Carlos Alcaraz stands in the best way of British hopes of success at US Open

Defending champion and world primary Carlos Alcaraz stands in the best way of British success on the US Open, which begins in New York subsequent week.

Three of the 4 British males who’ve certified mechanically have been drawn in the identical quarter because the Spaniard, who additionally claimed his first Wimbledon title over Novak Djokovic in July.

Alcaraz, who begins in opposition to Germany’s Dominik Koepfer, is seeded to face Dan Evans in spherical two and Cameron Norrie in spherical three.

Meanwhile he may additionally face Andy Murray within the final eight if Murray, the 2012 champion, battles by a troublesome draw that would embody Grigor Dimitrov in spherical two and sixth seed Jannik Sinner in spherical 4.

Jack Draper, the one British participant not drawn in the identical quarter because the irrepressible Spaniard, begins in opposition to Romania’s Radu Albot.

The draw additionally raises the prospect of Alcaraz renewing his quarter-final rivalry with Sinner, one 12 months on from their epic final eight conflict that lasted greater than 5 hours and ended shortly earlier than 3am.

Reigning ladies’s champion Iga Swiatek begins in opposition to Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson and will face a quarter-final assembly with sixth seed Coco Gauff.

Gauff – who’s more likely to have to barter surging 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva in spherical two – beat Switek for the primary time in eight makes an attempt in Cincinnati final week.

Caroline Wozniacki will face a qualifier as she makes her return after a three-year retirement and will meet former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in spherical two.

British primary Katie Boulter begins in opposition to Diane Parry of France, and will meet one other French participant, seventh seed Caroline Garcia, in spherical two.

Boulter misplaced within the first spherical of her solely earlier most important draw look in 2021, however is having fun with a superb season together with a run to the third spherical of Wimbledon.

Jodie Burrage will make her US Open draw debut in opposition to Anna Blinkova, with a second spherical assembly with second seed Aryna Sabalenka the probably prize.

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