New York, USA, 22 August 2012 | AP/DPA

Roger Federer will be the top-seeded men’s player at next week’s US Open.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion was ranked No.1 in the ATP rankings released on Monday.

Defending champ Novak Djokovic is seeded second and Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray third.

With Rafael Nadal missing the event due to knee problems, fellow Spaniard David Ferrer is the No.4 seed.

Federer has won five titles at Flushing Meadows, tied for most in the Open era.

He won at Wimbledon this year, a result that returned him to the top of the rankings.

The 32 men’s seeds named for the US Open are as follows:

1. Roger Federer, Switzerland

2. Novak Djokovic, Serbia

3. Andy Murray, Britain

4. David Ferrer, Spain

5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France

6. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic

7. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina

8. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia

9. John Isner, US

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, US

21. Tommy Haas, Germany

22. Florian Mayer, Germany

23. Mardy Fish, US

24. Marcel Granollers, Spain

25. Fernando Verdasco, Spain

26. Andreas Seppi, Italy

27. Sam Querrey, US

28. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia

29. Viktor Troicki, Serbia

30. Feliciano Lopez, Spain

31. Julien Benneteau, France

32. Jeremy Chardy, France