The USTA Made A Statement on Impact of Andy Murray’s Withdrawal on the 2017 US Open Men’s Singles Draw !
NEW YORK(SMI-WIRE,08.26-09.10.17)The USTA made a Statement on Impact of world ranked #2 Andy Murray’s withdrawal from the 2017 US Open Men’s Singles Draw two days prior to the start of the 2017 US Open Tennis Championship @ Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY.
Under Grand Slam rules:
Any vacancy created by the withdrawal of a seed prior to the release of the Order of Play for the first day of the Main Draw shall be filled as follows:
If the withdrawal is among seeds 1 to 4: the 5th seed is moved into the open position; the 5th position shall be filled by the 17th seed; and the 17th position shall be filled by the next-highest ranked player eligible to be seeded.
For the 2017 US Open Men’s Singles Draw, this means that No. 5 seed Marin Cilic moves to Murray’s position and will play Tennys Sandgren. Sam Querrey moves to Cilic’s position and will play Gilles Simon. Philipp Kohlschreiber replaces Querrey and will play Tim Smyczek.
Lucky loser Lukas Lacko has now gained entry to the men’s singles main draw.