US Open 2012, the fourth Grand Slam Tournament of the year, will commence on Monday (27th August – 9th September).
The Draws for both men’s and women’s competitions are to be released tomorrow (Thursday 23rd August) at 12pm ET and stevegtennis will bring you a detailed preview and analysis.
Seeding for the Men’s Singles:
Five-time champion Roger Federer has been confirmed as no.1 seed, the defending champion Novak Djokovic will be seeded second. With Nadal witdrawing from the tournament due to a knee injury, British Olympic winner Andy Murray will be seeded as no.3 and Spaniard David Ferrer as no.4.
1. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 17. Kei Nishikori (Japan)
2. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 18. Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland)
3. Andy Murray (Great Britain) 19. Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany)
4. David Ferrer (Spain) 20. Andy Roddick (USA)
5. Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (France) 21. Tommy Haas (Germany)
6. Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 22. Florian Mayer (Germany)
7. Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina) 23. Mardy Fish (USA)
8. Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) 24. Marcel Granollers (Spain)
9. John Isner (USA) 25. Fernando Verdasco (Spain)
10. Juan Monaco (Argentina) 26. Andreas Seppi (Italy)
11. Nicolas Almagro (Spain) 27. Sam Querrey (USA)
12. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 28. Mikhail Youzhny (Russia)
13. Richard Gasquet (France) 29. Viktor Troicki (Serbia)
14. Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) 30. Feliciano Lopez (Spain)
15. Milos Raonic (Canada) 31. Julien Benneteau (France)
16. Gilles Simon (France) 32. Jeremy Chardy (France)
Seeding for the Women’s Singles:
Victoria Azarenka, the 2012 Wimbledon semifinalist, will be top seed. She will be followed by the 2012 Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska and the 2012 Roland Garros Champion Maria Sharapova. The hot favourite for the title, Serena Williams in seeded as no.4. Last year’s champion Samantha Storur will go into the tournament as no.7 seed.
1. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 17. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia)
2. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 18. Julia Goerges (Germany)
3. Maria Sharapova (Russia) 19. Nadia Petrova (Russia)
4. Serena Williams (USA) 20. Roberta Vinci (Italy)
5. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 21. Christina McHale (USA)
6. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 22. Francesca Schiavone (Italy)
7. Samantha Stosur (Australia) 23. Kim Clijsters (Belgium)
8. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 24. Klara Zakopalova (Czech Republic)
9. Li Na (China) 25. Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium)
10. Sara Errani (Italy) 26. Monica Niculescu (Romania)
11. Marion Bartoli(France) 27. Anabal Medina Garrigues (Spain)
12. Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 28. Petra Cetkovska (Czech Republic)
13. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 29. Jie Zheng (China)
14. Maria Kirilenko (Russia) 30. Tamira Paszek (Austria)
15. Lucie Safarova(Czech Republic) 31. Jelena Jankovic (Serbia)
16. Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 32. Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
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