23 Aug 2013

Nadal set to meet Federer in US Open quarters

9:25 am on 23 August 2013

Rafael Nadal could face Roger Federer in the US Open semi-finals and the top-ranked Novak Djokovic might meet Juan Martin Del Potro before a potential semi-final clash one against champion Andy Murray.

The seventh-seed Federer has been drawn into the same quarter as second seed Nadal.

The top-ranked potential semi-final rivals for either Spaniard Nadal or Swiss star Federer would be Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer or French eighth seed Richard Gasquet.

In the other half of the draw, Serbia's Djokovic, the reigning Australian Open champion and the 2011 US Open winner, has a tough path to the men's final that would include a last-eight matchup against Argentina's Del Potro.

Djokovic might then have a semi-final against defending champion and third seed Andy Murray of Britain just to reach the final, with Murray's highest-ranked opponent in his quarter being Czech fifth seed Tomas Berdych.

On the women's side, world number one and top seed Serena Williams could face eighth seed Angelique Kerber in the quarter-finals and either Polish third seed Agnieszka Radwanska or Chinese fifth seed Li Na in the semi-finals.

In the other half of the women's draw, second seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Czech seventh seed Petra Kvitova were drawn into the same quarter of the field with possible opponents in the semi-finals including Italian fourth seed Sara Errani, a 2012 US Open semi-finalist, and Danish sixth seed Caroline Wozniacki.