No surprise that the current top player in the world, Novak Djokovic, was named the top seed in the men’s draw, but the highest-seeded American player in the men’s draw will raise some eyebrows.
After Andy Roddick was ousted from the US Open in the second round, high hopes were redirected toward the three remaining American men.
The third-seeded Djokovic routed No. 19-seeded American Mardy Fish, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 Monday, sapping the energy from both his opponent and nearly packed Arthur Ashe Stadium and leaving only one American man in the draw at the U.S. Open.
American Mardy Fish has advanced to the third round of the US Open with a 7-5, 6-0, 6-2 victory over Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas.