Djokovic gets top seed for U.S. Open

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 23:47

New York: Serbia`s world number one Novak Djokovic was named on Wednesday, as expected, as the top seed for the Aug. 29-Sept. 11 U.S. Open.

It marked the first time Djokovic was seeded number one for the year`s final grand slam.

Djokovic has never won the U.S. Open but has been in great form this year, losing just two matches all season and winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
Defending U.S. Open champion Rafa Nadal was seeded second as tournament organizers stuck with their practice of following the official world rankings to decide the seedings.

Switzerland`s Roger Federer, a five-time U.S. Open winner, was seeded third, ahead of Britain`s Andy Murray, the only player in the top four yet to win a grand slam.
There were two other former champions among the 32 seeds. Argentina`s Juan Martin Del Potro, the 2009 winner, was listed 18th while American Andy Roddick, the 2003 victor, was seeded 21st.

Bureau Report

Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.

First Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 23:47

More from zeenews

comments powered by Disqus