NEW YORK – World number ones and title holders Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka have been named the top seeds for the US Open, which starts on Monday in New York.
Three-times US Open champion Djokovic, who comes into the tournament having won his fifth Wimbledon title, is followed in the seedings by 2017 winner Rafael Nadal.
Roger Federer will begin his quest for a 21st Grand Slam crown as the third seed.
He is followed by Austrian Dominic Thiem, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev and Germany’s Alexander Zverev.
Former champions in the list of 32 men’s seeds also include Marin Cilic (2014) of Croatia, who is 22nd, and Stan Wawrinka (2016) of Switzerland, who is 23rd.