Nadal named top seed for U.S. Open

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Flushing, NY - Rafael Nadal will seek his first U.S. Open title and a career grand slam as the top-seeded player in the tournament, as the men's seedings for tennis' final major of 2010 were announced on Monday.

Nadal, the World No.1 ranked player and eight-time grand slam champ, has already won the French Open and Wimbledon titles this year and was previously the top-seeded player in this event in 2008 but lost to Scot Andy Murray in the semifinals.

The man who won the title that year was Swiss superstar Roger Federer, a five-time U.S. Open champ who garnered the No. 2 seed this year. Federer lost in the finals last year to Juan Martin del Potro, who is unable to defend his crown due to a right wrist injury that required surgery in May.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic, the 2007 U.S. Open runner-up, is seeded fourth, Murray grabbed the four seed and Robin Soderling of Sweden is fifth.

Nikolay Davydenko, Tomas Berdych, Fernando Verdasco, Andy Roddick, and David Ferrer round out the top-10. Roddick's only grand slam victory came here in 2003.

The U.S. Open seeds were determined by the ATP Tour rankings. The singles draws will be announced on Thursday.


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