Federer and Nadal set for blockbuster US Open quarter-final clash

Roger Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam winner who is a winner of five consecutive US Open titles (2004 - 08) and a finalist in 2009, was drawn into the same quarter as second seed Nadal, a 12-time major winner who completed a career Slam with his 2010 US Open title.

Federer and Nadal would meet for the 32nd time and it would be their earliest ever meeting at a Grand Slam championship.

The top-ranked potential semi-final rivals for either Swiss star Federer or Spaniard Nadal would be Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer or French eighth seed Richard Gasquet.

Federer would have some work in the early rounds as well.

The Basel native begins his campaign against Grega Zemlja. Santiago Giraldo or Argentina's Carlos Berlocq, awaiting in round two. The first seed he could meet would be No. 26 Sam Querrey in the third round. In the fourth round he would likely face 11th seeded Kei Nishikori, Bernard Tomic or Tommy Robredo.

Main draw play begins on Monday, 26 August in New York.

Date: 22nd August 2013


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