Tennis: Federer could confront Nadal in US Open semi-finals
NEW YORK (Web Desk) – World number one Rafael Nadal could confront third-positioned Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the US Open under the draw revealed Friday.
Swiss star Federer, a 19-time Grand Slam champion who won for the current year s Wimbledon and Australian Open titles, has never confronted Spanish legend Nadal on the New York hardcourts in the year s last Grand Slam competition.
Nadal, a 15-time significant champion who this year won his tenth French Open title, possesses a 23-14 edge in his vocation competition with Federer, yet the Swiss has won their previous four gatherings, including at this year s Australian Open last.
Nadal starts his journey for a third US Open crown after 2010 and 2013 against Serbian Dusan Lajovic. He could confront Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the third cycle, an enemy he has crushed in each of the 15 of their past gatherings.
The 31-year-old Spaniard could meet Czech Tomas Berdych in the fourth round and Bulgarian seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals.
Federer, 36, opens his keep running in the Flushing Meadows fortnight against American Frances Tiafoe and could meet Australian Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round and in addition Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals.
Tiafoe annoy Germany s Alexander Zverev in the second round at Cincinnati a week ago.
English second seed Andy Murray plays American Tennys Sandgren in his initially coordinate with French sixteenth seed Lucas Pouille a conceivable round of 16 adversary and French eighth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga possibly anticipating him in the quarter-finals.
Tsonga s initially match will be against Romanian Marius Copil.
Fourth seed Zverev and Croatian fifth seed Marin Cilic are additionally conceivable last-eight rivals.
Zverev opens against a qualifier while Cilic starts against Frenchman Gilles Simon.
Zverev could confront South African Kevin Anderson, whom he beat recently in the Washington last, in the third round and US thirteenth seed Jack Sock in the fourth round.
Cilic, the 2014 US Open victor, could meet US tenth seed John Isner in the last 16.
Argentina s Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, is a potential fourth-round rival for Thiem.
Dimitrov s fourth-round adversary could be Belgian ninth seed David Goffin or French eighteenth seed Gael Monfils.
The field is feeling the loss of a few best contenders because of damage, including shielding champion Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, two-time US Open victor Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Japan s Kei Nishikori, the 2014 sprinter up, and Canada s Milos Raonic.