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Novak, Roger, Rafa, Maria and Serena Take Center Stage Tuesday

03.24.2014

By Mario Sarmento

If you’re into stargazing, then Stadium Court is the place to be for Tuesday’s Day Session at the 2014 Sony Open Tennis tournament. In total, players with a staggering 60 Grand Slams between them will make their way to the Stadium Court starting with No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic who will be in action for just the second time this tournament as he takes on No. 16 Tommy Robredo with a quarterfinal berth on the line. Djokovic won his last match in a walkover.

Following that match, No. 4 Maria Sharapova faces eighth seed Petra Kvitova in a women’s quarterfinal match. No. 6 seed and defending Sony Open champion Andy Murray takes the court next, in another big tilt against 11 seed and Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

The last match of the day session should also be a beauty, as 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer looks to advance to the quarterfinals against No. 9 seed Richard Gasquet.

And just when you though it couldn't get any better, World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will return to the Stadium Court to face Italian Fabio Fognini in his fourth round match.

For those who enjoy the intimacy of the Grandstand at the Sony Open, it is also filled with big names as well, with Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka facing the Ukraine's Alexandr Doglopolov, after No. 4 seeded Spaniard David Ferrer takes on Japan's Kei Nishikori in the opening match of the Day Session at 11 a.m. Also on tap for the Grandstand is Canadian Milos Raonic taking on Germany's Benjamin Becker, followed by American John Isner taking on No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic.

It’s a day of big matchups, so be sure to get your tickets for the Sony Open today.