Roger will play his first match at the US Open 2009 against Devin Britton. The 18 year-old American is 1m93 tall and currently holds position 1364 in the world ranking. After that Roger could meet Germany's Simon Greul (ATP 64) or a qualifier. Later on, assuming that the seeded players proceed, he would play Lleyton Hewitt (31), Tommy Robredo (14) or James Blake (21), then Robin Söderling (12) or Nikolay Davydenko (8). Novak Djokovic (4) or Andy Roddick (5) would follow on the path to the semi-finals.
A sixth consecutive title would make Roger the first player, after Bill Tilden in the 1920s, to have achieved such a record!