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British no 1 Andy Murray seeded No 8 at US Open

New York: British No 1 Andy Murray has been seeded eighth for this year's US Open (Aug 5-Sep 8). Murray, who has struggled to find consistency on the court since returning to the game after undergoing back surgery in September last year, is seeded one place higher than his current world ranking.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray 

The Scot made the semi-finals of this year's French Open but was knocked out of the Australian Open and Wimbledon at the quarter-final stage.

With Rafael Nadal unable to defend his title due to a wrist injury, World No 1 Novak Djokovic is the men's top seed, with five-times US Open champion Roger Federer No 2, which means the arch-rivals could meet in this year's final at Flushing Meadows.

Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka is no 3 third, with Spain's David Ferrer 4 and Milos Raonic 5. Czech Tomas Berdych is 6th, and Grigor Dimitrov 7th. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (9th) and Kei Nishikori (10th) complete the the top 10.

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