Defending Champs Djokovic, Osaka Named US Open Top Seeds
by Staff | August 21st, 2019, 7:45 pm

Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are the top seeds at the upcoming 2019 US Open which begins on Monday.

It’s the sixth time Djokovic has been named the top seed in New York where he’s won three of his 16 career Majors. The Serb enters as the favorite after having won four of the last five Grand Slams. But he’s won just twice in his last seven tries at the US Open.

Osaka comes in having won her last 14 matches in Slams played on hard courts. The 21-year-old though hasn’t won a title or reached a final since her Australian Open title back in January.

Amanada Anisimova was the lone top woman to withdrew while the men saw former champion Juan Martin Del Potro and former finalist Kevin Anderson both pull put. And Andy Murray opted to now play the event.

The draw will be made on Thursday with Roger Federer’s placement in the balance. Will he draw Djokovic in his second or Rafael Nadal. It’s 50-50 but one thing is for certain, the Swiss will be projected to meet a rival in that semifinal.

2019 US Open Men’s Singles Seeds

1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
3. Roger Federer, Switzerland
4. Dominic Thiem, Austria
5. Daniil Medvedev, Russia
6. Alexander Zverev, Germany
7. Kei Nishikori, Japan
8. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece
9. Karen Khachanov, Russia
10. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain
11. Fabio Fognini, Italy
12. Borna Coric, Croatia
13. Gael Monfils, France
14. John Isner, United States
15. David Goffin, Belgium
16. Kevin Anderson, South Africa
17. Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia
18. Felix Auger-Aliassime, Canada
19. Guido Pella, Argentina
20. Diego Schwartzman, Argentina
21. Milos Raonic, Canada
22. Marin Cilic, Croatia
23. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland
24. Matteo Berrettini, Italy
25. Lucas Pouille, France
26. Taylor Fritz, United States
27. Dusan Lajovic, Serbia
28. Nick Kyrgios, Australia
29. Benoit Paire, France
30. Kyle Edmund, Great Britain
31. Cristian Garin, Chile
32. Fernando Verdasco, Spain

2019 US Open Women’s Singles Seeds

1. Naomi Osaka, Japan
2. Ashleigh Barty, Australia
3. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic
4. Simona Halep, Romania
5. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine
6. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic
7. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands
8. Serena Williams, United States
9. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus
10. Madison Keys, United States
11. Sloane Stephens, United States
12. Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia
13. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland
14. Angelique Kerber, Germany
15. Bianca Andreescu, Canada
16. Johanna Konta, Great Britain
17. Marketa Vondrousova, Czech Republic
18. Qiang Wang, China
19. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark
20. Sofia Kenin, United States
21. Anett Kontaveit, Estonia
22. Petra Martic, Croatia
23. Donna Vekic, Croatia
24. Garbiñe Muguruza, Spain
25. Elise Mertens, Belgium
26. Julia Goerges, Germany
27. Caroline Garcia, France
28. Carla Suárez Navarro, Spain
29. Su-Wei Hsieh, Chinese Taipei
30. Maria Sakkari, Greece
31. Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic
32. Dayana Yastremska, Ukraine

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5 Comments for Defending Champs Djokovic, Osaka Named US Open Top Seeds

SG1 Says:

Be surprised if Osaka makes it to the 2nd weekend.

skeezer Says:

Draw is out. Novak has a cakewalk, facing old man Fed (semis) if either gets there(Fed probably won’t). Must be fun beating up on old people.

Czarlazar Says:

Nadal gets the ultimate cupcake draw, absolutely comical. Guess they’re really hoping Fed prevails against Nole in the semi-final on the other side — so they can finally get their dream Federer/Nadal final?

skeezer Says:

^No worries Czarlazar…it’s only a dream. ;)

Andy Mira Says:

Alhamdulillah, Rafa got ‘ an ultimate & comical’ draw…After tough Wimby draw…This is soooo ‘relief’…

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