Novak Djokovic highlights men’s singles field for 2020 US Open

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic headlines the initial men’s singles entry list for the 2020 US Open. Djokovic, a three-time US Open champion, leads an entry list that includes seven of the world’s Top 10 men, who are set to compete Aug. 31-Sept. 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

Joining Djokovic among the Top 10 men are: No. 3 Dominic Thiem, No. 5 Daniil Medvedev (a 2019 US Open finalist), No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas, No. 7 Alexander Zverev, No. 8 Matteo Berrettini and No. 10 David Goffin. No. 4 Roger Federer had previously withdrawn from all remaining competition this year with a right knee injury. No. 37 Marin Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion, is also entered.

The 13 Americans who received direct entry into this year’s tournament are: No. 21 John Isner, of Greensboro, N.C.; No. 24 Taylor Fritz, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; No. 39 Reilly Opelka, of Delray Beach, Fla.; No. 45 Sam Querrey, of Las Vegas; No. 55 Tennys Sandgren, of Gallatin, Tenn.; No. 57 Tommy Paul, of Delray Beach; No. 63 Steve Johnson, of Redondo Beach, Calif.; No. 81 Frances Tiafoe, of Hyattsville, Md.; No. 83 Mackenzie McDonald, of Orlando, Fla.; No. 102 Marcos Giron, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; No. 111 Denis Kudla, of Arlington, Va.; No. 119 Jack Sock, of Kansas City, Mo.; and No. 126 Bradley Klahn, of Los Angeles.

Sumit Nagal, ranked No. 127, is the last man to receive direct entry into the field of 128. Three players used a protected ranking to gain entry: No. 71 Yen-Hsun Lu, No. 83 McDonald and No. 119 Sock. Eight additional wild-card entries will be selected by the USTA.

The ATP rankings as of Aug. 3 were used to determine the US Open main-draw entry list. Seeds will be determined and announced closer to the start of the event.

Source: usopen.org

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