Roger Federer to be seeded No. 1 at US Open

Roger Federer will be the top-seeded men’s player at the U.S.

Open.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion was ranked No. 1 in the ATP

rankings released Monday. Defending champ Novak Djokovic is seeded

second and Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray third.

With Rafael Nadal out with knee problems, fellow Spaniard David

Ferrer is the No. 4 seed.

Federer has won five titles at Flushing Meadows, tied for most

in the Open era. He won Wimbledon this year and returned to the top

of the rankings.

The draw will be Thursday and the tournament begins Monday.