Top-ranked Novak Djokovic leads the U.S. Open men’s singles entry list, a field that lacks Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic, a three-time U.S. Open champion and 17-time Grand Slam singles champion, is three majors behind Federer’s male record and two behind Nadal.
Federer is out of the tournament after undergoing a right knee procedure. Nadal opted not to defend his title due to travel concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Djokovic’s biggest threats should be young players seeking their first major title -- Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev.
The U.S. Open starts as scheduled Aug. 31 without fans.
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