The draw for the US Open, the last grand slam of the year was revealed yesterday and once again there is a possibility of Nadal facing Djokovic as early as the quarter-finals. Djokovic will face Souza in the first round and the Spaniard Rafael Nadal will face the young 18-year-old Coric who has already defeated him in Basel last year.

Murray has a tough opener as he will face the Aussie Nick Kyrgios in his first round encounter. Federer has a pretty easy draw compared to the rest of the top seeds and he sets up first round clash with Mayer.

The 2014 US Open finalist Kei Nishikori has an easy opening three rounds. He will face the Frenchman Benoit Paire in the first round.

If there are no upsets at Flushing meadows, the quarter-finals shapes up as follows:

Top Half:

[1] Novak Djokovic vs [8] Rafael Nadal

[4] Kei Nishikori vs [7] David Ferrer

Bottom Half:

[2] Roger Federer vs [6] Tomas Berdych

[5] Stanislas Wawrinka vs [3] Andy Murray

Potential path for the big 4 seeds at US Open is as follows:

Djokovic’s possible path to the finals:

R1: Souza

R2: Pospisil

R3: Seppi

R16: Goffin

QF: Nadal

SF: Nishikori

F: Federer

Federer’s possible path to the finals:

R1: Mayer

R2: Baghdatis/Darcis

R3: Kohlschreiber

R16: Isner

QF: Berdych

SF: Murray

F: Djokovic

Murray’s possible path to the finals:

R1: Kyrgios

R2: Mannarino/Qualifier

R3: Bellucci/Ward

R16: Anderson

QF: Wawrinka

SF: Federer

F: Djokovic

 

Nadal’s potential path to the finals:

R1: Coric

R2: Schwartzman

R3: Fognini

R16: Raonic

QF: Djokovic

SF: Nishikori

F: Federer/ Murray

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