Djokovic and Carreño will debut on Tuesday; Muguruza, Monday

The top of the men's draw will start the competition on Tuesday; the drop, on Monday, the same as the lower side of the female, where the current champion, Osaka, goes.


Novak Djokovic, world number one and great favorite to become US Open champion and already accumulate 21 Grand Slam titles, will have a placid debut on Tuesday against the Danish Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune, 18 years old and 145th in the world, in the edition of this year. Since, as AS learned, the top of the men's team will start on the second day of competition. The drop, where the main candidate to beat the Serbian, Daniil Medvedev, will do so on Monday. While in the feminine, it will be exactly the same. The top side, which will play the ranking leader Ashleigh Barty, will start on Tuesday, and the bottom side, with reigning champion Naomi Osaka, on Monday.

As for the Spanish, Pablo Carreño will face the American Maxime Cressy, from the previous one (24th and 151st), on Tuesday, the same as Jaume Munar, who will face the Russian Aslan Karatsev, Albert Ramos, with the French Lucas Pouille , and Roberto Carballés, with the American Tommy Paul. On Monday they will start the competition Pedro Martínez, against the Australian James Duckworth, Roberto Bautista, against another Aussie, Nick Kyrgios, Feliciano López, in a fratricidal duel against Bernabé Zapata, Carlos Taberner, against the Dutch Botic van de Zandschulp, Alejandro Davidovich, against the Argentine Marco Trungelliti, Pablo Andújar against Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin and Carlos Alcaraz against British Cameron Norrie.

As for the Spanish, Garbiñe Muguruza will face the Croatian Donna Vekic on Monday, Carla Suárez, with the American Danielle Collins, and Rebeka Masarova against the Romanian Ana Bogdan. On Tuesday, Sara Sorribes, against the Czech Karolina Muchova, Paula Badosa, against the Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck, Nuria Parrizas, against the Russian Varvara Gracheva, and Cristina Bucsa, against the Swiss Jill Teichmann.

Murray-Tsitsipas and Keys-Stephens, on Monday

The two most interesting matches, a priori, of the first round, those that British Andy Murray will play in the men's draw against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, and the one that will face the women's Americans Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens, will take place on Monday's opening day.

US Open men's and women's draws.

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