Andy Murray seeded third

  • Last Updated: August 21 2012, 22:28 BST

British star Andy Murray has been seeded third for the US Open, which starts on Monday.

Andy Murray: Third seed in New York for the US Open

As expected, the seedings stuck rigidly to the world ranking list when they were annouced on Tuesday.

Five-time winner Roger Federer is therefore the top seed with defending champion Novak Djokovic seeded to meet him in the final.

Olympic champion Murray is the third seed - one place higher than his ranking due to Rafael Nadal's injury withdrawal. He will be hoping to follow his gold medal in London with a first Grand Slam title in New York, thus ending a 76-year wait for a British male singles winner at the highest level.

Spain's David Ferrer completes the top four seeds, while John Isner is the leading American seed at number nine.

The women's seedings are expected to be announced on Wednesday when it is likely Victoria Azarenka will be the top seed.

The draw for both singles events takes place in New York on Thursday at 1700 BST.

Full seeding list:

1. Roger Federer, Switzerland

2. Novak Djokovic, Serbia

3. Andy Murray, Great Britain

4. David Ferrer, Spain

5. Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, France

6. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic

7. Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentina

8. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia

9. John Isner, United States

10. Juan Monaco, Argentina

11. Nicolas Almagro, Spain

12. Marin Cilic, Croatia

13. Richard Gasquet, France

14. Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine

15. Milos Raonic, Canada

16. Gilles Simon, France

17. Kei Nishikori, Japan

18. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland

19. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany

20. Andy Roddick, United States

21. Tommy Haas, Germany

22. Florian Mayer, Germany

23. Mardy Fish, United States

24. Marcel Granollers, Spain

25. Fernando Verdasco, Spain

26. Andreas Seppi, Italy

27. Sam Querrey, United States

28. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia

29. Viktor Troicki, Serbia

30. Feliciano Lopez, Spain

31. Julien Benneteau, France

32. Jeremy Chardy, France