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Novak Djokovic No. 1 Seed at US Open

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:13:53 +0000

LEON NEAL/AFB/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With defending Open champion Rafael Nadal out, Novak Djokovic will be the No. 1 seed in Flushing, Queens next week.

Nadal withdrew from the Open on Monday due to a wrist injury and Djokovic was named the top-ranked seed on Tuesday. The 27-year-old is seeking his eighth Grand Slam title for his career.

Five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer was named the No. 2 seed and is looking for his 18th Grand Slam.

Djokovic beat Federer in five sets for the Wimbledon title last month and the two can only meet in the finals.


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