U.S. Open R3 previews and picks: Federer vs. Kohlschreiber, Murray vs. Bellucci

The Grandstand

Fed 2Roger Federer and Andy Murray will help wrap up third-round action at the U.S. Open on Saturday. They are set for respective battles against Philipp Kohlschreiber and Thomaz Bellucci.

(29) Philipp Kohlschreiber vs. (2) Roger Federer

For the first time in four years, Kohlschreiber will not be going up against John Isner in the third round of the U.S. Open. And that is bad news for the German, who beat Isner in 2012, in 2013, and again in 2014. Now it is none other than Federer who will stand on the other side of the net on Saturday as the two veterans prepare to square off for the 10th time in their careers. Federer, not too surprisingly, is looking to get the best of Kohlschreiber for the 10th time in a row. The 34-year-old Swiss is a dominant 19-2 in total sets, but Kohlschreiber was competitive really for the first…

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