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Liguori: Analyzing The Men’s Seeds At The 2011 US Open

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By Ann Liguori
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There is no surprise that the current top player in the world, Novak Djokovic, was named the top seed in the men’s draw at the 2011 US Open. The US Open followed the ATP World Tour rankings in determining the men’s singles seeds. Rafael Nadal, the defending US Open champ and currently ranked #2 in the world, is the second seed. Five-time US Open champ, Roger Federer, is the third seed. Andy Murray, the 2008 US Open runner-up is seeded fourth.

Djokovic is having the kind of year most players dream about. He is 57-2, won the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year and earned five ATP World Tour Masters Series events.

The 24-year-old Serb will be on a mission to continue his stellar season and win his very first US Open title. Last year, he lost to Nadal in the finals and in 2007, Djokovic was runner-up to Federer.

The highest-seeded American player in the men’s draw is, surprise, Mardy Fish! Fish is seeded #8. Andy Roddick dropped down to #21 and John Isner is seeded #28.

Tennis fans will learn on Thursday, August 25, at noon ET during a live telecast on ESPN, which seeds will get the best draw.

2011 US Open Men’s Singles Seeds
1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
3. Roger Federer, Switzerland
4. Andy Murray, Great Britain
5. David Ferrer, Spain
6. Robin Soderling, Sweden
7. Gael Monfils, France
8. Mardy Fish, United States
9. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic
10. Nicolas Almagro, Spain
11. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France
12. Gilles Simon, France
13. Richard Gasquet, France
14. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland
15. Viktor Troicki, Serbia
16. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia
17. Jurgen Melzer, Austria
18. Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentina
19. Fernando Verdasco, Spain
20. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia
21. Andy Roddick, United States
22. Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine
23. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic
24. Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentina
25. Feliciano Lopez, Spain
26. Florian Mayer, Germany
27. Marin Cilic, Croatia
28. John Isner, United States
29. Michael Llodra, France
30. Ivan Ljubicic, Croatia
31. Marcel Granollers, Spain
32. Ivan Dodig, Croatia