US Open main draw 2022: The seeds for men’s and women’s events

With the main draw for the final Grand Slam of this year’s tennis calendar happening later this week, here are the seeds for the 2022 US Open.

The 2022 competition starts with a backdrop of the controversy surrounding Novak Djokovic once more. Due to his COVID vaccination status, the 21-time Grand Slam winner is currently unable to enter America. However, as COVID-19 rules have relaxed recently, Djokovic has still not confirmed whether or not he is playing.

If he withdraws, there could be key implications for the player seeding.

Elsewhere, former US Open runner-up and two-seed player Alexander Zverev withdrew from the tournament on Monday. Unfortunately, a long-standing ankle injury still plagues the German.

So, any further withdrawals mean that players can move up the seeding. This can be crucial, as the top 16 do not have to play a higher-ranked opponent until at least round four.

Men’s seeding

As a result of Zverev’s withdrawal,  Rafael Nadal enjoys a jump up to the two-seed slot. This means that he sits on the opposing side to reigning champion, Daniil Medvedev. Therefore, the pair can only meet if both reach the final.

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Nadal and Medvedev are also two of four previous US Open champions in the 32-man seeding list. The other two are Djokovic, who is a three-time winner, and Marin Cilic, who won the 2014 edition.

Meanwhile, British tennis fans can hold some optimism about another deep Grand Slam run with two Brits in the main draw. Cameron Norrie is the eighth seed, with Dan Evans at 21.

Further British optimism carries over to the women’s singles competition, too.

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Women’s seeding

Reigning champion Emma Raducanu should be fully fit, and has worked with a new coach ahead of her US Open title defence. After an underwhelming 2022, she sits eleventh in the seeding.

Interestingly, Raducanu is the only former winner of the US Open to make the main draw seeds in 2022. However, this year’s Roland-Garros and Wimbledon champions both make the cut. French Open winner Iga Swiatek is the number one seed in the draw, meaning Raducanu may have to face her on her way to a potential final.

Additionally, Wimbledon champ Elena Rybakina is in the top 32, but sits 25th.

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The full seeds for the main draw in both 2022 US Open competitions are listed below.

Current Women’s seeds for US Open main draw 2022

  • 1. Iga Swiatek
  • 2. Annett Kontaveit
  • 3. Maria Sakkari
  • 4. Paula Badosa
  • 5. Ons Jabeur
  • 6. Aryna Sabalenka
  • 7. Simona Halep
  • 8. Jessica Pegula
  • 9. Garbine Muguruza
  • 10. Daria Kasatkina
  • 11. Emma Raducanu
  • 12. Coco Gauff
  • 13. Belinda Bencic
  • 14. Leylah Fernandez
  • 15. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  • 16. Jelena Ostapenko
  • 17. Caroline Garcia
  • 18. Veronika Kudermetova
  • 19. Danielle Collins
  • 20. Madison Keys
  • 21. Petra Kvitova
  • 22. Karolina Pliskova
  • 23. Barbora Krejcikova
  • 24. Amanda Anisimova
  • 25. Elena Rybakina
  • 26. Victoria Azarenka
  • 27. Martina Trevisan
  • 28. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  • 29. Alison Riske-Amritraj
  • 30. Jil Teichmann
  • 31. Shelby Rogers
  • 32. Elise Mertens

Current Men’s seeds for US Open draw 2022

  • 1. Daniil Medvedev
  • 2. Rafael Nadal
  • 3. Carlos Alcaraz
  • 4. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • 5. Novak Djokovic
  • 6. Casper Ruud
  • 7. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • 8. Cameron Norrie
  • 9. Hubert Hurkacz
  • 10. Andrey Rublev
  • 11. Taylor Fritz
  • 12. Jannik Sinner
  • 13. Pablo Carreno Busta
  • 14. Matteo Berrettini
  • 15. Diego Schwartzman
  • 16. Marin Cilic
  • 17. Roberto Bautista Agut
  • 18. Grigor Dimitrov
  • 19. Alex de Minaur
  • 20. Denis Shapovalov
  • 21. Dan Evans
  • 22. Botic van de Zandschulp
  • 23. Frances Tiafoe
  • 24. Nick Kyrgios
  • 25. Francisco Cerundolo
  • 26. Borna Coric
  • 27. Lorenzo Musetti
  • 28. Karen Khachanov
  • 29. Holger Rune
  • 30. Tommy Paul
  • 31. Maxime Cressy
  • 32. Nikoloz Basilashvili

Both seeding lists are subject to change.

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