Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic could face Roger Federer in the semifinals and Rafael Nadal in the final under the US Open draw unveiled Thursday at Flushing Meadows.
Djokovic, who defeated Federer last month in an epic Wimbledon final for his 16th Grand Slam crown, had the 20-time Grand Slam champion and third seed dropped into his half of the draw.
Djokovic said, “The finals against Roger in Wimbledon was probably top-two in the most exciting matches I’ve ever been a part of…It took me some time… to get back on track.”
The other match cited by the 32-year-old Serbian star was his five-set victory over Nadal in the 2012 Australian Open final.
Djokovic is 26-22 all-time against Federer and 28-26 for his career against Nadal in matches among the Big Three.
Federer and Nadal, who have never played at the US Open, could only meet in the final.