The draw for the last grand slam of the year is out and the event will witness some interesting potential clashes. Djokovic has been seeded sixth for the US Open, with world top two Rafael Nadal and Federer taking the top two seedings respectively.
Rafael Nadal, who celebrated his 11th Roland Garros title, is the defending champion at the event. This year Roger Federer clinched the Australian Open and Novak Djokovic captured the Wimbledon title.
Federer possible US Open route:
Rafael Nadal possible route:
R1: D Ferrer
R2: V Pospisil or L Lacko
R3: K Khachanov
R4: K Edmund
QF: K Anderson
SF: JM del Potro
F: R Federer
Novak Djokovic possible route:
R1: M Fucsovics
R2: V Troicki or T Sandgren
R3: R Gasquet
R4: P Carreño Busta
QF: R Federer
SF: M Cilic
F: R Nadal
No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev is scheduled to meet Federer in the semis.
Two-time winner Djokovic missed last year’s event with the elbow injury that sidelined him for six months.
In the third round Del Potro might clash with Andy Murray, who begins against James Duckworth followed by either Feliciano Lopez or Fernando Verdasco. Andy Murray will enter his first slam as an unseeded player since 2006.
Serena Williams, who was seeded No. 17 will begin against Magda Linette, the world No. 60 from Poland. She could come up against sister Venus as early as the third round. And if she makes the second week, she might clash with Simona Halep in the fourth round, as well as potentially Garbine Muguruza or Karolina Pliskova.
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