Roger could face two-time French Open runner-up Robin Söderling in the quarters. while his potential semifinal opponents could be third-seeded Novak Djokovic, sixth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko or ninth-seeded American favorite Andy Roddick. Djokovic lost to Roger in the 2007 final here, while Roddick captured his lone Grand Slam title here in New York seven years ago and lost to the amazing Roger in the 2006 final at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro will not participate in this year's US Open due to a wrist injury. Del Potro defeated Roger in the final of 2009.