US Open 2021 Seeds: Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Ashleigh Barty, and Aryna Sabalenka Lead the Power-Packed Field

Published 08/26/2021, 1:03 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Men’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 21, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic with Russia’s Daniil Medvedev after their final match REUTERS/Jaimi Joy


Despite the absence of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Venus, and Serena Williams, the US Open 2021 story will continue. Indeed, it will still be a star-studded contest with Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty, and Naomi Osaka in the player’s field. For many, the fight to fulfill the dream of becoming a Grand Slam champion will resume again.

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The main event will open curtains on August 30, 2021, with 100% fans’ capacity in the Flushing Meadows, New York. Moreover, 32 seeded players in the men’s and women’s circuits will receive a bye to the second round. So, let’s find out who are those 32 fine players.

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Top 32 Seeds Men: US Open 2021

Unsurprisingly, the Serbian World No.1 Novak Djokovic will be the top seed at the US Open. This year, he has a golden opportunity to become the first player in 50 years to win The Grand Slam.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts his men’s singles semi-final match against Kei Nishikori of Japan on Day Twelve of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

After him, the Australian Open 2021 finalist and Canadian Open winner Daniil Medvedev will be the second seed. Not to forget that he would be defending his 2019 US Open final points this year.

Following the Russian, Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and German Alexander Zverev are the subsequent two seeds. They also have been in a Grand Slam final before but would want to taste the glory this time.

Here are the 32 male seeded players for US Open 2021.

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Daniil Medvedev
  3. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  4. Alexander Zverev
  5. Andrey Rublev
  6. Matteo Berrettini
  7. Denis Shapovalov
  8. Casper Ruud
  9. Pablo Carreno Busta
  10. Hubert Hurkacz
  11. Diego Schwartzman
  12. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  13. Jannik Sinner
  14. Alex de Minaur
  15. Grigor Dimitrov
  16. Cristian Garin
  17. Gael Monfils
  18. Roberto Bautista Agut
  19. John Isner
  20. Lorenzo Sonego
  21. Aslan Karatsev
  22. Reilly Opelka
  23. Ugo Humbert
  24. Daniel Evans
  25. Karen Khachanov
  26. Cameron Norrie
  27. David Goffin
  28. Fabio Fognini
  29. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  30. Marin Cilic
  31. Alexander Bublik
  32. Filip Krajinovic

Top 32 Seeds Women: US Open 2021

The newly-crowned Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty will take the top seed spot in the women’s draw in New York. Although she hasn’t ever reached the quarterfinals in US Open, she would want to change that this year.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 10, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty poses as she celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova Pool via REUTERS/Jed Leicester

Afterward, the Madrid Open winner Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus will take the second seed. She, too, will look forward to making a breakthrough into the Grand Slam winners list.

Next, in third and fourth place, the defending champion Naomi Osaka and reigning Wimbledon finalist Karlina Pliskova will fix themselves. Unquestionably, they both are two of the best players to watch out for in New York.

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Notably, 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu, 2016 winner Angelique Kerber, and three-time runner up Victoria Azarenka will also have a seed.

Here’s the 32 women’s projected seed list for US Open 2021.

  1. Ashleigh Barty
  2. Aryna Sabalenka
  3. Naomi Osaka
  4. Karolina Pliskova
  5. Elina Svitolina
  6. Bianca Andreescu
  7. Iga Swiatek
  8. Barbora Krejcikova
  9. Garbine Muguruza
  10. Petra Kvitova
  11. Belinda Bencic
  12. Simona Halep
  13. Jennifer Brady
  14. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  15. Elise Mertens
  16. Angelique Kerber
  17. Maria Sakkari
  18. Victoria Azarenka
  19. Elena Rybakina
  20. Ons Jabeur
  21. Coco Gauff
  22. Karolina Muchova
  23. Jessica Pegula
  24. Paula Badosa
  25. Daria Kasatkina
  26. Danielle Collins
  27. Jelena Ostapenko
  28. Anett Kontaveit
  29. Veronika Kudermetova
  30. Petra Martic
  31. Yulia Putintseva
  32. Ekatarina Alexandrova

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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