US Open 2023: Breaking down the draw for Cam Norrie, Katie Boulter, Andy Murray and the rest of Great Britain’s stars
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The draws singles draws are out and we’re just days away now from the main draws getting underway at this year’s US Open.
Here’s your breakdown of who the Brits will face in the opening round and who they could be set to play if they continue to make it through.
US Open women’s singles
First round draws:
- Katie Boulter (GBR, world No.60) vs Diane Parry (FRA, world No.73)
- Jodie Burrage (GBR, world No.96) vs Anna Blinkova (world No.39)
Boulter and Burrage have both gained direct entry into the main draw for the first time this year, but will face difficult tests if they want to make it into the third round and beyond.
British No.1 kicks off her campaign against France’s Diane Parry. Boulter and Parry have only faced each other once in their careers, which came earlier this season in Indian Wells qualifying, where the Brit won 6-4, 6-2.
If Boulter gets through the second round at Flushing Meadows for the first time in her career, it’s likely she’ll play seventh seed and reigning WTA Finals champion, Caroline Garcia. British fans will remember that the two went head-to-head in a stunning Billie Jean King Cup qualifier this April, with the French star winning 6-7(2), 7-6(4), 7-6(2).
Burrage on the other hand starts with a tricky match against Blinova, who has made the third round at the last two Slams – including a win over home-favourite Garcia at Roland Garros. However, the British No.2 will be encouraged by the fact that Blinkova has never made it out of the first round in New York.
The matches won’t get any easier for Burrage – if she beats Blinkova, it’s likely she’ll face second seed and Australian Open champion, Aryna Sabalenka.
US Open men’s singles
First round draws:
- Cam Norrie (GBR, world No.14) vs Alexander Schevchenko (world No.84)
- Dan Evans (GBR, world No.28) vs Danial Elahi Galan (COL, world No.70)
- Andy Murray (GBR, world No.37) vs Corentin Moutet (FRA, world No.71)
- Jack Draper (GBR, world No.118) vs Radu Albot (MOL, world No.105)
Norrie, Evans and Murray have all been drawn in the top quarter of the draw at the US Open this year – the same quarter as world No.1 and reigning champion Carlos Alcaraz.
For British No.1, Norrie, the road to a career-best quarter-final at the US Open will see him potentially take on Schevchenko, followed by Thanasi Kokkinakis, Tallon Griekspoor and Alcaraz himself in the fourth round.
Meanwhile, Evans, who recently won the biggest title of his career at the Citi Open, could face the top seed as early as round three. After a first career meeting with Galan in the opening round, he would take on either Dutch star Botic van de Zandschlup or Australian Jordan Thompson in round two.
2012 champion Murray opens with a favourable draw against France’s Moutet, but if he can come through, the challenges only get tougher. Based on ranking, in the second round he’d play 19th seed Grigor Dimitrov, followed by 12th seed and former runner-up Alexander Zverev and then world No.6 Jannik Sinner in the fourth round
Draper returns to Grand Slam action after missing Wimbledon with injury, with a first round clash against 33-year-old Radu, who made the third round back in 2017. The second round could see Draper play 17th seed Hubert Hurkacz, in what would be a battle of the big-hitters.
The doubles draw is set to be announced this weekend, with the wheelchair and junior draws coming next week.
Check out all the draws via the link below: