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Top 4 must-watch weekend sporting events

2018-08-31 16:27

Cape Town - It's the weekend!

But the sporting world never sleeps, so hang on tight and be sure to watch these FOUR events!

1. US Open

It's crunch time in New York!

Early exits from world No 1 Simona Halep and world No 2 Carolina Wozniacki has seen an exciting twist to the women's US Open title race. However, there's still big names eyeing a Grand Slam title, including defending champion Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova to name but a few.

While over for the men's, Rafael Nadal is favourite to defend his title but the fiery return of Novak Djokovic and the evergreen Roger Federer will be on the world No 1's tail.

And let's not forget last year's US Open finalist and South Africa's very own Kevin Anderson.

It's a must-watch this weekend!

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Kevin Anderson

2. Italian Grand Prix

Start your engines! 

The Formula One circus roars into Milan this weekend with all eyes on the battle between Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.

With only 17 points separating the top two, Vettel will be looking to close Hamilton's lead with a dominant win this weekend.

The main race begins on Sunday at 15:00 SA time.

Click here for the latest practice session, qualifying and main race news

3. MTN 8

It's the second leg of the MTN8 semi-finals.

On Saturday, the under-fire Kaizer Chiefs host SuperSport United as Matsatsantsa look to keep their title defence going. Kick-off at FNB Stadium is at 20:15.

Meanwhile, Absa Premiership title holders Mamelodi Sundowns will look to overturn a one goal deficit at home against Cape Town City at 15:00.

It's all going down this weekend!

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Khama Billiat

4. Currie Cup

The Currie Cup will keep our rugby fans entertained on Saturday.

In the First Division clash, Griffon will host the Valke at 15:00.

In the Premier Division, we see the Free State Cheetahs take on the Sharks in Bloemfontein (14:00) and then we end off in Pretoria as the Blue Bulls host the Golden Lions at Loftus Versfeld (16:05).

Click here for the latest Currie Cup news

Notable mentions include the PRO14 (Munster v Cheetahs - Saturday 18:15 SA time), English Premiership, Dell Technologies Championship, Made in Denmark and England v India fourth Test (12:00 SA time).

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