Djokovic Seeded Top Men’s Singles At 2015 US Open

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The USTA 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. The US Open Men’s Singles Championship is presented by Mercedes-Benz.

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 Thursday, August 27, at 11:30 a.m. ET at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The draw will air live on ESPN3 and WatchESPN and Defending US Open champions Serena Williams and Marin Cilic will make an appearance at the event.

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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