Most important draw of 2021’s ultimate Grand Slam because of start on Monday
Toronto, Thursday August 26, 2021 — The official draw for the 2021 US Open was made on Thursday as Denis Shapovalov (Richmond Hill, ON), Félix Auger-Aliassime (Montreal, QC), Vasek Pospisil (Vernon, BC), Bianca Andreescu (Mississauga, ON) and Leylah Fernandez (Laval, QC) all realized of their first-round opponents in singles.
Shapovalov is the very best ranked Canadian within the males’s singles draw at No. 10 on the ATP Tour and would be the No. 7 seed for the event. His first opponent will probably be Federico Delbonis of Argentina within the opening spherical. This would be the pair’s first assembly of their careers. Ultimately yr’s US Open, Shapovalov claimed wins over two seeded gamers to achieve the quarter-finals, the place he was overwhelmed in 5 units by Pablo Carreno Busta. A win over Delbonis might see him face Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena within the subsequent spherical with a possible conflict towards Alexander Zverev within the quarter-finals.
No. 15-ranked Auger-Aliassime, in the meantime, will face a qualifier in his opening-round match. The 21-year-old from Montreal, who’s the event’s No. 12 seed, might face Spain’s Feliciano Lopez within the second spherical and probably both Roberto Bautista Agut or Nick Kyrgios in spherical three. Pospisil faces the robust job of Italy’s Fabio Fognini, who’s seeded No. 28, in his first-round match. The Canadian may very well be in line to face No. 6 seed Matteo Berrettini within the third spherical ought to he win his opening two encounters. Auger-Aliassime and Pospisil each reached the spherical of 16 in 2020.
Within the ladies’s singles draw, No. 6 seed Andreescu will tackle Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland within the first spherical. The 2019 US Open champion might face No. 27 seed Jelena Ostapenko in spherical three, No. 10 seed Petra Kvitova within the Spherical of 16 adopted by No. 4 seed Karolina Pliskova within the quarter-finals and World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty within the semis. Andreescu was unable to defend her title at Arthur Ashe Stadium in 2020 as she centered on her match health following a sustained interval out of motion because of harm.
Fernandez, ranked No. 72 on the WTA Tour, will start her US Open marketing campaign towards a qualifier with a possible match towards No. 31 seed Yulia Putinseva of Kazakhstan within the second spherical. Win that and the 18-year-old might face two-time US Open champion Naomi Osaka in spherical three. Final yr, Fernandez bowed out of the occasion within the second spherical when she misplaced to No. 2 seed Sofia Kenin of the US.
Canadian Rebecca Marino (Vancouver, BC) might be part of Andreescu and Fernandez in the principle draw with the 30-year-old needing simply two extra wins in qualifying. The doubles attracts for the 2021 US Open will probably be revealed the week of August 30.