Novak Djokovic could face Rafael Nadal in US Open quarter-finals

 World number one Novak Djokovic could meet eighth-seed Rafael Nadal in the US Open quarter-finals while Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka meet in another quarter-final under the US Open draw announced Thursday.

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 27, 2015, 21:54 PM IST
Novak Djokovic could face Rafael Nadal in US Open quarter-finals

Mew York: World number one Novak Djokovic could meet eighth-seed Rafael Nadal in the US Open quarter-finals while Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka meet in another quarter-final under the US Open draw announced Thursday.

Djokovic`s half of the draw also includes a potential semi-final against either fourth seed Kei Nishikori, last year`s US Open runner-up from Japan, or defending champion Marin Cilic.

The other half, paced by second seed Roger Federer, includes the Wawrinka-Murray possible last-eight meeting.

Federer could meet Czech Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals and might meet John Isner in the round of 16.

Former champion Murray was drawn to face controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios in the first round.

Kyrgios, 20, was handed a suspended ban and fine this week for his lurid verbal attack on Stan Wawrinka at the Montreal Masters.

World number 37 Kyrgios triggered widespread revulsion for his on-court taunt that fellow Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis had had a fling with WTA professional Donna Vekic, reportedly the girlfriend of Wawrinka.