World #1 Novak Djokovic Named 2011 US OPEN MEN'S TOP SEED
August 24, 2011Five Grand Slam Singles Champions Among the Seeded Players
Including Four Former US Open Champions
FLUSHING, N.Y., August 24, 2011 – The USTA announced today that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia, the reigning Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, has been named the top seed in men's singles at the 2011 US Open. The 2011 US Open will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., August 29 – September 11. The US Open Men's Singles Championship is presented by Mercedes-Benz USA.
Djokovic, a three-time Grand Slam champion who is seeking his first US Open title, is the No. 1 seed at the US Open for the first time. He will be followed by No. 2 Rafael Nadal of Spain, the defending US Open champion; No. 3 Roger Federer of Switzerland, a five-time US Open champion; and No. 4 Andy Murray of Great Britain, the 2008 US Open runner-up.
For 2011, the US Open followed the ATP World Tour rankings to determine the men's singles seeds. This is the tenth consecutive year that the US Open has seeded 32 players in both singles events.
Djokovic, 24, holds a 57-2 record leading up to this year's US Open. He has won nine titles this year, including five ATP World Tour Masters Series events, along with his second Australian Open and first Wimbledon titles. Djokovic is a two-time US Open runner-up; he lost to Nadal last year, and to Federer in 2007.
For the first time in his career, Mardy Fish will be the highest-seeded American at No. 8. 2003 US Open champion Andy Roddick is seeded No. 21 and John Isner is seeded No. 28.
The singles draws for the 2011 US Open will be revealed live during a one-hour special edition of SportsCenter on ESPN, Thursday, August 25 at 12 PM ET. Defending US Open men's champion Rafael Nadal will make an appearance from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
2011 US Open Men's Singles Seeds
1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
3. Roger Federer, Switzerland
4. Andy Murray, Great Britain
5. David Ferrer, Spain
6. Robin Soderling, Sweden
7. Gael Monfils, France
8. Mardy Fish, United States
9. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic
10. Nicolas Almagro, Spain
11. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France
12. Gilles Simon, France
13. Richard Gasquet, France
14. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland
15. Viktor Troicki, Serbia
16. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia
17. Jurgen Melzer, Austria
18. Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentina
19. Fernando Verdasco, Spain
20. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia
21. Andy Roddick, United States
22. Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine
23. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic
24. Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentina
25. Feliciano Lopez, Spain
26. Florian Mayer, Germany
27. Marin Cilic, Croatia
28. John Isner, United States
29. Michael Llodra, France
30. Ivan Ljubicic, Croatia
31. Marcel Granollers, Spain
32. Ivan Dodig, Croatia