Past US Open Champs Djokovic, Federer Seeded 1-2

NEW YORK (AP) – Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final.

The U.S. Tennis Association followed this week’s ATP rankings in announcing the seedings Tuesday.

Federer moved up one spot from his No. 3 ranking because 2013 champion Rafael Nadal withdrew from the year’s last Grand Slam tournament with an injured right wrist. The 33-year-old Federer is seeded at the U.S. Open for the 14th consecutive year, tied with Ivan Lendl for the longest streak, trailing only Jimmy Connors’ record of 18.

The women’s seedings will be announced Wednesday, and the draw is Thursday.

The tournament starts Monday.

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