Tricky Draw for Murray Sees Price Change at the US Open

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In Awe of the Draw In truth the Serbian world number one should enjoy an easy passage to the quarter-finals at least, with David Goffin – who was a break of serve up in the deciding set of their recent match at the Cincinnati Masters – the only major obstacle in the last 32. The good news for Andy Murray is that his encounter with Kyrgios should set him up nicely for a last 32 match against the huge-serving South African Kevin Anderson, and if the Scot comes through that he could meet Stan Wawrinka in the quarters. The gods truly weren’t smiling on Murray with that draw. Elsewhere, Roger Federer will have been pleased with his placing in the draw, with an early match against either John Isner or Ivo Karlovic the only cause for concern on these ultra-fast hard courts of Flushing Meadows. And there’s added intrigue in that Rafael Nadal has been drawn in Djokovic’s half, which means that the pair could meet in the last 16 stage of the competition in a repeat of the 2010, 2011 and 2013 finals. Keep an eye on last year’s beaten finalist Kei Nishikori too. He has reached the final of two hard court events in the past month, and has a favourable draw here. If he can overcome Djokovic in the quarter final – as he did last year – then the Japanese star’s price of 21.00 looks exceptional value. by Craig Simpkin]]>