Men’s Singles: Seeded Players at US Open


Nadal is the #1 seed, Federer is the the #2 seed

Here’s all 32 seeded players:

2010 US Open Men’s Singles Seeds

1. Rafael Nadal, Spain
2. Roger Federer, Switzerland
3. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
4. Andy Murray, Great Britain
5. Robin Soderling, Sweden
6. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia
7. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic
8. Fernando Verdasco, Spain
9. Andy Roddick, United States
10. David Ferrer, Spain
11. Marin Cilic, Croatia
12. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia
13. Jurgen Melzer, Austria
14. Nicolas Almagro, Spain
15. Ivan Ljubicic, Croatia
16. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus
17. Gael Monfils, France
18. John Isner, United States
19. Mardy Fish, United States
20. Sam Querrey, United States
21. Albert Montanes, Spain
22. Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spain
23. Feliciano Lopez, Spain
24. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia
25. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland
26. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil
27. Fernando Gonzalez, Chile
28. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic
29. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany
30. Juan Monaco, Argentina
31. David Nalbandian, Argentina
32. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia

Assuming the tournament uses the same seeding logic they used last year, here’s who will be in the top and bottom half of the draw, respectively:

2010 US Open Men’s Singles (Top Half of the Bracket)

1. Rafael Nadal, Spain
4. Andy Murray, Great Britain
5. Robin Soderling, Sweden
8. Fernando Verdasco, Spain
10. David Ferrer, Spain
12. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia
14. Nicolas Almagro, Spain
15. Ivan Ljubicic, Croatia
20. Sam Querrey, United States
21. Albert Montanes, Spain
22. Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spain
23. Feliciano Lopez, Spain
26. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil
28. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic
29. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany
31. David Nalbandian, Argentina

The road to the finals for the top half of the bracket looks to go through either Nadal or Murray. I don’t think anybody can make a plausible case for a top-half finalist that isn’t one of those two guys. Maybe…possibly…Verdasco (if Murray has a complete mental collapse and Nadal is eaten by wolves on a practice court), but it’s very hard to imagine anybody but one of those two guys getting a spot in the finals.

The bottom half doesn’t appear to be as polarizing at the top half:

2010 US Open Men’s Singles (Bottom Half of the Bracket)

2. Roger Federer, Switzerland
3. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
6. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia
7. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic
9. Andy Roddick, United States
11. Marin Cilic, Croatia
13. Jurgen Melzer, Austria
16. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus
17. Gael Monfils, France
18. John Isner, United States
19. Mardy Fish, United States
24. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia
25. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland
27. Fernando Gonzalez, Chile
30. Juan Monaco, Argentina
32. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia

Federer, Djokovic, Berdych, Roddick…maybe Cilic…maybe Fish…the bottom half certainly appears to be more competitive (relatively speaking) than the top half. Whoever makes it to the finals from this crowd will definitely have to earn it; there’s a bunch of big hitters and impressive stats in this crowd.

The singles draws for the 2010 US Open will be revealed live on the US Open Draw Announcement Special on ESPN2, Thursday, August 26, at 12 p.m. ET

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One Response to Men’s Singles: Seeded Players at US Open

  1. scottstaffin says:

    US Open Draw has been declared, here are the,US Open 2010 Top Seed Womens Players

    1. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark

    2. Kim Clijsters, Belgium

    3. Venus Williams, United States

    4. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia

    5. Samantha Stosur, Australia

    6. Francesca Schiavone, Italy

    7. Vera Zvonareva, Russia

    8. Li Na, China

    9. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland

    10. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus

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