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Rafael Nadal won the US Open in 2013Getty

Andy Murray will meet Robin Haase in the first round of the US Open in New York.

British number one Murray, who was seeded eighth after defending champion Rafael Nadal withdrew from the competition through injury, will play Dutchman Haase on Monday.

The Brit has been drawn in the same quarter as Novak Djokovic and will meet the world number one in the final eight at Flushing Meadows if he can improve on his disappointing quarter-final elimination at Wimbledon in July.

Murray previously met Haase, who sits 70th in the ATP rankings, in New York in 2011 where the 27-year-old was pushed to the limit by his Dutch opponent who opened up a two-set lead before Murray won the contest in five.

A tricky meeting with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga awaits 2012 champion Murray in the fourth round, should he progress.

Djokovic, meanwhile, opens against Argentine Diego Sebastian Schwartzman as he aims to reach his fifth final in a row while five-time champion Roger Federer will begin his campaign against 29-year-old Marinko Matosevic.

Federer drew Grigor Dimitrov, the man who ended Murray's quest to defend his title at SW19 at the quarter-final stage, in his quarter.

Other possible matches in the final eight could see Tomas Berdych clash with David Ferrer, while Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka could meet Milos Raonic at the same stage.

The draw ensured Djokovic, who defeated Federer to clinch his second Wimbledon crown in July, can only meet the Swiss if the two reach the final at Flushing Meadows.

The US Open will get under way on Monday 25 August.