Stan Wawrinka takes on Fernando Verdasco in the men's singles first round clash of the 2016 US Open on Wednesday (31 August).

Where to watch live

The match starts at 6pm BST. Live coverage will be available in the UK on British Eurosport 1 and 2. Live scores and regular updates will be available on the US Open's official website.


Wawrinka, who is currently ranked No 3 in the world, is a two-time Grand Slam champion. The Swiss player has lacked consistency and comes into this tournament on the back of a third round loss to Grigor Dimitrov at the Cincinnati Open.

Stan Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka is world No 3 in the ATP rankings Getty

Wawrinka will know that with most of his main threats either injured or absent, he has a strong chance of winning his maiden US Open title.

World No 46 Verdasco, just like his opponent, has struggled for consistency throughout his career but is undoubtedly one of the most talented players on the circuit. The 32-year-old has proved in the past that he has what it takes to beat the best in the business.

Verdasco comes into this clash full of confidence knowing that he holds a 3-2 win/ loss edge over Wawrinka and beat him in their only clash to date this year. If Verdasco plays to potential, he is capable of pulling off an upset.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Stan Wawrinka to win: 1/3
  • Fernando Verdasco to win: 12/5


The duo have faced each other five times in ATP matches and Grand Slam history, with Verdasco winning three of the encounters. They last faced each other in the round of 32 of the Queens Club earlier this year with the Spaniard winning 6-2, 7-6.

US Open history

Wawrinka and Verdasco have never faced each other at the US Open in the past.