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Friday / October 7.
  • Federer Named Top Seed at U.S. Open

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    Roger Federer, the reigning Wimbledon champion and five-time U.S. Open champion, was named the No. 1 seed at the 2012 U.S. Open Tuesday.

    The Open begins Aug. 27

    Federer, the world No. 1-ranked player and a 17-time Grand Slam champion, is followed by No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia, the defending U.S. Open champion; No. 3 Andy Murray of Great Britain, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and 2008 US Open runner-up; and No. 4 seed David Ferrer of Spain.

    Rafael Nadal, the world No. 3 and 2010 Open champ, will miss the Open with tendonitis in his knee.

    Federer, 31, is 56-7 this year leading up to the U.S. Open. He has won six titles in 2012, including three ATP World Tour Masters Series events, along with his seventh Wimbledon title. On Sunday, Federer beat Djokovic, 6-0, 7-6 (7) to win the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio.

    He broke Pete Sampras’ record of most weeks at No. 1 this year, surpassing Sampras’ record of 286 total weeks. Federer won the U.S. Open title from 2004-08. He is tied with Sampras and Jimmy Connors for five Open titles—the most  in the Open Era.

    John Isner will be the highest-seeded American at No. 9. 2003 US Open champion Andy Roddick is seeded No. 20, Mardy Fish is seeded No. 23, and Sam Querrey is seeded No. 27.

    The singles draws for the 2012 US Open will be revealed live during an official draw ceremony on Thursday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

    2012 US Open Men’s Singles Seeds:

    1.    Roger Federer, Switzerland

    2.    Novak Djokovic, Serbia

    3.    Andy Murray, Great Britain

    4.    David Ferrer, Spain

    5.    Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, France

    6.    Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic

    7.    Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentina

    8.    Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia

    9.    John Isner, United States

    10.  Juan Monaco, Argentina

    11.  Nicolas Almagro, Spain

    12.  Marin Cilic, Croatia

    13.  Richard Gasquet, France

    14.  Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine

    15.  Milos Raonic, Canada

    16.  Gilles Simon, France

    17.  Kei Nishikori, Japan

    18.  Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland

    19.  Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany

    20.  Andy Roddick, United States

    21.  Tommy Haas, Germany

    22.  Florian Mayer, Germany

    23.  Mardy Fish, United States

    24.  Marcel Granollers, Spain

    25.  Fernando Verdasco, Spain

    26.  Andreas Seppi, Italy

    27.  Sam Querrey, United States

    28.  Mikhail Youzhny, Russia

    29.  Viktor Troicki, Serbia

    30.  Feliciano Lopez, Spain

    31.  Julien Benneteau, France

    32.  Jeremy Chardy, France

    (USOpen.org contributed)



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.