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Murray seeded eighth at Flushing Meadows

ESPN staff
August 19, 2014
Andy Murray has still not won an ATP title since his Wimbledon triumph in 2013 © Getty Images

Andy Murray has been seeded eighth for the US Open, which begins in New York on Monday.

Murray was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters last week and also suffered similar exits at the Rogers Cup and Wimbledon. He has not won an ATP title since his SW19 triumph last year.

Serena top of the women's seeds

  • Serena Williams is seeded No.1 as she seeks her third straight US Open title.
  • French Open runner-up Simona Halep, has never advanced past the fourth round at Flushing Meadows, is seeded second, while Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is third with world No.3 Li Na out because of a knee injury.
  • Agnieszka Radwanska moves up to No.4 while five-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova is seeded fifth, meaning there's a chance she could face Williams in the quarter-finals.
  • The runner-up the last two years, Victoria Azarenka, is seeded 16th after an injury-plagued season.

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No.1 while five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final. Djokovic beat Federer for the title at Wimbledon last month.

Federer moved up one spot from his No.3 ranking because defending champion Rafael Nadal withdrew from the year's last grand slam tournament with an injured right wrist.

Federer is seeded at the US Open for the 14th consecutive year, tied with Ivan Lendl for the longest streak, trailing only Jimmy Connors' record of 18. The 33-year-old won the hard-court tournament every year from 2004-08, part of his record 17 Grand Slam titles.

Djokovic has played in the last four finals at Flushing Meadows, winning the title in 2011. He lost to Nadal in 2010 and 2013, and also to Murray in 2012.

Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka is No.3, followed by David Ferrer at No.4, Milos Raonic at No.5, Tomas Berdych at No.6 and Grigor Dimitrov at No.7.

The draw is on Thursday, and the tournament starts on Monday.

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