Murray, Djokovic head U.S. Open field

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP)—Defending champion Andy Murray and No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic join four other past winners of the U.S. Open in the 2013 men's field.

Five-time champion Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro and Lleyton Hewitt also are among the top 102 men in the rankings who received direct entry into the hard-court Grand Slam tournament Wednesday.

Murray's 2012 title at Flushing Meadows was the first major tennis championship for a British man in 76 years. He followed that up by winning Wimbledon this month, beating Djokovic in the final.

Djokovic has played in the past three U.S. Open finals, losing to Nadal in 2010, then beating him the next year.

The tournament begins Aug. 26, with the men's final scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Andy Murray says this comeback has been most challenging of his career

The three-time Grand Slam champion is currently working his way back from hip surgery. 

TC Plus Match of the Day: Pablo Cuevas vs. Adrian Mannarino, Barcelona

Cuevas is a seasoned veteran on clay, but Mannarino holds a better ATP ranking.

What's at Stake: The women kick off their spring swing in Stuttgart

Also, the ATP goes deeper into the dirt with a big tournament in Barcelona.