- Associated Press - Monday, August 23, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - Seeking to complete the career Grand Slam, Rafael Nadal will be the top-seeded man when the U.S. Open starts next week, while Roger Federer will come to Flushing Meadows seeded second.

The women’s seedings have been delayed one day because of a rainout of Sunday’s final at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

It appears, however, that Caroline Wozniacki will get the top seed because Serena Williams, the world’s top-ranked player, has withdrawn while recovering from surgery to repair cuts on her right foot.

Also missing will be defending men’s champion Juan Martin del Potro, who remains sidelined because of a lingering wrist injury.


Seeded third for the men is Novak Djokovic, followed by Andy Murray at No. 4.

At No. 9, Andy Roddick is the highest seeded American man.