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Djokovic Named No. 1 Seed at U.S. Open; Federer No. 7
The USTA announced today that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the reigning Australian Open champion and the 2011 U.S. Open champion, has been named the top seed in men’s singles at the 2013 U.S. Open.
The 2013 U.S. Open will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., August 26 – September 9.
Djokovic, a six-time Grand Slam champion, will be followed by No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal of Spain, the reigning French Open champion and 2010 US Open champion; No. 3 seed Andy Murray of Great Britain, the defending U.S. Open champion and reigning Wimbledon champion; and No. 4 seedDavid Ferrer of Spain, a 2012 US Open semifinalist. Five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer — who on Monday dropped to No. 7 in the world — will be seeded at No. 7.
Djokovic, 26, is 44-8 this year leading up to the U.S. Open. He has reached the U.S. Open final every year since 2010, winning the title in 2011. Djokovic has held the No. 1 ranking for all of 2013.
John Isner will be the highest-seeded American at No. 13, followed by Sam Querrey at No. 26.
The singles draws for the 2013 U.S. Open will be revealed live during an official draw ceremony on Thursday at 12 p.m. ET at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The draw will be streamed live on USOpen.org.
2013 US Open Men’s Singles Seeds
1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
3. Andy Murray, Great Britain
4. David Ferrer, Spain
5. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic
6. Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentina
7. Roger Federer, Switzerland
8. Richard Gasquet, France
9. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland
10. Milos Raonic, Canada
11. Kei Nishikori, Japan
12. Tommy Haas, Germany
13. John Isner, United States
14. Jerzy Janowicz, Poland
15. Nicolas Almagro, Spain
16. Fabio Fognini, Italy
17. Kevin Anderson, South Africa
18. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia
19. Tommy Robredo, Spain
20. Andreas Seppi, Italy
21. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia
22. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany
23. Feliciano Lopez, Spain
24. Benoit Paire, France
25. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria
26. Sam Querrey, United States
27. Fernando Verdasco, Spain
28. Juan Monaco, Argentina
29. Jurgen Melzer, Austria
30. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia
31. Julien Benneteau, France
32. Dmitry Tursunov, Russia
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.