] R. Harrison (USA) / J. Sock (USA) vs [PR] F. Lopez (ESP) / A. Murray (GBR) 

COURT 4 start 12:00 
ATP – C. Garin (CHI) / B. Paire (FRA) vs [2] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) 
ATP – After Suitable Rest – D. Schwartzman (ARG) / H. Zeballos (ARG) vs [7] H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS) 
ATP – After Suitable Rest – M. Demoliner (BRA) / D. Medvedev (RUS) vs [6] M. Pavic (CRO) / B. Soares (BRA) 
Not Before 5:00 pm
ATP – [1] J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) vs [Alt] R. Bopanna (IND) / D. Shapovalov (CAN)

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