US Open 2017 – Where the seeds may fall

 

By Ros Satar

  • The US Open seedings are based on the rankings on 21 August
  • With the absence of Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev joins the Big Three as the fourth seed.
  • We break down who is where and who they could face at SW19
NEW YORK, USA – It is all change at the top in time for the US Open, with Rafael Nadal and last year’s finalist Karolina Pliskova as the top seeds.

 

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After the science behind the grass court seedings of Wimbledon, we return to more surer ground of the seedings based on the current ATP and WTA Rankings on 21 August.

 

[1] Rafael Nadal Karolina Pliskova

Opposite from the No. 2 seed

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 Simona Halep

Occupies the bottom place in the draw, opposite from the World No. 1.

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

 

[3] Roger Federer Garbiñe Muguruza
[4] Alexander Zverev Elina Svitolina

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

 

[5] Marin Cilic Caroline Wozniacki
[6] Dominic Thiem Angelique Kerber
[7] Grigor Dimitrov Johanna Konta
[8] Jo-Wilfred Tsonga Svetlana Kuznetsova

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

 

[9] David Goffin Venus Williams
[10] John Isner Agnieszka Radwanska
[11] Roberto Bautista Agut Dominika Cibulkova
[12] Pablo Carreno Busta Jelena Ostapenko

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

 

[13] Jack Sock Petra Kvitova
[14] Nick Kyrgios Kristina Mladenovic
[15] Tomas Berdych Madison Keys
[16] Lucas Pouille Anastasija Sevastova

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

 

[17] Sam Querrey Elena Vesnina
[18] Gael Monfils Caroline Garcia
[19] Gilles Muller Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
[20] Albert Ramos Vinolas Coco Vandeweghe
[21] David Ferrer Ana Konjuh
[22] Fabio Fognini Peng Shuai
[23] Mischa Zverev Barbora Strycova
[24] Juan Martin Del Potro Kiki Bertens

Will face players seeded 9-16 in the third round

 

[25] Karen Khachanov Daria Gavrilova
[26] Richard Gasquet Anett Kontaveit
[27] Pablo Cuevas Zhang Shuai
[28] Kevin Anderson Lesia Tsurenko
[29] Diego Schwartzman Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
[30] Adrian Mannarino Julia Goerges
[31] Feliciano Lopez Magdalena Rybarikova
[32] Robin Haase Lauren Davis

Will face seeded 1-8 in the third round.

 

Men’s Singles

Rafael Nadal Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati 2017

Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock | Rafael Nadal 2017

Rafael Nadal takes up the top spot, with Andy Murray the No. 2 seed, and while Roger Federer’s resurgence was outstanding in the early part of the year, the back injury he sustained in Montreal could leave him high and dry in New York.

For a long while now we have wondered who would be able to break up the established Big Four, maybe even Big Five if you include Stan Wawrinka, and we look to have the answer as Alexander Zverev makes enough of a mark to nab the fourth seed spot.

The Lost Generation are well enough represented by former champion Marin Cilic, and the latest Masters champion on the block Grigor Dimitrov.

 

Women’s Singles

Karolina Pliskova WTA Eastbourne, 2017

Karolina Pliskova © Jimmie48 Photography

Karolina Pliskova held on to the World No. 1 just long enough to claim the top spot for the draw, and last year’s champion Angelique Kerber struggled with the mantle all year, falling to No. 6 in the seedings.

With a scant number of points in it for the No. 1 ranking, Simona Halep, Garbiñe Muguruza and Elina Svitolina all have a chance of overtaking the Czech for the top spot.

The draw for the US Open Men’s and Women’s Singles will take place at on Friday Aug 25 at 12pm (5pm BST).

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