The Top-10 of the ATP and WTA rankings that will go to the US Open

The first Grand Slam of the season will be held in New York with big rackets and also with notable absences due to injuries or fear of the coronavirus.


There are less than two weeks left until the US Open begins in the New York 'bubble' on August 31st and little by little we are learning more details about the final list of participants that will attend the New York tournament. An edition of the US Open that will also be marked by great absences in both the men's and women's teams. Next we review which great rackets from the Top-10 of the ATP and WTA rankings will and will not be in the next US Open.

Djokovic leads the seven ATP Top-10 who will go

Despite showing his reluctance at first due to the extreme measures that the tournament was going to adopt to guarantee the safety of the tennis players, Novak Djokovic will be the great attraction of the US Open men's team . He will be joined by seven other Top-10 tennis players: Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev (with whom Djokovic played on his controversial Adria Tour in which the Serbian tested positive for coronavirus), Russian Daniil Medvedev (current runner-up in the tournament), the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, Italian Matteo Berrettini and Belgian David Goffin.

Nadal, Federer and Monfils, the absences

In this way, only three tennis players from the Top-10 of the ATP ranking will not be in New York to compete in the US Open. One of them will be the current champion, the Spanish Rafa Nadal, who announced that he would not attend the appointment for fear of the coronavirus pandemic and to better prepare another of his great goals of the year, the conquest of Roland Garros. Less surprising is the loss of Roger Federer, who said goodbye to the season after undergoing two operations on his right knee to return in condition in 2021. Nor will Gael Monfils, who will focus on shining on the clay at Roland Garros.

Pliskova leads the women's expedition at the US Open

In the women's draw, world number 3, Czech Karolina Pliskova, will start as the main seed to win the tournament. Along with Pliskova, other Top-10 tennis players who will be at the US Open will be the Americans Sofia Kenin, champion of the 2020 Australian Open, and Serena Williams, who will seek her 24th Grand Slam to equal Margaret Court after losing the last two finals. The Japanese Naomi Osaka, champion of the tournament in 2018, will also attend.

Barty and Halep lead absences

Pliskova will be the main favorite for the title in the women's draw after the absences of Ashleigh Barty and Simona Halep, number 1 and 2 in the WTA ranking respectively, for fear of the coronavirus pandemic. For the same reason, the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, the Dutch Kiki Bertens and the Swiss Belinda Bencic will not attend the tournament. Neither will the reigning champion of the tournament, the Canadian Bianca Andreescu, who preferred to resign from the tournament to recover from the knee injury that has dragged on since the end of last year.

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