Singles draws revealed for US Open 2023
Alexei Popyrin, Alex de Minaur and Daria Saville are among 12 Australians contesting the singles main draw at this year's US Open.
The US Open 2023 men’s and women’s singles draws are set.
Alex de Minaur, a US Open quarterfinalist in 2020, leads the Aussie charge in the men’s singles competition. The No.13 seed begins his campaign against a qualifier.
Alexei Popyrin, Australia’s No.2 man, has also been pitted against a qualifier.
Max Purcell and Chris O’Connell, two Sydney talents enjoying career-best seasons, will face-off in the opening round. This is the second consecutive year that O’Connell has drawn a fellow Australian in New York (he lost to James Duckworth in the first round at Flushing Meadows last year).
Aleksandar Vukic will face US Open 2020 finalist Alexander Zverev, while Jordan Thompson meets US Open 2021 quarterfinalist Botic van de Zandschulp.
|US Open 2023
Men’s singles, first round
| Alex de Minaur (AUS)||13||v||Qualifier|
|Alexei Popyrin (AUS)||40||v||Qualifier|
|Max Purcell (AUS)||47||v||Chris O’Connell (AUS)||68|
|Jordan Thompson (AUS)||50||v||Botic van de Zandschulp (NED)||55|
|Aleksandar Vukic (AUS)||51||v|| Alexander Zverev (GER)||12|
|Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)||77||v||Qualifier|
|Jason Kubler (AUS)||86||v||Matteo Arnaldi (ITA)||62|
|[WC] Rinky Hijikata (AUS)||111||v||Pavel Kotov||97|
Ajla Tomljanovic is making her competitive comeback in the women’s singles competition.
The 30-year-old Australian, who memorably defeated Serena Williams during a career-best quarterfinal run in New York last year, is set to contest her first match of the season.
Tomljanovic, who has been sidelined since undergoing knee surgery in January, has drawn Hungarian Panna Udvardy in the opening round.
Saville, winner of the US Open 2010 girls’ singles title, is also on the comeback from knee surgery. The 29-year-old Aussie returned to the tour in June and has used a protected ranking of No.54 to enter.
The former top-20 star begins her seventh US Open main-draw campaign against American wildcard Clervie Ngounoue, a 17-year-old who won the Wimbledon girls’ singles title earlier last month.
|US Open 2023
Women’s singles, first round
|Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS)||130||v||Panna Udvardy (HUN)||124|
|[WC] Storm Hunter (AUS)||167||v|| Karolina Muchova (CZE)||10|
|Daria Saville (AUS)||192||v||[WC] Clervie Ngounoue (USA)||531|
Several Australians are also still alive in the US Open 2023 qualifying competition, which concludes tomorrow.
The US Open is broadcast in Australia on the Nine Network and Stan Sport, with main-draw action beginning in New York on Monday (from 1am Tuesday AEST).
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