From the USTA -FLUSHING, N.Y., August 19, 2014 – The USTA announced today that world No. 1 and reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic,of Serbia, has been named the top seed in men’s singles at the 2014 US Open, and five-time US Open champion Roger Federer, of Switzerland, has been seeded No. 2. The 2014 US Open will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., August 25 – September 8. The US Open Men’s Singles Championship is presented by Mercedes-Benz.
Djokovic has reached the last four US Open men’s singles finals, winning the title in 2011, and won his seventh Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon this summer, and Federer, a 17-time major champion who pushed Djokovic to five sets in the Wimbledon final, are joined in the top four seeds by No. 3 Stanislas Wawrinka, of Switzerland, the 2014 Australian Open champion and No. 4 David Ferrer, of Spain. Great Britain’s Andy Murray, the 2012 US Open champion, is seeded eighth.
World No. 2 and reigning US Open champion Rafael Nadal, of Spain, withdrew from the US Open men’s singles tournament yesterday with a right wrist injury. 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, from Argentina, currently ranked No. 13, withdrew earlier, as did No. 23 Alexandr Dolgopolov, of Ukraine, No. 28 Nicolas Almagro, of Spain, and No. 34 Tommy Haas, of Germany.
Federer is seeded at the US Open for the 14th straight year, tying Ivan Lendl for the second longest streak in the Open Era behind only Jimmy Connors’ 18 consecutive years.
For 2014, the US Open followed the Emirates ATP Rankings released Monday to determine the men’s singles seeds. This is the 13th consecutive year that the US Open will seed 32 players in singles.
Djokovic, 27, is 39-6 this year and reclaimed the No. 1 ranking from Nadal in July following his Wimbledon victory. Federer, meanwhile, is ranked No. 3 and won his 22nd ATP Masters 1000 title last week at the Emirates Airline US Open Series’ Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
The singles draws for the 2014 US Open will be revealed live during an official draw ceremony on Thursday, August 21, at 12 p.m. ET at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The draw will be streamed live on USOpen.org. Defending US Open champion Serena Williams will make an appearance at the event.
2014 US Open Men’s Singles Seeds
1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
2. Roger Federer, Switzerland
3. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland
4. David Ferrer, Spain
5. Milos Raonic, Canada
6. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic
7. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria
8. Andy Murray, Great Britain
9. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France
10. Kei Nishikori, Japan
11. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia
12. Richard Gasquet, France
13. John Isner, United States
14. Marin Cilic, Croatia
15. Fabio Fognini, Italy
16. Tommy Robredo, Spain
17. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain
18. Kevin Anderson, South Africa
19. Feliciano Lopez, Spain
20. Gael Monfils, France
21. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia
22. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany
23. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina
24. Julien Benneteau, France
25. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia
26. Gilles Simon, France
27. Santiago Giraldo, Colombia
28. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain
29. Lukas Rosol, Czech Republic
30. Jeremy Chardy, France
31. Fernando Verdasco, Spain
32. Joao Sousa, Portugal