Murray set for Federer showdown
Andy Murray has been named as the third seed for the US Open and therefore could meet Roger Federer in the semi-finals.
The seedings for the last major of the year have predominantly followed the world rankings, although Olympic champion Murray is seeded one place higher than his current ranking due to Rafael Nadal's withdrawal.
World number one Federer is the top seed for the New York tournament and is certain to be in the Scot's half of the draw when it is announced on Thursday.
Murray is looking to follow up his gold medal at London 2012 by winning his first Grand Slam, ending Britain's 76-year wait for a major champion in the process.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic is the second seed for the US Open, meaning he will not be able to met Federer until the final.
Spain's David Ferrer completes the top four seeds, while John Isner is the highest-ranked American at number nine, with compatriot and former champion Andy Roddick 20th.
The seedings for the women's competition are expected to be announced on Wednesday, with Victoria Azarenka likely to be the top seed.