Federer, Osaka amongst headliners at upcoming U.S. Open | CBC Sports activities

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Roger Federer, who withdrew from the Olympics due to a knee damage, and Naomi Osaka, who skipped Wimbledon and withdrew from the French Open due to psychological well being issues, are each within the singles fields for the U.S. Open.

The USTA introduced the fields Wednesday for the event that runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 12 in New York.

Federer misplaced within the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. Osaka has not performed a match since withdrawing after the primary spherical in Paris.

The entry lists embrace gamers who make the sector routinely. Gamers nonetheless can withdraw from the event.

Prime-ranked Novak Djokovic, who received the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon, can be in search of to change into the third man to win all 4 Grand Slam singles titles in the identical yr. Don Budge in 1938 and Rod Laver in 1969 are the others. 

Djokovic can also be taking part in on the Tokyo Olympics and will change into the primary man to finish a “Golden Slam.” Steffi Graf did it in 1988.

Wimbledon champion and No. 1-ranked Ash Barty headlines the ladies’s subject. Osaka, the defending U.S. Open champion, is ranked second forward of Aryna Sabalenka, a Wimbledon semifinalist, and Sofia Kenin, the 2020 Australian Open champion.

This week’s ATP and WTA rankings had been used to find out the entry lists. Seedings can be introduced nearer to the beginning of the event.

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