US Open mens singles draw announced

The mens singles draw for the US Open have been announced.Murray is seeded number 19 and has been drawn in the same quarter as the likes of Marcos Baghdatis, James Blake, Nikolai Davydenko and Tommy Haas.  However with a small strike of luck, Murray has been drawn against an unknown qualifier in the first round.  His draw is as follows:

  1. Qualifier
  2. Bjorkman (expected)
  3. Canas (expected)

Tim Henmans draw is a bit more difficult though.  He has been paired with 27th seed Dmitry Tursunov in the first round.  This will prove to be a tough match for the former British no. 1.

The world number 1, Roger Federer, defending champion who is hoping to win for the fourth consecutive year looks like he is going to have an easy time of it for the first few rounds at least.  He has been drawn against a qualifier in the first round, and may face a second qualifier in round 2.  Talk about favouritism…