Injured or not, Djokovic expected to shoulder the load

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Injured or not, Djokovic expected to shoulder the load

Top-seeded, top-ranked Serb the favorite at the U.S. Open
Given how great – nearly perfect, actually – Novak Djokovic’s 2011 has been so far, plenty of people figure he’s the man to beat at the U.S. Open, which will start Monday.
“Considering the schedule that is very busy in tennis, it’s kind of normal to expect that at some stage you are exhausted,” said Novak Djokovic, who had to withdraw from the final of the Cincinnati Masters last week with a shoulder injury.

Injured or not, Djokovic expected to shoulder the load

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Given how great – nearly perfect, actually – Novak Djokovic’s 2011 has been so far, plenty of people figure he’s the man to beat at the U.S. Open, which will start Monday.
TEN
“Considering the schedule that is very busy in tennis, it’s kind of normal to expect that at some stage you are exhausted,” said Novak Djokovic, who had to withdraw from the final of the Cincinnati Masters last week with a shoulder injury.
U.S. Open

Aug. 29-Sept. 11
The Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows, New York
Men’s Seeds
1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
3. Roger Federer, Switzerland
4. Andy Murray, Britain
5. David Ferrer, Spain
6. Robin Soderling, Sweden
7. Gael Monfils, France
8. Mardy Fish, United States
9. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic
10. Nicolas Almagro, Spain
11. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France
12. Gilles Simon, France
13. Richard Gasquet, France
14. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland
15. Viktor Troicki, Serbia
16. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia
17. Jurgen Melzer, Austria
18. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina
19. Fernando Verdasco, Spain
20. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia
21. Andy Roddick, United States
22. Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine
23. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic
24. Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentina
25. Feliciano Lopez, Spain
26. Florian Mayer, Germany
27. Marin Cilic, Croatia
28. John Isner, United States
29. Michael Llodra, France
30. Ivan Ljubicic, Croatia
31. Marcel Granollers, Spain
32. Ivan Dodig, Croatia
Women’s Seeds
1. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark
2. Vera Zvonareva, Russia
3. Maria Sharapova, Russia
4. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus
5. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic
6. Li Na, China
7. Francesca Schiavone, Italy
8. Marion Bartoli, France
9. Sam Stosur, Australia
10. Andrea Petkovic, Germany
11. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia
12. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland
13. Peng Shuai, China
14. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia
15. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
16. Ana Ivanovic, Serbia
17. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia
18. Roberta Vinci, Italy
19. Julia Goerges, Germany
20. Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium
21. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia
22. Sabine Lisicki, Germany
23. Shahar Peer, Israel
24. Nadia Petrova, Russia
25. Maria Kirilenko, Russia
26. Flavia Pennetta, Italy
27. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic
28. Serena Williams, United States
29. Jarmila Gajdosova, Australia
30. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain
31. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia
32. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Spain

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