1. Novak Djokovic
2013 Record: 44-8
Grand Slam Record: 152-29
U.S. Open Record: 39-7
U.S. Open Best Result: W (2011)
Fast Fact: With Federer’s 2R loss at Wimbledon, Djokovic holds the active streaks for consecutive Grand Slam QFs (17) and SFs (13); both streaks rank 2nd all time behind Federer.
2. Rafael Nadal
2013 Record: 53-3
Grand Slam Record: 164-23
U.S. Open Record: 34-8
U.S. Open Best Result: W (2010)
Fast Fact: Nadal on course for history? In the Open era, the fewest losses in a season was three (McEnroe, 82-3 in 1984), two players have had four losses (Connors, 93-4 in 1974, Federer, 81-4 in 2005).
3. Andy Murray
2013 Record: 37-7
Grand Slam Record: 113-28
U.S. Open Record: 29-7
U.S. Open Best Result: W (2012)
Fast Fact: Murray has reached the finals in the last four Grand Slam events he has entered (Wimbledon 2012, U.S. Open 2012, Australian Open 2013, Wimbledon 2013).
4. David Ferrer
2013 Record: 42-14
Grand Slam Record: 107-43
U.S. Open Record: 23-10
U.S. Open Best Result: SF (2007, ’12)
Fast Fact: Ferrer has defeated only one Top Ten player in 2013 (Tsonga, French Open SF).
5. Tomas Berdych
2013 Record: 40-16
Grand Slam Record: 85-40
U.S. Open Record: 21-10
U.S. Open Best Result: SF (2012)
Fast Fact: Berdych has more wins against the Big Four (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray) than any other active player (17 wins).
6. Juan Martin Del Potro
2013 Record: 34-11
Grand Slam Record: 61-24
U.S. Open Record: 18-5
U.S. Open Best Result: W (2009)
Fast Fact: Del Potro’s semifinal at Wimbledon was his first Grand Slam semifinal since winning the U.S. Open title in 2009; he had gone 10 consecutive Grand Slams without reaching the semis.
7. Roger Federer
2013 Record: 32-11
Grand Slam Record: 257-40
U.S. Open Record: 64-8
U.S. Open Best Result: W (2004 – ’08)
Fast Fact: The U.S. Open will be the 56th consecutive Grand Slam for Federer, tying the record held by Wayne Ferreira.
8. Richard Gasquet
2013 Record: 34-14
Grand Slam Record: 62-35
U.S. Open Record: 14-7
U.S. Open Best Result: 4R (2005-’06, ’10, ’12)
Fast Fact: Gasquet will be the highest seeded Frenchman at a Grand Slam event for the first time since the 2008 U.S. Open.
9. Stanislas Wawrinka
2013 Record: 36-15
Grand Slam Record: 64-34
U.S. Open Record: 18-8
U.S. Open Best Result: QF (2010)
Fast Fact: Wawrinka has a 1-12 record vs. Top Five players at Grand Slams; his only Top Five win was at the U.S. Open (def. No. 4 Murray, 2010).
10. Milos Raonic
2013 Record: 29-15
Grand Slam Record: 18-11
U.S. Open Record: 3-2
U.S. Open Best Result: 4R (2012)
Fast Fact: Entering the 2013 U.S. Open, Raonic is one of only five players with a career high Top Ten ranking who has never rached the QFs of a Grand Slam event (Aguiliera, Carlsson, Massu, and Srichiphan).
11. Kei Nishikori
2013 Record: 27-4
Grand Slam Record: 25-16
U.S. Open Record: 7-4
U.S. Open Best Result: 4R (2009)
Fast Fact: Nishikori’s last Grand Slam match, a 5-set loss to Andreas Seppi at Wimbledon, was his first 5-set loss in over five years (April 2008).
12. Tommy Haas
2013 Record: 39-17
Grand Slam Record: 102-52
U.S. Open Record: 32-15
U.S. Open Best Result: QF (2004, ’06-’07)
Fast Fact: This is Haas’ 16th U.S. Open appearance; he trails only Connors (22), Agassi (21), and Chang (17) in total appearances among men at the event.
13. John Isner
2013 Record: 32-19
Grand Slam Record: 28-21
U.S. Open Record: 13-6
U.S. Open Best Result: QF (2011)
Fast Fact: Isner has won 32 matches over the first 33 weeks of 2013, but half of those wins (16) have come in the last six weeks.
14. Jerry Janowicz
2013 Record: 23-16
Grand Slam Record: 11-5
U.S. Open Record: 0-1
U.S. Open Best Result: 1R (2012)
Fast Fact: Janowicz’s only match at the U.S. Open was a loss to an 18-year-old American wild card, Dennis Novikov, with a four digit ranking.
15. Nicolas Almagro
2013 Record: 32-17
Grand Slam Record: 56-30
U.S. Open Record: 12-8
U.S. Open Best Result: 4R (2012)
Fast Fact: in the last four years, Almagro has compiled a 7-4 record at the U.S. Open, but it’s been a struggle; he’s 21-21 in sets won/lost over that span.