MEN’s TOP 5
Djokovic who has been seeded top is on a dream run this year has lost only two matches and in the course claimed two grand slam titles. His excellent on-court performances made him the top-ranked player and he is the favorite to lift the final grand slam of the year.
Seeded second, Nadal is having a mixed season, winning his favorite French Open while losing in the final of Wimbledon. In addition he had fitness issues but nevertheless, he would be a strong contender to defend his title that he won for the first time in 2010.
Roger Federer last won a grand slam title in 2010 in Melbourne but this year he has failed to reach the finals in the three grand slams this year despite his excellent win-loss record this year. It seems he has lost the aura that made his opponents shudder but still you can’t count him out.
Andy Murray would be coming in the tournament with a certain momentum after winning his second Cincinnati title defeating the mighty Novak Djokovic in the final. Murray’s story is treading a similar path-coming agonizingly closer but failing to walk the last mile to glory.
Seeded fifth for the US Open, Ferrer’s best US Open appearance came in 2007 when he reached the semi-finals. Regarded as one of the best returner in men’s tennis, Ferrer has won two titles this year and reached the semi-finals of the Australian open.