November 23, 2020

US Open 2018 draw: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray learn their fate

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Will Federer win the US Open? (Picture: TPN/Getty)

The US Open is just around the corner, with all members of the Big Four set to be in action at a tournament for the first time since Wimbledon 2017.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer enter the final Grand Slam of the year as the heavy favourites having split the first three majors among themselves but world No. 378 Murray is still fighting for fitness and form.

Federer hasnt won the title since 2008 and he will begin his quest for an Open Era record sixth crown against Yoshihito Nishioka, while Djokovic is in his quarter. Nick Kyrgios is a potential third round opponent for the Swiss…

Will Nadal defend his title? (Picture: Getty)

US Open seeds (ATP)

1. Rafael Nadal, Spain
2. Roger Federer, Switzerland
3. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina
4. Alexander Zverev, Germany
5. Kevin Anderson, South Africa
6. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
7. Marin Cilic, Croatia
8. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria
9. Dominic Thiem, Austria
10. David Goffin, Belgium
11. John Isner, United States
12. Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain
13. Diego Schwartzman, Argentina
14. Fabio Fognini, Italy
15. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece
16. Kyle Edmund, Great Britain
17. Lucas Pouille, France
18. Jack Sock, United States
19. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain
20. Borna Coric, Croatia
21. Kei Nishikori, Japan
22. Marco Cecchinato, Italy
23. Hyeon Chung, South Korea
24. Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia and Herzegovina
25. Milos Raonic, Canada
26. Richard Gasquet, France
27. Karen Khachanov, Russia
28. Denis Shapovalov, Canada
29. Adrian Mannarino, France
30. Nick Kyrgios, Australia
31. Fernando Verdasco, Spain
32. Filip Krajinovic, Serbia

Nadal, meanwhile, is looking to defend the title he won in 2017 and he opens against compatriot David Ferrer. Last years runner-up Kevin Anderson is in the same quarter along with Dominic Thiem and Denis Shapovalov.

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Two-time winner Djokovic missed last years event with the elbow injury that sidelined him for six months but he makes his first appearance since losing to Stan Wawrinka in the 2016 final against Marton Fucsovics.

Murray will take on James Duckworth as he looks to reclaim the crown he won back in 2012, while hes set for a third round meeting with Juan Martin del Potro. In the same quarter, Stan Wawrinka will take on Grigor Dimitrov in round one.

Murray is working his way back to full fitness (Picture: Getty)
epaselect epa06951733 Novak Djokovic of Serbia in action against Adrian Mannarino of France in their match in the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, USA, 15 August 2018. EPA/TANNEN MAURY
Will Djokovic win a third US Open? (Picture: EPA)

The Brits compatriot Kyle Edmund is the 16th seed and he will meet Italys Paolo Lorenzi in round one, while hes due to meet Nadal in the fourth round.

Cameron Norrie is in the same quarter Del Potro and opens against Jordan Thompson.

Alexander Zverev and Marin Cilic are the big names in the final quarter.

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