US Open Tennis 2014 Draw Results: Full List of Seedings and Brackets

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US Open Tennis 2014 Draw Results: Full List of Seedings and Brackets
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The final Grand Slam of the tennis season is nearly here, and the men's and women's draws for the 2014 U.S. Open were officially announced on Thursday.

With defending champion Rafael Nadal out of the field due to a wrist injury, the men's draw opened up for some of the top players. Roger Federer, who hasn't won a Grand Slam since 2012, is now just behind world No. 1 Novak Djokovic as the favorite, per Oddsshark.com.   

On the women's side, Serena Williams is still searching for her first major win of the 2014 season. Williams comes in as the No. 1 seed, but No. 2 Simona Halep has been hot and is still in search of the first Grand Slam victory of her career.

Before the start of the 2014 U.S. Open, here's a look at the seeding and bracket for the men's and women's side of the event.

2014 U.S. Open Men's Seedings
Seed Player
1 Novak Djokovic
2 Roger Federer
3 Stanislas Wawrinka
4 David Ferrer
5 Milos Raonic
6 Tomas Berdych
7 Grigor Dimitrov
8 Andy Murray
9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
10 Kei Nishikori
11 Ernests Gulbis
12 Richard Gasquet
13 John Isner
14 Marin Cilic
15 Fabio Fognini
16 Tommy Robredo
17 Roberto Bautista Agut
18 Kevin Anderson
19 Feliciano Lopez
20 Gael Monfils
21 Mikhail Youzhny
22 Phillipp Kohlschreiber
23 Leonardo Mayer
24 Julien Benneteau
25 Ivo Karlovic
26 Gilles Simon
27 Santiago Giraldo
28 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
29 Lukas Rosol
30 Jeremy Chardy
31 Fernando Verdasco
32 Joao Sousa

USOpen.org

2014 U.S. Open Women's Seedings
Seed Player
1 Serena Williams
2 Simona Halep
3 Petra Kvitova
4 Agnieszka Radwanska
5 Maria Sharapova
6 Angelique Kerber
7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Ana Ivanovic
9 Jelena Jankovic
10 Carolina Wozniacki
11 Flavia Pennetta
12 Dominika Cibulkova
13 Sara Errani
14 Lucie Safarova
15 Carla Suarez Navarro
16 Victoria Azarenka
17 Ekaterina Makarova
18 Andrea Petkovic
19 Venus Williams
20 Svetlana Kuznetsova
21 Sloane Stephens
22 Alize Cornet
23 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
24 Samantha Stosur
25 Garbine Muguruza
26 Sabine Lisicki
27 Madison Keys
28 Roberta Vinci
29 Casey Dellacqua
30 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova
31 Kurumi Nara
32 Shuai Zhang

USOpen.org

*Full bracket for men's draw can be found here and women's draw here, courtesy of USOpen.org.

 

Breakdown of Draws

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As with any sporting event, no matter the importance, there are always winners and losers. During Thursday's draw for the U.S. Open, the results were no different.

The biggest loser of the draw was none other than Andy Murray. After winning the 2013 Wimbledon Championship, the British player has struggled this season and didn't receive a favorable draw for the final major tournament.

Kheredine Idessane of BBC notes the difficult matchups for Murray:

While he is the No. 8 seed and wouldn't have to face off with Djokovic until the quarterfinals if they both make it that far, it's clearly not an easy path.

Murray may have been stung by the draw, but No. 2 seed Federer has a slightly more favorable road to the finals. He could see a slight hiccup against emerging star and seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov in the quarters, but his odds look good for another late run.

Tennis.com points out the draw for Federer ahead of the final Grand Slam:

Another interesting player to watch in the U.S. Open will be John Isner, who recently won the Atlanta Tennis Championships. With the American earning a No. 13 seed, he is in the same draw as Djokovic, Stanislas Wawrinka and Milos Raonic.

If he can start off strong, Isner might stand a chance against Djokovic, who has struggled recently after winning the 2014 Wimbledon title. Ben Rothenberg of The New York Times points out why Isner might not make it to the fourth round to face Djokovic:

On the women's side, the tennis world will be watching Williams. After withdrawing from the doubles tournament at Wimbledon due to illness, Williams needs a win at the U.S. Open to secure one major this season.

After a recent victory at the Western & Southern Open, Williams appears to be back on track. And as Christopher Clarey of The New York Times notes, she starts off with an intriguing match:

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Both sides of the draw provide plenty of punch. The depth of the men's side leaves it wide open. Meanwhile, if Williams returns to her prior form as the world No. 1, this might be the Grand Slam that gets her back on track.

Federer will be one of the biggest storylines as he looks to secure his 18th Grand Slam. But with Nadal out of the running, could a young player like Dimitrov or Raonic finally secure the first major win of their careers?

When the action finally starts on Aug. 25, expect plenty of reasons to watch this year's U.S. Open. As both Williams and Federer look to add to their huge collections, the 2014 tournament has a chance to be a memorable one.

 

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