US OPEN Men's Draw Brackett Released with Top Ranked # Novak Djokovic facing Jersey Janowics in the First Round of US Open 2016 !
NEW YORK(SMI-WIRE,08.26.16)The USTA and the US Open 2016 held it's annual draw to set-up the bracket of players in the women and men's singles competition of the upcoming 2016 US Open @ Flushing Meadows NYC.
World ranked #1, Novak DJocovic was matched with Jerzy Janowicks (Poland) , while Serena Williams was paired-up with Ekaterina Makarova (Russia ) ranked #36 will meet in the first round of the US OPEN 2016.
Find bellow the men's brackett for the upcoming US Open Men's Singles :
1. DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB  2. JANOWICZ,
Martin SVK  9. ISNER, John USA 
16. GASQUET, Richard FRA  17. TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA 
23. NISHIOKA, Yoshihito JPN 24. ANDERSON, Kevin RSA  25. SOCK, Jack USA 
32. CILIC, Marin CRO  33. NADAL, Rafael ESP 
40. RAMOS-VINOLAS, Albert ESP  41. POUILLE, Lucas FRA 
48. BAUTISTA AGUT, Roberto ESP  49. MONFILS, Gael FRA 
56. CUEVAS, Pablo URU  57. PAIRE, Benoit FRA 
64. RAONIC, Milos CAN  65. THIEM, Dominic AUT 
72. QUERREY, Sam USA  73. JOHNSON, Steve USA 
80. FERRER, David ESP  81. KYRGIOS, Nick AUS 
88. TOMIC, Bernard AUS  89. ZVEREV, Alexander GER 
96. WAWRINKA, Stan SUI  97. NISHIKORI, Kei JPN 
104. KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER  105. KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO 
112. GOFFIN, David BEL  113. LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP 
120. DIMITROV, Grigor BUL  121. SIMON, Gilles FRA 
128. MURRAY, Andy GBR 
Starlight Illustrated attended the Novak Djokovic's press conference after the Men's Draw
and this what he said at the press-conference @ USTA & US Open 2016 !
Question: Give us a bit more detail about the nature of your wrist complain, how it is now and
what impact, if any , it had earlier in the season, for instance , at the Wimbledon ?
Novak Djokovic:Well, the wrist hasn't been in ideal start for the past three and half weeks, but
I'm doing everything in my power with obviously the medical team to make sure that I'm as close to 100%
as possible during the course of this tournament , at least for the beginning of it.
It happened actually in Rio, just few days before the start pf the tournament. I did experience this for the first time in my career.Never had this particular wrist injury before.After undergoing certain treatments
I've gotten better.I'm just hoping that Monday when the tournament starts 'll be able to, as I said, get as close to the maximun of executing my backhand shot as possible.
Question:You mentioned the history books before.You come here with 12 majors; two more than Rafa and Pete; Federer at 17. How much are you aware of that and how much of is it a goal to try to get to 17 at some point ?
Novak Djokovic: Grand Slams are valued the most in our sports as a tournaments historically, so these are the tournaments where I want to do well and do my best.
I obviously had a phenomenal Grand Slam career that I'm very proud of and very grateful for.I'm 29 at the moment and believe that i'm at a peak as consistent and enduring as much as possible.Again, I'ts privilege to be mentioned alongside all the legends of the sport that have won 10+ Grand Slams and made
history books.I'm honored to actually play in the active tennis with two of them.For the last ten years I've played wth Roger and Rafa who are still out there.
You know, other than that, I can't say too much--can't add more because it wouldn't be fair towards the other players that are fighting for the same thing.
Question: What is your confidence level coming in here with everything that's happened this summer ?
Novak Djokovic: Well, confidence level is high, I guess. The fact that I've for the last couple years played on a very high, consistent level---and, I mean, other than loss in the Olympic Games and Wimbledon,
I've had a phenomenal season---definitely rank this season one of the best that I've had in career.So I don't feel like it has shaken me too much. I just hope to be healthy and to be enabled to play the way I wish to play in the US Open.That's why I'm here. Let's see how the tournament goes.