NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08: A ball person holds tennis balls during day ten of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
The draws for the U.S. Open were announced Thursday.
The draw for the 2012 U.S. Open was picked Thursday, and No. 1-ranked Roger Federer may need to beat both No. 3 Andy Murray and No. 2 Novak Djokovic to win his sixth crown in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Federer could face Murray, an opponent he's faced in both the finals of Wimbledon and the Olympics, in the semfinals and Djokovic, the defending champion, in the finals.
The two-week tournament will begin Monday starting at 11 a.m. ET.
Men's quarterfinal pairings could feature: Federer playing Tomas Berdych, Djokovic against Juan Martin del Potro, Andy Murray vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Ferrer vs. Janko Tipsarevic.
On the women's side, top-seeded Victoria Azarenka could face defending champion Sam Stosur in the quarterfinals; while Maria Sharapova might play Petra Kvitova, Serena Williams could meet Caroline Wozniacki, and Agnieszka Radwanska and Angelique Kerber could square off.
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