US Open draw: a potential round of 16 Medvedev-Kyrgios, Alcaraz and Nadal in the same half of the table

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US Open draw: a potential round of 16 Medvedev-Kyrgios, Alcaraz and Nadal in the same half of the table

In the absence of Novak Djokovic, package for the US Open, the question was who would be the potential opponents in the semi-finals of Daniil Medvedev (1st) and Rafael Nadal (2nd). The Russian inherited Stefanos Tsitsipas (4th) and the Spaniard could face his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz (3rd).

Medvedev, opposed to the American Stefan Kozlov in the first round, will face the winner of the Franco-French duel between Quentin Halys and Arthur Rinderknech. Then he could, in the round of 16, face Roberto Bautista Agut or find Nick Kyrgios, whom he beat at the Australian Open but to whom he lost in Montreal.

Pablo Carreno-Busta, winner of the Masters 1000 of Montrealwho will be opposed in the first round to Dominic Thiem, winner of the US Open 2020, or Félix Auger-Aliassime, could be his opponent in the quarters.

Nadal spared, tough for Alcaraz

Stefanos Tsitsipas has, in his quarter of the table, opponents like Maxime Cressy, Matteo Berrettini, Casper Ruud, Tommy Paul or even Taylor Fritz.

In the other half, Rafael Nadal, who will start his tournament against the Australian wild-card Hijikata, could face Richard Gasquet in the third round if the latter defeats Taro Daniel and then possibly Miomir Kecmanovic. Diego Schwartzman, Cameron Norrie and Andrey Rublev could stand in his way to the semi-finals and the world number one spot.

Carlos Alcaraz will have a lot to do to rally in the last four since he could play against Borna Coric, Cincinnati Masters 1000 winner, in the third round. Before potentially facing Marin Cilic and Hubert Hurkacz or Jannik Sinner.

In the first round, Hugo Gaston will be opposed to Alexander Bublik, Benjamin Bonzi and Ugo Humbert, who face each other, could challenge Kyrgios then, Adrian Mannarino will play against a qualifier, Benoît Paire will have a hard time facing Norrie.

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