US Open 2020 draw: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been handed the highest seed and he’ll open his marketing campaign in opposition to Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur in New York.
Novak Djokovic will open his US Open 2020 marketing campaign in opposition to Damir Dzumhur (Reuters Photograph)
- High seed Novak Djokovic and 2nd seed Dominic Thiem are at reverse sides of draw
- Djokovic will open his marketing campaign in opposition to Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur
- Wildcard Andy Murray will open his marketing campaign in opposition to Yoshihito Nishioka
Australian Open finalists Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem are on a collision course to satisfy once more within the U.S. Open closing after they had been positioned at reverse ends of the draw on Thursday.
World primary and high seed Djokovic clinched the yr’s first Grand Slam when he beat Austrian Thiem in 5 units and the Serbian is unbeaten with a 21-Zero file in a season upended by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With five-times winner Roger Federer and defending champion Rafa Nadal skipping the event resulting from damage and COVID-19 issues respectively, Thiem was named the second seed.
Djokovic opens his marketing campaign for an 18th Grand Slam victory and fourth title at Flushing Meadows in opposition to Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur whereas Thiem performs Spaniard Jaume Munar.
Final yr’s runner-up Daniil Medvedev is seeded third and Stefanos Tsitsipas fourth. Alexander Zverev, seeded fifth, has a doubtlessly powerful first-round match in opposition to big-serving Kevin Anderson who reached the ultimate in 2017.
Wildcard Andy Murray, taking part in in his first Grand Slam since present process hip surgical procedure after final yr’s Australian Open, has a first-round conflict with Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka.
Karolina Pliskova high seed, Serena Williams third seed
With six of the ladies’s high 10 skipping the event in New York, the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova is high seed and she or he begins her quest for her first Grand Slam title in opposition to Ukraine’s Anhelina Kalinina.
Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin is seeded second and she or he faces Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer.
Serena Williams, seeking to clinch a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam, is the third seed and she or he meets compatriot Kristie Ahn. Serena’s unseeded sister Venus, taking part in in her 22nd U.S. Open on the age of 40, takes on 20th seed Karolina Muchova.
Former champion Naomi Osaka performs fellow Japanese Misaki Doi whereas wildcard Kim Clijsters, who made a second comeback from retirement this yr, performs 21st seed Ekaterina Alexandrova.