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Novak Djokovic has been to four US Open singles finals and won once. Al Behrman / AP Photo
Novak Djokovic has been to four US Open singles finals and won once. Al Behrman / AP Photo

Djokovic named top seed, Nadal second at US Open tennis

Murray, the defending champion, is third and five-time winner Federer drops to seventh for the season's final grand slam tournament.

Novak Djokovic has been named the top seed for the US Open with Rafael Nadal seeded second and Andy Murray, the defending champion, third.

The top seedings for the tournament, which begins next week, have stayed faithful to the latest world rankings, with Roger Federer seeded seventh after dropping two places.

It is the first time he has been seeded outside the top three at a grand slam tournament in the past decade. Federer, a five-time US Open champion, was the top seed last year.

Djokovic has reached the semi-finals of the US Open in each of the last six years, making the final four times and winning it all in 2011.

Djokovic was in last year's final, but lost in five sets to Murray, who became the first British player since 1977, and first British man since 1936, to win a grand slam tournament with the victory.

Tennis rankings

ATP

1 (1) Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 10,980 points

2 (3) Rafa Nadal (Spain) 8,860

3 (2) Andy Murray (Scotland) 8,700

4 (4) David Ferrer (Spain) 7,210

5 (6) Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 5,135

6 (7) Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina) 4,740

7 (5) Roger Federer (Switzerland) 4,695

8 (8) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 3,470

9 (11) Richard Gasquet (France) 2,625

10 (9) Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 2,610

WTA

1 (1) Serena Williams (United States) 12,260

2 (2) Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 9,505

3 (3) Maria Sharapova (Russia) 8,766

4 (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6,335

5 (6) Sara Errani (Italy) 5,125

6 (5) Li Na (China) 4,825

7 (7) Marion Bartoli (France) 4,365

8 (10) Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 3,490

9 (9) Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 3,440

10 (8) Angelique Kerber (Germany) 3,420

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