of Russia will be aiming to make a run at the US Open in Flushing Meadows New York this summer.
In 2006 Youzhny reached a Grand Slam Semi Final for the 1st time in his career when he defeated the world number 1 Rafael Nadal in 4 sets, in the Semi Final the Russian then lost in 4 sets to the home favourite Andy Roddick.
Roddick however was defeated in 4 sets by the then world number 1 Roger Federer.
Federer is 5 time US Open Champion and he last won the title in 2008 when he beat Andy Murray in the final in straight sets 6-2 7-5 6-2.
Last year however Federer lost in 5 sets to Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina 3-6 7-6 4-6 7-6 6-2, it was a 1st US Open title for Del Potro and also a 1st Grand Slam title for the Argentine.