The only Big Three present at the US Open 2020, in the New York bubble of Flushing Meadows, will be Novak Djokovic, who leads the seeding and the top-half. After a theoretically easy first week, with Dzumhur, one between Bublik and Edmund and a hypothetical third round against Struff, Nole could meet John Isner in the fourth round.
In the quarter-finals the world number 1 could contend with Denis Shapovalov, while Nole's hypothetical semifinal should be with Stefanos Tsitsipas or Alexander Zverev.
Interesting the first round between Tsitsipas and Kevin Anderson, which could reserve some surprises.
Moving on to bottom-half, seed number 2 Dominic Thiem should have an easy time until the third round, where Australian Open finalist is likely to find himself up against 2014 champion Marin Cilic. Thiem's hypothetical eighth is against Felix Auger-Aliassime, while the Austrian's quarterfinal opponent will come out of one of the most interesting areas of the main draw, including tennis players of the caliber of Karen Khachanov, Jannik Sinner, Roberto Bautista, Alex De Minaur and Milos Raonic.
In the semifinal, theoretically, Thiem would find the outgoing finalist Daniil Medvedev: the Russian could meet Grigor Dimitrov and Matteo Berrettini, respectively in the third and fourth rounds. The Italian, number 6 of the seeding, will face the Japanese Soeda, before a second round against one between Humbert and Sugita.
Matteo's first week would end with one of Ruud, Bedene, McDonald or Ruusuvuor, while the opponent in the fourth round should be Andrey Rublev. In the bottom-hald also Andy Murray. The Scotsman could be the real surprise of the tournament.
should he find the right physical shape could put anyone in trouble with his experience.
The Women's singles draw
In the top half, seeded number 1 Karolina Pliskova could find herself up against tough Caroline Garcia, before a possible fourth round against Angelique Kerber.
The most accredited candidate for access to the final seems to be Naomi Osaka, who after the match against Misaki Doi, could meet Petra Kvitova in the quarter-finals (revival of the last act of the Australian Open 2019), but the Czech will have to get out of a difficult area of the scoreboard that could challenge them, in the second round, Dayana Yastremska.
In the bottom-half Engaged in the lower part of the board, the one chaired by the number 2 and Melbourne champion Sofia Kenin, Serena Williams is expected for a theoretically very easy first week, with Ahn in the first round, one between Gasparyan and Puig in the second and probably Sloane Stephens in the third round.
Hypothetical super challenge in the quarter-finals against Garbine Muguruza. In the semifinals, as mentioned, Serena should meet Kenin or the outsider Elise Mertens. Out Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Gael Monfils, Fabio Fognini, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Jarry, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina, Andreescu, Kiki Bertens, Belinda Bencic, Wang Qiang, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Saisai Zheng, Julia Goerges, Barbora Strycova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Fiona Ferro, Lin Zhu and Yafan Wang.