From the USTA: FLUSHING, N.Y., August 21, 2012 – The USTA announced today that world No. 1 Roger Federer of Switzerland, the reigning Wimbledon champion and five-time US Open champion, has been named the top seed in men’s singles at the 2012 US Open. The 2012 US Open will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., August 27 – September 9. The US Open Men’s Singles Championship is presented by Mercedes-Benz USA.
Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, will be followed by No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia, the defending US Open champion; No. 3 Andy Murray of Great Britain, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and 2008 US Open runner-up; and No. 4 seed David Ferrer of Spain.
For 2012, the US Open followed the ATP World Tour rankings released yesterday to determine the men’s singles seeds. This is the 11th consecutive year that the US Open has seeded 32 players in both singles events.
Federer, 31, is 56-7 this year leading up to the US Open. He ...