Potentially setting up a rematch of the dramatic five-set Wimbledon final between #1 Novak Djokovic and all-time Grand Slam leader Roger Federer, the US Open seeded the two players numbers 1 and 2. (Rafa Nadal, slated for one of the top two spots, withdrew this week with a wrist injury.) Federer has now been seeded at the Open for 14 straight years. Australian Open Champ Stan Wawrinka is seeded number 3.
Federer won five straight US Open titles in New York from 2004–2008. Nadal has won two of the last four US Opens, with Djokovic and Scotland’s Andy Murray winning the other two. The USTA used the ATP rankings to determine the seedings. The US Open begins on Monday.