Former Champion Andy Murray Leads Men’s List of 2020 US Open Wildcards
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2020 – The USTA announced that 2012 US Open champion Andy Murray and Americans Ulises Blanch, Maxime Cressy, Sebastian Korda, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Michael Mmoh, Brandon Nakashima and JJ Wolf will receive singles main draw wild card entries into the 2020 US Open, to be played August 31-September 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
Murray, 33, is ranked No. 129 and will be playing his first US Open since 2018. The former world No. 1 from Great Britain has won three major singles titles and 46 ATP titles and has come back from multiple hip surgeries in 2018-19. He won his first major singles title at the 2012 US Open and also reached the final in 2008.
Blanch, 22, of Orlando, Fla., is ranked No. 242. He won his second career ATP Challenger singles title in Ann Arbor, Mich., in January and went 17-6 in singles in early 2020, including a victory over former world No. 32 Pablo Andujar.
Cressy, 23, of Los Angeles, is ranked No. 164. He reached two ATP Challenger singles finals in February, winning the title in Drummondville. He played four years at UCLA and was an NCAA doubles champion and a singles and doubles All-American as a senior in 2019.
Korda, 20, of Bradenton, Fla., is ranked No. 224. He won 41 pro matches and reached two ATP Challenger finals in 2019. He is a former world junior No. 1 and won the 2018 Australian Open boys’ singles title. His father, Petr, won the 1998 Australian Open men’s singles title.
Kwiatkowski, 25, of Charlotte, N.C., is ranked No. 183 and won his first career ATP Challenger singles title in February at Newport Beach. He was a three-time All-American and won three NCAA team championships at the University of Virginia, also winning the NCAA singles title as a senior in 2017.
Mmoh, 22, of Bradenton, Fla., is ranked No. 182. A former Top-100 player, Mmoh won his fifth career ATP Challenger singles title in 2019. He is a former world junior No. 2 and won the USTA Boys’ 18s national title in 2016.
Nakashima, 19, of San Diego, is ranked No. 220, rising more than 500 spots in the rankings in the last eight months. He was the ACC Rookie of the Year at the University of Virginia in 2019 before turning pro following his freshman season and reached the quarterfinals at the Delray Beach Open ATP 250 in February.
Wolf, 21, of Cincinnati, is ranked No. 144. He went 15-3 in singles in early 2020, winning two ATP Challenger singles titles. He starred for Ohio State for three seasons, earning All-America and Big Ten Player of the Year honors as a junior in 2019.