The 21-year-old Wimbledon quarter-finalist has avoided an early date with any of the leading players when the event starts at Stone Mountain on Tuesday.
But if he battles his way through to the quarter-finals, the Oxford player will probably face the top-seeded American Andre Agassi, who faces Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman in the first round. Britain's other representative in the men's event, Greg Rusedski, takes on Javier Frana of Argentina.
Clare Wood of Brighton, the only Briton in the women's singles, has a tough-looking first round match with Italy's Silvia Farina.
Monica Seles, the top seed in the women's event following the withdrawal of Steffi Graf, faces the Chinese player Li Chen in the first round.
American attempts to draft Todd Martin into their Olympic tennis squad have ended in failure, forcing the doubles specialist Richey Reneberg to fill the gap left by the injured world No 1 Pete Sampras.Reuse content