US Open draw: Andy Murray to play Stefanos Tsitsipas; Novak Djokovic handed tough path

The US Open draw has thrown up a first-round blockbuster, with former world number one Andy Murray facing Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Murray, who won his first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows, has been slowly working his way back up the rankings since injury decimated his career whilst world number one.

The US Open is the first Grand Slam since his return for which he has not required a wild card, but he may be cursing his luck again after drawing world number three Tsitsipas.

Novak Djokovic is chasing a calendar slam in New York, and he will play a qualifier first. Matteo Berrettini may stand in his way in the quarterfinals, and Alexander Zverev is a potential semi-final opponent.

The latter is far from certain, though, with Jannik Sinner, Pablo Carreno Busta, and Denis Shapovalov in the German’s quarter.

Andrey Rublev and Felix Auger-Aliassime join Murray and Tsitsipas in the third quarter, with the lower half of the US Open draw definitely the weaker.

Second seed Daniil Medvedev perhaps has the kindest path of all, with Casper Ruud and John Isner the pick of the players in his quarter.

Medvedev, who is a two-time hard-court Grand Slam finalist, will open his campaign against Richard Gasquet.

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?

Other News

‘We got through it!’ – Relentless Emma Raducanu wins historic US Open title

Emma Raducanu has completed her incredible US Open run to beat Leylah Fernandez in the final to win the tournament.The 18-year-old was already the...

‘Step by step’ – Novak Djokovic focused on Alexander Zverev, not calendar Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic is refusing to get ahead of himself after he kept his calendar Grand Slam hopes alive by beating Matteo Berrettini at the...

‘There are many similarities’ between Emma Raducanu and Novak Djokovic, says analyst

Teenage ace Emma Raducanu has 'many similarities' to world number one Novak Djokovic, says Mats Wilander.Raducanu will contest her first ever Grand Slam semi-final...

‘The knee is much better now’ – Juan Martin del Potro eying return to tennis

Juan Martin Del Potro says he will be ready to resume his tennis career at the start of next season 'if everything goes well.'Del...

COMMENT: Is 2021 the year Novak Djokovic left Roger Federer behind?

He has been stealing a march on his long-time rival since 2011, but 2021 is perhaps the year when Novak Djokovic has hurt Roger...

Goran Ivanisevic: ‘Novak Djokovic doesn’t crack under pressure, he says ‘bring it on”

Coach Goran Ivanisevic says Novak Djokovic is embracing the pressure of impending history, not cracking beneath it.Djokovic beat Jenson Brooksby in the fourth round...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss a thing from Tennisbuzz - get all the latest tennis news, exclusive content and competitions, and tennis trivia teasers all delivered to your inbox.

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here