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The men’s US Open 2022 is just a day away, and the draw has been official for several days now. For this reason, we know exactly who the seeds are, as well as where they are placed in the draw. There are a total of 32 seeds for the event this year, as has been common in previous US Open tournaments. And my goal here is to share information about the best seeds for you to browse.
For this reason, instead of giving an overview of the full list of seeds, I will focus here on the first five seeds. This is because the top five seeds theoretically have a good chance of winning the event. However, I will also mention other guys who are not ranked in the top 5 but still have a good chance of winning the title.
So without further ado, let’s start by identifying the men’s top seeds of the US Open 2022, or the top five at least!
2022 US Open Men’s Seeds
As mentioned earlier, 32 men are seeded at the tournament this year. But as also stated, I’d rather focus on the top five for the sake of giving you a detailed breakdown. You can always check out the full seed list on the main US Open website, but that’s up to you. Here I want to cover the top five guys, so let me get the ball rolling right now with the world number one:
Daniil Medvedev – Seed 1
Medvedev is a two-time finalist, and in one of those finals he won. Medvedev happens to be the current US Open title holder. And I’m sure he would love to defend his title at the 2022 US Open. Of course, this man is ranked number 1 in the world right now, and he’s number 1 for a reason. Medvedev has a fantastic game both defensively and offensively, and his serve is a huge weapon on the faster hard courts at Flushing Meadows.
Rafael Nadal – Seed 2
This man doesn’t really need an introduction these days, but I’m going to give one anyway. Rafael Nadal has won the US Open a total of four times, so he’s had a lot of success on these courts in the past. The most recent title for Nadal came in 2019, where he actually beat current defending champion Daniil Medvedev. And since being seeded 2nd at the 2022 US Open, he’s been placed at the very bottom of the table. I just hope his body holds up for the next two weeks so we don’t have a repeat of Wimbledon earlier this year.
Carlos Alcaraz – Seed 3
Alcaraz is seeded 3rd this year, and unlike the first two guys, he is yet to win a Grand Slam in his career. Then again, he is still only a teenager. But nevertheless, Alcaraz was seeded 3rd due to their world number 4 ranking. Zverev’s absence propelled him and Nadal into the top seeds as Zverev is the world number 2. .
I have a feeling he really needs to break through at the Grand Slam level to pan out as the next big thing, though. Sure, he’s got huge talent, but winning a Grand Slam would really boost the hype.
Stefanos Tsitsipas – Seed 4
Tsitsipas is no stranger to the big scene these days. He’s been around for several years and he’s definitely one of the best players around. However, just like Alcaraz, Tsitsipas has yet to manage to win at Grand Slam level. He came very close to Roland-Garros in 2021, but a man named Novak Djokovic prevented that from happening. That said, the US Open has not been a tournament where Tsitsipas has excelled in the past. He hasn’t made it past the third round yet, but he made it to the final in Cincinnati last week. So it looks like it’s peaking at the right time.
Casper Ruud – Seed 5
Finally, coming to number five, we have Casper Ruud. There’s a lot of hype and talk around Ruud’s potential, but he’s still seen as a mostly clay-court player. Again, Ruud has beaten many top players on hard courts. And he made the Miami Masters final earlier this year. So it’s clear that he can make deep draws at these bigger tournaments. Although like Tsitsipas, the 3rd round of the US Open was his best performance in New York to date.
Other seeds with potential at US Open 2022
Now that I’ve covered the top guys, let me cover three guys who are also top seeds who have an outside chance of winning the tournament.
Nick Kyrgios – Seed 23
Kyrgios seems to be a new player this year. And that has been the case since winning the doubles title at the 2022 Australian Open. He backed that up by making the Wimbledon final, followed by his title run in Washington DC. If he were to keep his form and his composure, Kyrgios could be a huge threat.
Taylor Fritz – Seed 10
As the highest-ranked American playing at home, Fritz needed only to be mentioned. He’s also been solid all year. Fritz won the Indian Wells Masters on hard courts and made quarterbacks at Wimbledon. And as you can see here, he enters the top 10 seeds at the US Open 2022.
Cameron Norrie – Seed 7
Last but not least, I had to mention Cameron Norrie. This man works and works on the court, and his stamina is remarkable. He may not be the greatest ball striker, but he boasts plenty of victories in fitness and on-court work. So for me, Norrie is a potential dark horse at the US Open this year.