USTA Press Release, August 4, 2020
The USTA today announced that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia and seven of the world’s Top 10 headline the initial men’s singles entry list for the 2020 US Open, set to be played August 31-September 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
Joining Djokovic, a three-time US Open champion, among the Top-10 players on the entry list are No. 3 Dominic Thiem, of Austria; No. 5 Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, a 2019 US Open finalist; No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece; No. 7 Alexander Zverev, of Germany; No. 8 Matteo Berrettini, of Italy; and No. 10 David Goffin, of Belgium. No. 4 Roger Federer, of Switzerland, had previously withdrawn from all remaining competition this year with a right knee injury. No. 37 Marin Cilic, of Croatia, the 2014 US Open champion, is also entered.
After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it.
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) August 4, 2020
Sumit Nagal (IND), ranked No. 127, is the last man to receive direct entry into the field of 128. Three players used a protected ranking to gain entry: No. 71 Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE), No. 83 Mackenzie McDonald (USA) and No. 119 Jack Sock (USA). Eight additional wild card entries will be selected by the USTA.
The 13 Americans who received direct entry into this year’s tournament are No. 21 John Isner, of Greensboro, N.C.; No. 24 Taylor Fritz, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; No. 39 Reilly Opelka, of Delray Beach, Fla.; No. 45 Sam Querrey, of Las Vegas; No. 55 Tennys Sandgren, of Gallatin, Tenn.; No. 57 Tommy Paul, of Delray Beach, Fla.; No. 63 Steve Johnson, of Redondo Beach, Calif.; No. 81 Frances Tiafoe, of Hyattsville, Md.; No. 83 Mackenzie McDonald, of Orlando, Fla.; No. 102 Marcos Giron, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; No. 111 Denis Kudla, of Arlington, Va.; No. 119 Jack Sock, of Kansas City, Mo.; and No. 126 Bradley Klahn, of Los Angeles.
Thirteen Grand Slam Champions Entered Into 2020 US Open Women’s Singles Field
13 Grand Slam singles champions and nine of the Top 10 women in the world headline the initial women’s singles entry list for the 2020 US Open.
The field is led by No. 2 Simona Halep, of Romania, a two-time Grand Slam champion; No. 3 Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic; No. 4 Sofia Kenin, of the United States, the 2020 Australian Open champion; No. 5 Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine; No. 6 Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, the defending US Open women’s singles champion; No. 7 Kiki Bertens, of the Netherlands; No. 8 Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland; No. 9 Serena Williams, of the United States, a six-time US Open and 23-time Grand Slam champion; and No. 10 Naomi Osaka, of Japan, the 2018 US Open and two-time Grand Slam champion.
Eight additional Grand Slam champions are entered into the field, including: No. 12 Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, a two-time Grand Slam champion; No. 16 Garbine Muguruza, of Spain, a two-time Grand Slam champion; No. 21 Angelique Kerber, of Germany, the 2016 US Open and two-time Grand Slam champion; No. 32 Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, the 2004 US Open and two-time Grand Slam champion; No. 37 Sloane Stephens, of the United States, the 2017 US Open champion; No. 41 Jelena Ostapenko, of Latvia, the 2017 French Open champion; No. 58 Victoria Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam champion; and No. 67 Venus Williams, of the United States, a two-time US Open and seven-time Grand Slam champion.
No. 127 Lizette Cabrera, of Australia, is the last player to receive direct entry into the women’s singles field. Four players entered using protected rankings: No. 78 Vera Zvonareva (RUS), a former world No. 2; No. 85 Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR); No. 120 Vera Lapko (BLR); and No. 123 Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL). Eight additional wild card entries will be selected by the USTA.
The 19 Americans who received direct entry into this year’s tournament are No. 4 Sofia Kenin, of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; No. 9 Serena Williams, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; No. 13 Madison Keys, of Orlando, Fla.; No. 19 Alison Riske, of Pittsburgh; No. 29 Amanda Anisimova, of Aventura, Fla.; No. 37 Sloane Stephens, of Plantation, Fla.; No. 48 Jennifer Brady, of Orlando, Fla.; No. 51 Danielle Collins, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; No. 52 Coco Gauff, of Delray Beach, Fla.; No. 60 Bernarda Pera, of Tenafly, N.J.; No. 62 Lauren Davis, of Gates Mills, Ohio; No. 67 Venus Williams, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; No. 73 Taylor Townsend, of Atlanta; No. 79 Madison Brengle, of Dover, Del.; No. 80 Jessica Pegula, of Buffalo; No. 88 Christina McHale, of Teaneck, N.J.; No. 96 Kristie Ahn, of Upper Saddle River, N.J.; No. 113 Shelby Rogers, of Charleston, S.C.; and No. 124 Caty McNally, of Cincinnati.