We are now fixed. The draw for the final draw of the US Open fell this Thursday at 6 p.m. in France. A moment always awaited by the players and their staff but also for the fans. Arrived Monday in New York for the biggest meeting of his career, which players will stand in the way of Novak Djokovic , on his way to a 21st Grand Slam title? Which prints for the main outsiders of this edition Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas? And what about the many French people already qualified for the big picture?
US Open 2021 – Novak Djokovic sets foot in New York
Djokovic with Zverev
The biggest obstacle for Novak Djokovic on the road to a 21st Grand Slam is Alexander Zverev. Seeded No. 1 and No. 4, the two men could therefore face each other for the tenth time in the semi-finals. A very attractive poster on paper. But before that, the world No. 1 will have to stay on his guard. In his quarter table, we find the finalist of Wimbledon Matteo Berrettini but also Kei Nishikori . The Serbian will be able to take his marks in the first round against a qualifier. For the German, the biggest dangers are Pablo Carreno Busta and Denis Shapovalov . The world n ° 4 will start against Sam Querrey .
Heavy for Tsitsipas, Medvedev spared
On the other side, it is therefore a semi-final between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev that is expected. But the Greek will quickly have to enter his competition. Indeed, the finalist at Roland Garros will play for the first time against Andy Murray . He could then meet Cameron Norrie, Ugo Humbert, Félix Auger-Aliassime, Nick Kyrgios or even the Russian Andrey Rublev . For Medvedev , the path promises to be less complicated. The world’s biggest quarterback opponents are Casper Ruud , John Isner and Diego Schwartzman . Be careful though in the first round against Richard Gasquet.
Monfils, Humbert, Pair … the French
Two Blues are in Djokovic’s quarter of the table and they could meet in the second round. But the mission promises to be difficult since if Corentin Moutet will have a good chance against Stefano Travaglia, Jérémy Chardy will be measured from the start with the No. 6 seed Matteo Berrettini. Gaël Monfils for his part has a real card to play to go to the second week. The Parisian will start with Federico Coria and his biggest threat before the eighth is Jannik Sinner . If he succeeds, he should then rub shoulders with Zverev for a place in the quarterfinals. The latter could also come up against another Frenchman in the second round,Lucas Pouille . The Northerner will first have to win over Albert Ramos Vinolas .
In the second part, five will be with Tsitsipas and three with Medvedev . Benoit Paire, Ugo Humbert, Arthur Rinderknech, Pierre-Hugues Herbert , Adrian Mannarino , all are on the way to the Greek before the quarters. The only 100% French shock of the first round will be between Herbert and Mannarino. Pair will challenge Dusan Lajovic while Humbert will face a qualifier. If the latter two win, they will end up in the second round. For his first Grand Slam as a top 100, Rinderknech will face Miomir Kecmanovic . For the elders, no respite.Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will have a lot to do against Casper Ruud, Richard Gasquet will try to take the skin of world No. 2 and finally Gilles Simon will battle it out with Alejandro Davidovich Fokina .