Published On: Fri, Aug 26th, 2016

U.S. Open draw sees Djokovic face Janowicz in first round

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The Associated Press

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NEW YORK – Top-ranked Novak Djokovic faces 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz in the first round of the U.S. Open.

Janowicz has been ranked has high as 14th but has struggled in recent years and missed much of this season because of injuries. He’s currently ranked 228th and used a protected ranking to get into the U.S. Open.

Friday’s draw set Djokovic and Rafael Nadal as potential semifinal opponents, while Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka are in the other half of the bracket.

Olympic silver medalist Juan Martin del Potro could face 19th-seeded American Steve Johnson in the second round. Ranked No. 142 because of three left wrist surgeries, the 2009 U.S. Open champ got in with a wild card.

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