Andy Murray
Murray will be hoping to win his first Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows [Reuters]

Third seed Andy Murray has been scheduled to play Alex Bogomolov Jr in the first round of the US Open which begins next Monday.

The Olympic gold medallist is seemingly in the form of his life after beating Roger Federer in the final and he may well have the opportunity to face him again at Flushing Meadows.

This time the pair would meet at the semi-final stage as after they were drawn in the same side of the draw.

Murray will first have to get past Russian number 73 seed Bogomolov who last year caused a huge upset when he beat the Scot in the Miami Open 6-1 7-5.

Second seed Novak Djokovic will face Italy's Paulo Lorenzi, while David Ferrer, who is the fourth seed in the absence of compatriot Rafa Nadal, will play South African Kevin Anderson.

British hopes in the tournament are also boosted this year by the fact Laura Robson has qualified through her ranking position for the first time at a Grand Slam and she will play against a qualifier.

She is joined in the draw by Heather Watson and Anne Keothavong who were both handed tough first round assignments.

Watson will face ninth seed and former French Open champion Li Na, while Keothavong has an equally tough task against sixth seed Angelique Kerber of Germany.

Meanwhile world number one Victoria Azarenka will get her US Open under way against Alexandra Panova, while second seed Agnieskza Radwanska will take on Nina Bratchikova of Russia.

Third seed and 2006 champion Maria Sharapova will take on Melinda Czinik of Hungary, with Serena Williams facing fellow American Coco Vandeweghe.