London, Aug 20 ANI | 1 year ago

Tennis ace Andy Murray is seeded eighth for the 2014 US Open, which is set to commence at Flushing Meadows on Monday.

According to the BBC, the 27-year-old, who won the tournament in 2012, has not won an ATP ranking event since Wimbledon in 2013.

Britons Daniel Cox and Naomi Broady, who lost their first-round qualifiers in straight sets, will not be participating in the main draw.

Cox, 23, suffered a 6-3 6-3 defeat by Serbia's Filip Krajinovic and was on court for just 69 minutes, while 24 year old Broady, who is part of the qualifying draw for a third consecutive year, lost 7-5 (8-6) 7-6 (7-2) to American Tornado Alicia Black in two hours and 16 minutes.

Meanwhile, Britons James Ward, Daniel Evans and Daniel Smethurst will play their first-round qualifiers in New York on Wednesday.

The list of men's top 16 seeds is as follows:

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.

(Posted on 20-08-2014)

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