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2018 US Open Tennis Draw LIVE

Defending Champion Rafael Nadal Is The No. 1 Seed At Flushing Meadows
Defending Champion Rafael Nadal Is The No. 1 Seed At Flushing Meadows

The draw for the 2018 US Open took place on Thursday 23 August at 7pm (UK Standard Time) and we have the draw in full for you below.

The final Grand Slam tournament of the season gets underway at Flushing Meadows on Monday 27 August and there are some fascinating storylines to look out for as Rafael Nadal returns to defend the title he won for a third time twelve months ago.

Nadal beat Kevin Anderson in last year's men's singles final and he is one of a number of top players who are returning to their very best on the tour. Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is back to top form and won the Cincinnati Masters in the USA recently, while Roger Federer is a five-time winner of the US Open but hasn't claimed the title since 2008.

Andy Murray is still finding his way back to form and fitness, but he has a good record in New York and won the US Open back in 2012. An interesting story to note is that Murray's former coach, Ivan Lendl, has recently been appointed as the coach of the up-and-coming Alex Zverev. 

Nadal will take on David Ferrer in the first round and he could meet Great Britain's Kyle Edmund in the fourth round.

Also in the top-quarter of the draw are Andy Murray, who plays James Duckworth before a potential meeting with either Feliciano Lopez or Fernando Verdasco, with third seed Juan Martin Del Potro a potential third round opponent.

In the bottom-half of the draw, Roger Federer takes on Yoshihito Nishioka in the first round and could meet number six seed Novak Djokovic in the quarter-final. Federer could meet Nick Kyrgios in the third round, while Marin Cilic and Alexander Zverev are both in the bottom section.

In the ladies' singles, Sloane Stephens returns as the defending champion after claiming her maiden Grand Slam title with victory over Madison Keys in last year's final. Those pair will be part of a strong American presence that will also include six-time champion Serena Williams, who last won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2014.

Williams could meet her sister, Venus, at the earliest stage of a Grand Slam tournament in 20 years as they are pencilled in to meet in the third round. World number one Simona Halep could then be lying in wait for the victor in the fourth round.

Serena missed the tournament to give birth to her daughter last year but she has an impressive winning record at the US Open, claiming six of her 23 career Grand Slam titles there. Venus is a two-time winner of the US Open an dshe faces a tough first round match against Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Other matches of note are Caroline Wozniacki, the second seed, coming up against the 2011 US Open winner Sam Stosur, while Sloane Stephens could meet Victoria Azarenka as early as the third round.

If seedings go to plan then the quarter-finals would be: Halep v Karolina Pliskova, Wozniaki v Petra Kvitova, Stephens v Elina Svitolina, Angelique Kerber v Carolina Garcia.

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