the serbian Novak Djokovic return to US Openlast tournament of grand slams of the year, which he won three times, after missing the edition of 2022 due to his refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
‘nole’ could not play the US Open and other large tournaments due to restrictions imposed by countries on those who are not vaccinated, such as in Australia 2021when he was even held for a few days.
In this case, they will face each other in the first round of the tournament that is played in Flushing Meadows, New Yorkfrom August 28 to September 10, in French Alexandre Mülleraccording to the draw held this Thursday.
In case of winning in his French debut, Djokovic will make sure to once again lead the world ranking of the ATP.
Djokovic last Sunday he won his third Cincinnati Masters 1000after those of 2018 and 2020, by beating the Spanish prodigy in an epic final Carlos Alcaraz by 5-7, 7-6 (9/7) and 7-6 (7/4).
The other candidates to stay with the US Open
alcarazthe current world number one and current US Open champion, will begin the defense of his title against the German Dominik Koepfer. On his way, he could meet the Italian in the quarterfinals Jannick Sinnersixth in the ranking and who won the Toronto Masters 1000 this month
the russian Daniel Medvedevchampion of the US Open in 2021 after defeating Djokovic in the final, is the third behind Alcaraz and Djokovic and ahead of the Danish Holger Rune, one of the new stars of the circuit, who is the fourth seed.
In the women’s branch, meanwhile, the world number one and current champion, the Polish Iga Swiatekwill debut against the Swedish Rebecca Peterson.
For his part, the young local star Coco Gauff He will do it against a player that emerged from the qualy.
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