Andy Murray to meet Alex Bogomolov in US Open first round

Andy Murray

US Open

Flushing Meadows
27 August- 9 September
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Third seed Andy Murray will play Alex Bogomolov Jr in the first round of the US Open, which starts on Monday.

The Russian world number 73 beat Murray in 2011's Sony Ericsson Open, breaking serve seven times in a 6-1 7-5 victory.

Murray could face world number one and top seed Roger Federer in the semi-finals, after the pair were drawn in the same half of the draw.

In the women's tournament, Olympic mixed doubles silver medallist Laura Robson opens against a qualifier.

Robson, 18, could then face three-time US Open champion Kim Clijsters in the second round.

Clijsters, 29, will retire after the US Open, but the 2009 and 2010 champion is looking to continue a 21-match unbeaten run at Flushing Meadows after missing the 2011 tournament through injury.

Great Britain's Heather Watson and Anne Keothavong have been handed tough first round matches in the women's singles.

Watson will face 2011 French Open champion Li Na of China while Keothavong will play sixth seed Angelique Kerber of Germany.

World number one Victoria Azarenka is in the top half of the draw with Maria Sharapova, while Serena Williams joins Agnieszka Radwanska in the bottom half.

Federer, who hopes to become the first man in 87 years to win the US Open six times, will play Donald Young of the United States in the first round.

Young, 23, ended a 17-match ATP losing streak this week by beating Leonardo Mayer of Argentina in the Winston-Salem Open.

Federer currently has five Flushing Meadow wins, level with US legends Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors, although amateur Bill Tilden won for the sixth time in 1925, before finishing his career with a seventh US Open victory in 1929.

Number two seed Novak Djokovic opens against Italy's Paolo Lorenzi.

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