Fed named top seed
Swiss is top dog with Murray seeded three
Last Updated: August 22, 2012 11:56am
Roger Federer: Top seed for US Open
World number one Roger Federer will head into the US Open as the top seed while Andy Murray moves up to third seed for the year's final grand slam event.
The seeding, which is done in accordance with ATP rankings that were released on Monday, sees only one major change, with Murray promoted to third seed in the light of the absence of world number three Rafael Nadal.
The Spaniard was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to the same knee injury which also forced him to miss out on the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Nadal's fellow Spaniard David Ferrer is the main beneficiary of his absence, as he now moves up into that fourth place spot for the tournament in New York.
John Isner is the highest seeded American, coming in at number nine. The other seeded Americans who will carry the home hopes at Flushing Meadows are Andy Roddick (20), Mardy Fish, (23) and Sam Querrey (27).
The draw for next week's tournament will be made on Thursday.
2012 US Open Men's Singles Seeds:
1. Roger Federer, Switzerland
2. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
3. Andy Murray, Great Britain
4. David Ferrer, Spain
5. Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, France
6. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic
7. Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentina
8. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia
9. John Isner, United States
10. Juan Monaco, Argentina
11. Nicolas Almagro, Spain
12. Marin Cilic, Croatia
13. Richard Gasquet, France
14. Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine
15. Milos Raonic, Canada
16. Gilles Simon, France
17. Kei Nishikori, Japan
18. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland
19. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany
20. Andy Roddick, United States
21. Tommy Haas, Germany
22. Florian Mayer, Germany
23. Mardy Fish, United States
24. Marcel Granollers, Spain
25. Fernando Verdasco, Spain
26. Andreas Seppi, Italy
27. Sam Querrey, United States
28. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia
29. Viktor Troicki, Serbia
30. Feliciano Lopez, Spain
31. Julien Benneteau, France
32. Jeremy Chardy, France