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Monday / August 8.
  • Djokovic, Federer Headline Six Grand Slam Champions Seeded in Top 10 at US Open

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    FedThe USTA today announced that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and five-time US Open champion Roger Federer have been named the top two seeds, respectively, in men’s singles at the 2015 US Open, headlining five US Open and six Grand Slam champions to earn Top-10 seeds.

    The 2015 US Open will be played August 31 to September 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

    In addition to Djokovic (2011) and Federer (2004-08), former US Open champions Andy Murray (2012), Rafael Nadal (2010, 13) and Marin Cilic (2014) are all seeded in the Top 10 – Murray at No. 3, Nadal at No. 8 and Cilic at No. 9. Kei Nishikori, a US Open finalist last year, is seeded fourth. Reigning French Open champion Stan Wawrinka is seeded fifth.

    Djokovic, 28, is 56-5 this year and won his eighth and ninth Grand Slam singles titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, respectively. Federer, the 17-time major champion, regained the world No. 2 ranking this week after defeating Djokovic to win the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati for the seventh time. Murray comes into the US Open as the Emirates Airline US Open Series men’s champion and will attempt to set a record for the largest payout in tennis history– $4.3 million ($3.3 million for winning the US Open and a $1 million bonus for winning the US Open as Emirates Airline US Open Series champion).

    Federer is seeded at the US Open for the 15th straight year, surpassing Ivan Lendl for second longest streak in the Open Era, trailing only Jimmy Connors’ 18 consecutive years.

    For 2015, the US Open followed the Emirates ATP Rankings released Monday to determine the men’s singles seeds. This is the 15th consecutive year that the US Open will seed 32 players in singles.

    The singles draws for the 2015 US Open will be revealed live during an official draw ceremony on Thursda at 11:30 a.m.

    2015 US Open Men’s Singles Seeds

    1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia

    2. Roger Federer, Switzerland

    3. Andy Murray, Great Britain

    4. Kei Nishikori, Japan

    5. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland

    6. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic

    7. David Ferrer, Spain

    8. Rafael Nadal, Spain

    9. Marin Cilic, Croatia

    10. Milos Raonic, Canada

    11. Gilles Simon, France

    12. Richard Gasquet, France

    13. John Isner, United States

    14. David Goffin, Belgium

    15. Kevin Anderson, South Africa

    16. Gael Monfils, France

    17. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria

    18. Feliciano Lopez, Spain

    19. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France

    20. Dominic Thiem, Austria

    21. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia

    22. Viktor Troicki, Serbia

    23. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain

    24. Bernard Tomic, Australia

    25. Andreas Seppi, Italy

    26. Tommy Robredo, Spain

    27. Jeremy Chardy, France

    28. Jack Sock, United States

    29. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany

    30. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil

    31. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain

    32. Fabio Fognini, Italy



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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.