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Tomas Berdych seeded #17 at 2009 US Open

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 11:58 PM

August 25, 2009 - The USTA announced today that five-time defending US Open champion and world No. 1 Roger Federer of Switzerland will be the top seed at the 2009 US Open. The 2009 US Open will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. August 31 - September 13.


For 2009, the US Open followed the South African Airways 2009 ATP Rankings to determine the men's singles seeds. This is the eighth consecutive year that the US Open has seeded 32 players in both singles events.


The singles draw for the 2009 US Open will be announced live on the US Open Draw Show on ESPNews, Thursday, August 27 at 12 PM ET. Chris McKendry will host the show along with U.S. Davis Cup Captain Patrick McEnroe and U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez serving as lead analysts.  

2009 Seeds
1.    Roger Federer, Switzerland
2.    Andy Murray, Great Britain
3.    Rafael Nadal, Spain
4.    Novak Djokovic, Serbia
5.    Andy Roddick, United States
6.    Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentina
7.    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France
8.    Nikolay Davydenko, Russia
9.    Gilles Simon, France
10.  Fernando Verdasco, Spain
11.  Fernando Gonzalez, Chile
12.  Robin Soderling, Sweden
13.  Gael Monfils, France
14.  Tommy Robredo, Spain
15.  Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic
16.  Marin Cilic, Croatia
17.  Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic
18.  David Ferrer, Spain
19.  Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland
20.  Tommy Haas, Germany
21.  James Blake, United States
22.  Sam Querrey, United States
23.  Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany
24.  Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spain
25.  Mardy Fish, United States
Paul-Henri Mathieu, France
27.  Ivo Karlovic, Croatia
28.  Victor Hanescu, Romania
Igor Andreev, Russia
30.  Viktor Troicki, Serbia
31.  Lleyton Hewitt, Australia
32.  Nicolas Almagro, Spain





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