The USTA announced that world No. 1
Novak Djokovic and
defending champion Rafael
Nadal lead the men’s singles field for the 2014 US Open
Each of the world’s top 104 men received direct
entry into the US Open, representing 36 countries.
Leading the entry list is
Djokovic, the Serbian
world No. 1 who has reached the US Open final every year since 2010. He
won his seventh major title earlier this month at Wimbledon, beating
Roger Federer in five sets, after which he reclaimed the world No. 1
ranking from Nadal.
the world No. 2, defeated Djokovic in four sets last year to win his
second US Open championship, joining Federer (2007) as the only men to
win the Emirates Airline US Open Series and US Open titles in the same
year. This spring, the Spaniard won his record ninth French Open title,
giving him 14 Grand Slam event singles championships, tied with Pete
Sampras for second all-time.
World No. 3
Switzerland, is the all-time leader with 17 major singles titles, and
was bidding for his eighth Wimbledon title this month before falling to
Djokovic in the five-set final. Federer is competing for his sixth US
Open title, which would surpass Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors for the
most US Open men’s singles titles in the Open Era.
the Swiss No. 4 and a 2013 US Open semifinalist, won his first major
singles championship at the Australian Open this year, joining del Potro
(2009 US Open) as the only men outside the “Big Four” of Djokovic,
Nadal, Federer and Murray to win a Grand Slam since the 2005 French
Germany’s Dustin Brown, ranked No. 104, is the
last man to receive direct entry into the field of 128. No players used
protected or special rankings to gain direct entry. Sixteen more players
will gain entry through the US Open Qualifying Tournament, held August
19-22, while the eight remaining spots are wild cards awarded by the
The 2014 US Open will be played from Monday,
August 25 through Monday, September 8. Tickets can be purchased: at
USOpen.org; by calling Ticketmaster at 1-866-OPEN-TIX; at all
Ticketmaster outlets; at the box office at the USTA Billie Jean King
National Tennis Center.