Nadal and Federer in same half of US Open draw


Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are in a same half of a pull for a year’s final Grand Slam – a US Open – that starts on Monday.

That means a span would block off in a semi-finals, should they both make it that far. Remarkably, it would be a initial ever US Open assembly between a two.

Nadal was named a tip seed for a contest during Flushing Meadows progressing this week, while Federer is seeded third behind Andy Murray.

The Swiss ace will start his debate opposite American Frances Tiafoe, while a assembly with dangerous competition Nick Kyrgios could come as early as a fourth round.

New World No 1 Nadal has drawn Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic as his first-round opponent, and faces a intensity quarter-final opposite possibly Grigor Dimitrov or David Goffin.

Andy Murray, who has not played given losing in a Wimbledon quarter-finals, will play Tennys Sandgren in his opening match, and would equivocate both Federer and Nadal until a final, should he make it by a preceding rounds.

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev will play a qualifier in a initial round, though could face a wily second turn matchup opposite No. 28 seed Kevin Anderson as early as a third round.

The women’s pull offering adult an intriguing first-round clash, with Russian wildcard Maria Sharapova sketch World No 1 Simona Halep.

Sharapova, who is creation her lapse to Grand Slam tennis for a initial time given portion a 15-month doping suspension, has never mislaid to Halep in 6 prior meetings.

The Russian was refused a wildcard during a French Open and missed Wimbledon with a thigh injury.

New World No 1 Karolina Pliskova of a Czech Republic will face Poland’s Magda Linette in a initial round.

Defending champion Angelique Kerber, usually seeded sixth this year after a unsatisfactory season, opens opposite Japan’s Naomi Osaka.

Wimbledon champion and World No 3 Garbine Muguruza will play Varvara Lepchenko.


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