Sport24.co.za | Anderson seeded 5th at US Open

Cape Town – South African tennis star Kevin Anderson will be seeded fifth for the year’s final Grand Slam, the US Open, which starts in New York next week.

Anderson moved back into the world’s top five on Monday following his run to the last 16 of last week’s Cincinnati Masters, where he was beaten 6-2, 6-4 by Belgium’s David Goffin.

Anderson will have good memories of New York, having made headlines at the US Open last year when he reached the final, before losing to world No 1 Rafael Nadal from Spain.

The South African also reached the Wimbledon final this year, but lost to Serbia’s Novak Djokovic.

Seedings for men’s and women’s singles tournaments at US Open announced on Tuesday:

Men’s singles

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP)

2. Roger Federer (SUI)

3. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)

4. Alexander Zverev (GER)

5. Kevin Anderson (RSA)

6. Novak Djokovic (SRB)

7. Marin Cilic (CRO)

8. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)

9. Dominic Thiem (AUT)

10. David Goffin (BEL)

11. John Isner (USA)

12. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)

13. Diego Schwartzman (ARG)

14. Fabio Fognini (ITA)

15. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)

16. Kyle Edmund (GBR)

17. Lucas Pouille (FRA)

18. Jack Sock (USA)

19. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)

20. Borna Coric (CRO)

21. Kei Nishikori (JPN)

22. Marco Cecchinato (ITA)

23. Chung Hyeon (KOR)

24. Damir Dzumhur (BIH)

25. Milos Raonic (CAN)

26. Richard Gasquet (FRA)

27. Karen Khachanov (RUS)

28. Denis Shapovalov (CAN)

29. Adrian Mannarino (FRA)

30. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)

31. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

32. Filip Krajinovic (SRB)

Women’s singles

1. Simona Halep (ROU)

2. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

3. Sloane Stephens (USA)

4. Angelique Kerber (GER)

5. Petra Kvitova (CZE)

6. Caroline Garcia (FRA)

7. Elina Svitolina (UKR)

8. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)

9. Julia Goerges (GER)

10. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)

11. Daria Kasatkina (RUS)

12. Garbine Muguruza (ESP)

13. Kiki Bertens (NED)

14. Madison Keys (USA)

15. Elise Mertens (BEL)

16. Venus Williams (USA)

17. Serena Williams (USA)

18. Ashleigh Barty (AUS)

19. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)

20. Naomi Osaka (JPN)

21. Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU)

22. Maria Sharapova (RUS)

23. Barbora Strycova (CZE)

24. CoCo Vandeweghe (USA)

25. Daria Gavrilova (AUS)

26. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)

27. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

28. Anett Kontaveit (EST)

29. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)

30. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)

31. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)

32. Maria Sakkari (GRE)

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