U.S. Open 2021 seeds: Djokovic and Barty earn top spots

The final major event of the tennis season is quickly approaching and the top 32 singles seeds for both men and women have been revealed. Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty have earned the top seeds in their respective draws.

As mentioned, Novak Djokovic will be the top seed heading into the men’s tournament. He is followed by the next generation of tennis stardom who are looking to take over the Big 3’s place at some point in the future. Names such as Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Zverev and Rublev will all look to try and stop the 20-time major champion from hoisting the trophy, and passing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the all-time list.

The women’s draw is unfortunately Serena-less as she still recovers from her torn hamstring suffered at Wimbledon. But please don’t fear of a lackluster tournament because there is still Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka and a plethora of former major champions in the draw. Osaka, the defending champion, will play the tournament as the No. 3 seed. She has only played in the Olympics and Cincinnati Masters the last three months, accumulating a 3-2 record in the matches she has played in.

Men’s Singles

  1. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
  2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS)
  3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
  4. Alexander Zverev (GER)
  5. Andrey Rublev (RUS)
  6. Matteo Berrettini (ITA)
  7. Denis Shapovalov (CAN)
  8. Casper Ruud (NOR)
  9. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
  10. Hubert Hurkacz (POL)
  11. Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
  12. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)
  13. Jannik Sinner (ITA)
  14. Alex de Minaur (AUS)
  15. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
  16. Cristian Garin (CHI)
  17. Gael Monfils (FRA)
  18. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
  19. John Isner (USA)
  20. Lorenzo Sonego (ITA)
  21. Aslan Karatsev (RUS)
  22. Reilly Opelka (USA)
  23. Ugo Humbert (FRA)
  24. Daniel Evans (GBR)
  25. Karen Khachanov (RUS)
  26. Cameron Norrie (GBR)
  27. David Goffin (BEL)
  28. Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  29. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP)
  30. Marin Cilic (CRO)
  31. Alexander Bublik (KAZ)
  32. Filip Krajinovic (SRB)

Women’s Singles

  1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
  2. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)
  3. Naomi Osaka (JPN)
  4. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
  5. Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  6. Bianca Andreescu (CAN)
  7. Iga Swiatek (POL)
  8. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)
  9. Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
  10. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  11. Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  12. Simona Halep (ROU)
  13. Jennifer Brady (USA)
  14. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  15. Elise Mertens (BEL)
  16. Angelique Kerber (GER)
  17. Maria Sakkari (GRE)
  18. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
  19. Elena Rybakina (KAZ)
  20. Ons Jabeur (TUN)
  21. Coco Gauff (USA)
  22. Karolina Muchova (CZE)
  23. Jessica Pegula (USA)
  24. Paula Badosa (ESP)
  25. Daria Kasatkina (RUS)
  26. Danielle Collins (USA)
  27. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
  28. Anett Kontaveit (EST)
  29. Veronika Kudermetova (RUS)
  30. Petra Martic (CRO)
  31. Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)
  32. Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS)

The U.S. Open main draw matches start on Monday, August 30 at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.