Andy Murray has been seeded third at the US Open for his attempt to regain the title he won in 2012. The men’s seeds are topped by the world No 1, Novak Djokovic, ahead of the five-times US Open winner Roger Federer. Marin Cilic, who won the final last year against Kei Nishikori, is seeded ninth for the tournament at Flushing Meadows, which starts on Monday.
Serena Williams, the defending champion who is looking to hold all four Grand Slam titles in a calendar year, heads the women’s seeds, with Romania’s Simona Halep second and the 2006 winner, Maria Sharapova, third.
Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund is through to the second qualifying round of the tournament after beating Peter Polansky of Canada in straight sets. South African-born Edmund progressed with a 6-3, 6-4 triumph completed in just under an hour and a quarter.
The 20-year-old is aiming for what would be a first appearance in the first round of the US Open having already made the breakthrough in each of the other three majors, with the Australian and French Open achievements coming this year.
His compatriot Liam Broady was not so fortunate, as he was beaten 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 by Spain’s Inigo Cervantes.
Aljaz Bedene, the British No 2, survived two match points to cause an upset by beating the world No 11 Gilles Simon to reach the last 16 of the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina in the early hours of yesterday.
He beat the Frenchman 6-7, 7-6, 7-6 and was due to face Pierre-Hugues Herbert, also of France, last night.
Slovenian-born Bedene, who was granted British citizenship in March, said: “I haven’t beaten someone in the top 10 yet, so this is my best win.”Reuse content