Federer, Osaka among those named to US Open tennis field

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USTA names men's, women's singles lineups for August 30-September 12 event; fans to instrumentality


NEWYORK:

Defending champion Naomi Osaka, who withdrew from the French Open owed to intelligence issues and skipped Wimbledon, and Roger Federer, who missed the Olympics with a genu injury, were named Wednesday to the US Open tennis field.

The US Tennis Association named the men's and women's singles lineups for the August 30-September 12 lawsuit astatine Flushing Meadows, wherever spectators volition instrumentality astatine 100% capacity.

The ATP Tour's 103 top-ranked players are entered for New York with top-ranked Novak Djokovic chasing a calendar-year Grand Slam aft a Wimbledon triumph that lifted him level with ninth-ranked Federer and third-ranked Rafael Nadal with a men's grounds 20 vocation Grand Slam titles.

Only Rod Laver successful 1962 and 1969 and Don Budge successful 1938 person managed a men's calendar Slam.

Djokovic, who volition question Olympic golden successful Tokyo, could go lone the 2nd subordinate to triumph each 4 Slam singles crowns and Olympic golden successful the aforesaid twelvemonth aft Steffi Graf successful 1988.

Other men's entrants see sixth-ranked defending champion Dominic Thiem, past US Open winners Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic, satellite fig 2 Daniil Medvedev and fourth-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Britain's Andy Murray, the 2012 US Open champion, was the archetypal subordinate connected the alternate database and volition summation a spot successful the main gully should anyone successful the tract withdraw.

Sixteen qualifiers and 8 wildcards volition implicit the field.

On the women's side, top-ranked Ashleigh Barty of Australia, who won her 2nd Grand Slam rubric astatine Wimbledon, is among 15 Slam singles champions successful the field, 7 of them successful the apical 10.

Four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka of Japan, ranked second, is besides successful the lineup on with 2020 Australian Open champion and satellite fig 4 Sofia Kenin, fifth-ranked 2019 US Open victor Bianca Andreescu, eighth-ranked Iga Swiatek and erstwhile satellite fig ones Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep.

In all, 100 of the apical 104 players successful the WTA rankings opted into the event.

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