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US Open 2021: What are the official ATP and WTA rankings?

With this years' US Open underway, singles players are being cut from the main draw day by day. Scroll down to check the remaining players' rankings.

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US Open 2021: What are the official ATP and WTA rankings?
ANGELA WEISS AFP

Since the 2021 US Open kicked off on Monday, 30 August at the Billie Kean King USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY, lots of players who qualified for the main draw have been cut off, including top seeds, who found themselves eliminated earlier than expected. 

Both women and men singles main draw started the final Slam of the season with 32 top seeds. However, remaining top seeds have decreased by nearly 50% in men singles with 11 of the top ranked losing their games in round 1. Among the unexpected eliminations were eighth seed Casper Ruud who lost to world no.117 Botic Van De Zandschulp, Tokyo medalist Pablo Carreño, defeated by Maxime Cressy, ranked 115 and highly fancied Alex de Minaur who lost to Taylor Fritz.

Nevertheless, a positive surprise was Carlos Alcaraz's win over top seed Cameron Norrie in round 1. The 18-year-old Spanish promise will certainly be one of the Next-Gen top picks.

It's no surprise Djokovic is the odds-on favorite to claim the title with the Serbian player set to surpass Federer and Nadal in Grand Slam titles. The Belgrade born has his eyes set on the glory and opponents will have to be on their best tennis to stop this historic moment from happening.

Medvedev and Zverev come as second and third favorite respectively and both will look to provide stern opposition to Djokovic's dominance.

ATP Ranking

Player Ranking
Novak Djokovic 1
Daniil Medvedev 2
Stefanos Tsitsipas 3
Alexander Zverev 4
Andrey Rublev 7
Matteo Berretini 8
Denis Shapovalov 10
Hubert Hurkacz 13
Diego Schwartzman 14
Felix Auger-Aliassime 15
Jannik Sinner 16
Gael Monfils 20
Roberto Bautista 21
Aslan Karatsev 24
Reilly Opelka 25
Daniel Evans 27
Cameron Norrie 29
Filip Krajinovik 38
Francis Tiafoe 50
Pablo Andujar 74
Alexei Popyrin 73
Alex Molcan 138
Facundo Bagnis 80
Botic Van de Zandschulp 117
Carlos Alcaraz 55
Peter Gojowczyk 141
Henri Laaksonen 130
Roberto Carballes 95
Lloyd Harris 46
Ernesto Escobedo 178
Lorenzo Musetti 60
Nikoloz Basilashvili 39
Maxime Cressy 151
Zachary Svajda 716
Jack Sock 184
Albert Ramos- Vinolas 48
Corentin Moutet 88
Ilya Ivashka 53
Vasek Pospisil 58
Oscar Otte 144
Denis Kudla 92
Andreas Seppi 89
Taylor Fritz 42
Jenson Brooksby 99
Jordan Thompson 59
Mackenzie McDonald 61
Kei Nishikori 56
Tallon Griekspoor 121

Women's seeds

Ashleigh Barty of Australia returns the ball against Vera Zvonareva of Russia during her Women's Singles first round match on Day Two

On the other hand, women's results went much as expected, with just five seeds dropping out in the first two rounds. Young American Coco Gauff lost against Sloane Stephen in round 2, while Muchova who was expected to advance further in the draw, was eliminated by Spanish Sara Sorribes in straight sets. 

WTA Ranking

Player Ranking
Asleigh Barty 1
Aryna Sablenka 2
Naomi Osaka 3
Karolina Pliskova 4
Elina Svitolina 5
Bianca Andreescu 7
Iga Swiatek 8
Barbora Krejcikova 9
Garbiñe Muguruza 10
Petra Kvitova 11
Belinda Bencic 12
Simona Halep 13
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 15
Elise Mertens 16
Angelique Kerber 17
Maria Sakkari 18
Victoria Azarenka 19
Elena Rybakina 20
Ons Jabeur 21
Cori Gauff 23
Jessica Pegula 25
Paula Badosa 26
Daria Kasatkina 27
Danielle Collins 29
Anett Kontaveit 28
Petra Martic 32
Clara Tauson 78
Shelby Rogers 43
Sorana Cirstea 39
Sara Sorribes Tormo 41
Su-wei Hsieh 81
Shuai Zhang 83
Emma Raducano 150
Martina Trevisan 106
Misaki Doi 97
Jil Teichman 44
Fiona Ferro 74
Amanda Anisimova 75
Ajla Tomljanovic 46
Varvara Gracheva 82
Karolina Schmiedlova 93
Krystina Pliskova 73
Katerina Siniakova 53
Greet Minnen 104
Liudmila Samsonova 52
Lauren Davis 98
Anhelina Kalinina 76
Sloane Stephens 66
Kamilla Rakhimova 115

Moreover, Cincinnati winner and world no. 1 Ashleigh Barty remains top favorite to win the women's title with Naomi Osaka looking to offer a challenge to the 25-year-old.