US Open 2016 – Where the seeds may fall

By Ros Satar

  • The USTA announced the seedings for the 2016 US Open
  • The seeds follow the current rankings
  • Andy Murray is seeded #2 and Johanna Konta receives her highest Slam seeding to date at #13
NEW YORK, USA – The US Open seedings have been announced and while there are no surprises with Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams as top seeds, with Andy Murray and Johanna Konta seeded Brits.

 

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After the grass court code used for the men’s seedings for Wimbledon, we are back at the usual rankings for the seedings.

 

The Seeds

[1] Novak Djokovic Serena Williams

 

Top seeds and opposite from the No. 2 seeds.

Will face players seeded 25-32 in the third round, 13-16 in the fourth round and 5-8 in the quarter-finals.

 

[2] Andy Murray Angelique Kerber

 

Occupies the bottom place in the draw, opposite from the top seeds.

Will face players seeded 25-32 in the third round, 13-16 in the fourth round and 5-8 in the quarter-finals.

 

[3] Stan Wawrinka Garbiñe Muguruza
[4] Rafael Nadal Agnieszka Radwanska

 

Will face players seeded 25-32 in the third round, 13-16 in the fourth round and 5-8 in the quarter-finals.

 

 

[5] Milos Raonic Simona Halep
[6] Kei Nishikori Venus Williams
[7] Marin Cilic Roberta Vinca
[8] Dominic Thiem Madison Keys

 

Will face players seeded 25-32 in the third round, 9-12 in the fourth round and 1-4 in the quarter-finals.

 

 

[9] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Svetlana Kuznetsova
[10] Gael Monfils Karolina Pliskova
[11] David Ferrer Carla Suarez Navarro
[12] David Goffin Dominika Cibulkova

 

Will face players seeded 17-24 in the third round and 5-8 in the fourth round.

 

 

[13] Richard Gasquet Johanna Konta
[14] Nick Kyrgios Petra Kvitova
[15] Roberto Bautista Agut Timea Bacsinszky
[16] Feliciano Lopez Samantha Stosur

 

Will face players seeded 17-24 in the third round and 1-4 in the fourth round.

 

[17] Bernard Tomic Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
[18] Pablo Cuevas Barbora Strycova
[19] Steve Johnson Elena Vesnina
[20] John Isner Kiki Bertens
[21] Ivo Karlovic Irina-Camelia Begu
[22] Grigor Dimitrov Elina Svitolina
[23] Kevin Anderson Daria Kasatkina
[24] Lucas Pouille Sloane Stephens

 

Will face players seeded 9-16 in the third round.

 

 

[25] Philipp Kohlschreiber Belinda Bencic
[26] Jack Sock Caroline Garcia
[27] Alexander Zverev Laura Siegemund
[28] Martin Klizan Sara Errani
[29] Sam Querrey CoCo Vandeweghe
[30] Gilles Simon Ana Ivanovic
[31] Albert Ramos-Vinolas Misaki Doi
[32] Benoit Paire Timea Babos

 

Will face players seeded 1-8 in the third round.

 

 

What this means

 

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Men’s Singles

Defending champion Djokovic has been looking a little vulnerable of late, losing in the third round of Wimbledon, losing in the first round of the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis singles, and even skipping the Cincinnati Masters (the only Masters he has yet to win).

Murray will bid to make his fourth straight Slam final, and will want to snare this one having lost the Australian Open and French Open to Djokovic, before beating Milos Raonic for his second Wimbledon title.

 

Women’s Singles

Williams’ Olympics was no less harsh with a withdrawal in Montreal with a shoulder inflammation, a third round exit at the Olympics and withdrawing from Cincinnati with the same shoulder issue.

The spotlight will be shining of the world’s No. 1’s – especially Williams who will be battling to keep the top spot in New York.

Kerber is front and centre in the race for the top spot, but French Open champion Muguruza and fourth seed Radwanska are also in the running. For all the WTA No. 1 scenarios, check out this great article from WTATennis.com

 

The US Open 2016 starts on 29 August.

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