MASON, OH - AUGUST 19: Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the final of the Western & Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 19, 2012 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The 2012 U.S. Open draw was announced Thursday, and in the men's tournament No. 1-seeded Roger Federer will be in the same half as No. 3 Andy Murray, while No. 2 Novak Djokovic is on the opposite side of the bracket. The draw sets up a possible rematch in the semifinals between Federer and Murray, who both met in the Wimbledon finals and the Olympics gold medal match.
Meanwhile, Djokovic enters as the defending champion of the tournament, which begins Monday in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. at 11 a.m. ET.
Men's quarterfinal match-ups could feature: Federer against Tomas Berdych, Djokovic vs. Juan Martin del Potro, Andy Murray squaring off against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Ferrer paired against Janko Tipsarevic.
On the women's side, top-seeded Victoria Azarenka could face defending champion Sam Stosur in the quarterfinals; while Maria Sharapova could oppose Petra Kvitova, Serena Williams could meet Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska and Angelique Kerber could square off.
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