The USTA has announced that world No1 and defending US Open champion, Novak Djokovic and 2016 Olympic gold medalist, Andy Murray have been named the top two seeds in men’s singles at the 2016 US Open.
The tournament would be played from 29 August until 11 September at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The US Open Men’s Singles Championship is presented by Mercedes-Benz.
The USTA also announced that world No. 1 and six-time US Open champion, Serena Williams had been named the top seed in women’s singles at the 2016 US Open.
This is the fifth time that Williams has been the No. 1 seed at the US Open. She won the title on three of the prior occasions (2002, 2013, and 2014).
Following Williams will be No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber, of Germany, the 2016 Australian Open champion; No. 3 Garbiñe Muguruza,of Spain, the 2016 French Open champion; No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland, a 2016 Australian Open semifinalist; No. 5 and 2015 US Open semifinalist Simona Halep,of Romania; No. 6 and two-time US Open champion Venus Williams, of the United States; No. 7 and 2015 US Open finalist Roberta Vinci, of Italy; and No. 8 Madison Keys, of the United States, a 2015 Australian Open semifinalist.