US Open 2022: Draw throws up tough openers for Brits


The draw for the 2022 US Open singles occasions has thrown up a number of tough first spherical matches for the Brits – together with defending champion Emma Raducanu, who begins her title defence in opposition to world No.37 Alize Cornet.

The 19-year-old British star will tackle the previous world No.11 for the primary time in her profession, coming off the again of wins over Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka on the Western & Southern Open final week.

British No.2 Harriet Dart has additionally been dealt a tough opening conflict as she faces 10th seed Daria Kasatkina on Monday. Kasatkina comes into the US Open having gained the title in San Jose firstly of August however has suffered first spherical losses in every of her final two tournaments.

Draws

Women’s singles draw

  • Emma Raducanu (GBR) (world No.11, seeded No.11) vs Alize Cornet (FRA) (world No.37)
  • Harriet Dart (GBR) (world No.93) vs Daria Kasatkina (world No.10, seeded No.10)

Men’s singles draw

  • Cam Norrie (GBR) (world No.9, seeded No.7) vs Benoit Paire (FRA) (world No.164)
  • Dan Evans (GBR) (world No.22, seeded 20) vs Jiri Vesely (CZE, world No.68)
  • Andy Murray (GBR) (world No.49) vs Francisco Cerundolo (ARG) (world No.27)
  • Jack Draper (GBR) (world No.55) vs Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) (world No.44)
  • Kyle Edmund (GBR) (world No.655) vs Casper Ruud (NOR) (world No.7, seeded No.5)

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On the boys’s facet, Kyle Edmund continues his journey again from damage with a blockbuster match-up in opposition to world No.5 and French Open runner-up Casper Ruud. Edmund obtained his first win again on tour in Washington a couple of weeks in the past however might want to produce a few of his finest tennis to get previous the Norwegian.

2012 champion Andy Murray should battle his well past 24th seed Francisco Cerundolo, one 12 months on from the Brits five-set epic in opposition to Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Meanwhile, seventh seed and Wimbledon semi-finalist Cam Norrie will start his marketing campaign in opposition to France’s Benoit Paire. Fresh off a semi-final look in Canada, Dan Evans will tackle Jiri Vesely in his first match in Flushing Meadows.

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Finally, rising star Jack Draper will face a problem in opposition to world No.44 Emil Ruusuvuori. Draper has dazzled within the arduous courtroom swing, reaching his first Masters quarter-final in Montreal earlier than a quarter-final place on the Winston-Salem Open this week as week.

Currently nonetheless within the final rounds of qualifying – Heather Watson and Paul Jubb are only one match away from becoming a member of the remainder of the Brits in the principle draw.

Women’s draw

Men’s draw

Doubles, juniors and wheelchair attracts are set to happen within the coming days.

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