US OPEN ‘12: Capsules on top men’s players

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Men to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:

ROGER FEDERER

Seeded: 1

Age: 31

Country: Switzerland

2012 Match Record: 56-7

2012 Singles Titles: 6

Career Singles Titles: 76

Major Titles: 17 _ U.S. Open (‘04, `05, `06, `07, `08), Wimbledon (‘03, `04, `05, `06, `07, `09, `12), Australian Open (‘04, `06, `07, `10), French Open (‘09),

Last 5 U.S. Opens: `11-Lost in Semifinals, `10-SF, `09-F, `08-Won Championship, `07-W

Topspin: Won five consecutive U.S. Open championships _ and 40 matches in a row at Flushing Meadows _ before his streak ended with a loss against Juan Martin del Potro in 2009 final; then lost in semifinals against Novak Djokovic each of past two years. … Playing in 52nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament, longest active streak. … Reached at least the quarterfinals at a record 33 consecutive majors. … Leads ATP World Tour with six titles in 2012.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC

Seeded: 2

Age: 25

Country: Serbia

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