2020 US Open – Men's Singles

Dominic Thiem won his first major title, defeating Alexander Zverev in the final, 2–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(8–6) to capture the Men's Singles tennis title at the 2020 US Open. He became the first player in the Open Era to win from two sets down in a US Open final, the first male player to win from two sets down at the US Open since Pancho Gonzales came back to defeat Ted Schroeder in 1949 and the first at any major event since Gastón Gaudio defeated Guillermo Coria in the 2004 French Open final. Both players served for the championship in the final set (Zverev at 5–3 and Thiem at 6–5), but both were broken at 30.

This was the first time in history that the US Open final was decided by a fifth set tie-break, 50 years after it was introduced in 1970. Thiem's victory made him the first Austrian player to win a Grand Slam singles title since Thomas Muster at the 1995 French Open, the first male player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam singles title and the first new Grand Slam tournament singles champion since Marin Čilić won the 2014 tournament. The gap between Čilić and Thiem's titles was the longest between two new Grand Slam singles champions in the history of men's tennis, surpassing the previous longest gap between Juan Martín del Potro and Andy Murray respectively at the 2009 and 2012 editions of the US Open. Coincidentally, all four players would win their respective titles at the same major. This was also the first time in history that four consecutive Grand Slam singles finals were decided in the fifth set.

Zverev became the youngest male finalist at a major championship since Novak Djokovic at the 2010 US Open.

Rafael Nadal was the defending champion, but chose not to participate due to safety concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the short amount of time between the US Open and the rescheduled European clay season. This marked the first time since the 1999 US Open that both Nadal and Roger Federer were absent from a Grand Slam tournament.

There were no qualifiers this year. The ATP rankings valid on August 3 (being the rankings from March 16) were used to determine the main-draw entry list.

World No. 1 Djokovic was disqualified from the tournament during his fourth-round match against Pablo Carreño Busta. After being broken to trail 6–5 in the first set, Djokovic hit a ball towards the baseline before the commencement of the following game. This ball accidentally hit a lineswoman in the throat. Djokovic's unbeaten 26–0 2020 season, as well as his 29-match winning streak (extending back to the 2019 Davis Cup Finals), ended as a result. This confirmed that someone born after the 1980s would win a men's singles Grand Slam tournament and Djokovic became the first player to be defaulted from such a tournament since Stefan Koubek at the 2000 French Open. Koubek threw his racket and hit a ballboy during his second-round match against Attila Sávolt, following three previous warnings for coaching and unsportsmanlike conduct.

Djokovic's ejection from the tournament ensured there would be a guaranteed first-time Grand Slam finalist in the top half of the draw. His disqualification also meant this would be the first Grand Slam tournament since the 2004 French Open to not feature either Djokovic, Federer or Nadal in the semifinals, the first tournament since the 2003 Wimbledon Championships in which none of the quarterfinalists had previously won a Grand Slam tournament and the first Grand Slam men's singles tournament not to have been won by Djokovic, Federer or Nadal since Stan Wawrinka defeated Djokovic in the 2016 US Open final. This also guaranteed a maiden Grand Slam champion in men's singles for the first time since the 2014 tournament, when Čilić defeated fellow first-time finalist Kei Nishikori in straight sets. Additionally, it meant this would be the first Grand Slam won by someone under the age of 30 since the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds

01.  SerbiaNovak Djokovic (Fourth round, defaulted)
02.  AustriaDominic Thiem (Champion)
03.  RussiaDaniil Medvedev (Semifinals)
04.  GreeceStefanos Tsitsipas (Third round)
05.  GermanyAlexander Zverev (Final)
06.  ItalyMatteo Berrettini (Fourth round)
07.  BelgiumDavid Goffin (Fourth round)
08.  SpainRoberto Bautista Agut (Third round)
09.  ArgentinaDiego Schwartzman (First round)
10.  RussiaAndrey Rublev (Quarterfinals)
11.  RussiaKaren Khachanov (Third round)
12.  CanadaDenis Shapovalov (Quarterfinals)
13.  ChileCristian Garín (Second round)
14.  BulgariaGrigor Dimitrov (Second round)
15.  CanadaFélix Auger-Aliassime (Fourth round)
16.  United StatesJohn Isner (First round)
17.  FranceBenoît Paire (Withdrew due to positive COVID-19 test)
18.  SerbiaDušan Lajović (First round)
19.  United StatesTaylor Fritz (Third round)
20.  SpainPablo Carreño Busta (Semifinals)
21.  AustraliaAlex de Minaur (Quarterfinals)
22.  Georgia (country)Nikoloz Basilashvili (First round)
23.  United KingdomDan Evans (Second round)
24.  PolandHubert Hurkacz (Second round)
25.  CanadaMilos Raonic (Second round)
26.  SerbiaFilip Krajinović (Third round)
27.  CroatiaBorna Ćorić (Quarterfinals)
28.  GermanyJan-Lennard Struff (Third round)
29.  ArgentinaGuido Pella (First round)
30.  NorwayCasper Ruud (Third round)
31.  CroatiaMarin Čilić (Third round)
32.  FranceAdrian Mannarino (Third round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Draw

Key

Finals

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
                     
20SpainPablo Carreño Busta3777706
12CanadaDenis Shapovalov6656463
20SpainPablo Carreño Busta66343
5GermanyAlexander Zverev32666
27CroatiaBorna Ćorić665613
5GermanyAlexander Zverev177776
5GermanyAlexander Zverev664366
2AustriaDominic Thiem246678
10RussiaAndrey Rublev66365
3RussiaDaniil Medvedev78677
3RussiaDaniil Medvedev26765
2AustriaDominic Thiem67977
21AustraliaAlex de Minaur124
2AustriaDominic Thiem666

Top half

Section 1

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
1SerbiaN Djokovic666
Bosnia and HerzegovinaD Džumhur1411SerbiaN Djokovic65666
United KingdomK Edmund2776United KingdomK Edmund77342
KazakhstanA Bublik65501SerbiaN Djokovic666
PortugalJ Sousa256128GermanyJ-L Struff331
WCUnited StatesM Mmoh6726WCUnited StatesM Mmoh225
SpainP Martínez05428GermanyJ-L Struff667
28GermanyJ-L Struff6761SerbiaN Djokovic5d
20SpainP Carreño Busta4616620SpainP Carreño Busta6
JapanY Uchiyama6363320SpainP Carreño Busta666
WCUnited StatesM Krueger3676WCUnited StatesM Krueger122
PortugalP Sousa625320SpainP Carreño Busta666
ItalyF Gaio63644LithuaniaR Berankis432
LithuaniaR Berankis77466LithuaniaR Berankis76177
United StatesS Johnson65665677United StatesS Johnson52661
16United StatesJ Isner77377363

Section 2

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
12CanadaD Shapovalov6466
WCUnited StatesS Korda463212CanadaD Shapovalov65666
WCUnited StatesT-S Kwiatkowski66412South KoreaS-w Kwon77442
South KoreaS-w Kwon3776612CanadaD Shapovalov364776
EgyptM Safwat14419United StatesT Fritz636652
FranceG Simon666FranceG Simon532
GermanyD Koepfer7932419United StatesT Fritz766
19United StatesT Fritz6766612CanadaD Shapovalov60666
26SerbiaF Krajinović67767BelgiumD Goffin77343
SwedenM Ymer263326SerbiaF Krajinović666
United StatesM Giron665366United StatesM Giron413
AustraliaM Polmans47764226SerbiaF Krajinović1654
South AfricaL Harris6767BelgiumD Goffin6776
ItalyM Cecchinato452South AfricaL Harris66614
United StatesR Opelka626147BelgiumD Goffin78466
7BelgiumD Goffin77366

Section 3

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
4GreeceS Tsitsipas666
SpainA Ramos Viñolas2114GreeceS Tsitsipas7766
WCUnited StatesM Cressy6266WCUnited StatesM Cressy6234
SlovakiaJ Kovalík16444GreeceS Tsitsipas7746564
ArgentinaJI Londero66727CroatiaB Ćorić6264777
RussiaE Donskoy335ArgentinaJI Londero567723
SpainP Andújar53127CroatiaB Ćorić746566
27CroatiaB Ćorić76627CroatiaB Ćorić766
18SerbiaD Lajović1644AustraliaJ Thompson513
BelarusE Gerasimov6466BelarusE Gerasimov1463
ItalyS Travaglia3462AustraliaJ Thompson6636
AustraliaJ Thompson6646AustraliaJ Thompson766
HungaryA Balázs454KazakhstanM Kukushkin541
KazakhstanM Kukushkin676KazakhstanM Kukushkin66347
WCUnited StatesU Blanch6744213ChileC Garín21665
13ChileC Garín45666

Section 4

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
9ArgentinaD Schwartzman66215
United KingdomC Norrie34667United KingdomC Norrie666
Chinese TaipeiJ Jung66410rArgentinaF Coria344
ArgentinaF Coria24662United KingdomC Norrie62621
SpainA Davidovich Fokina36616SpainA Davidovich Fokina77466
AustriaD Novak64360SpainA Davidovich Fokina6166
GermanyP Gojowczyk34424PolandH Hurkacz4622
24PolandH Hurkacz666SpainA Davidovich Fokina221
32FranceA Mannarino66265GermanyA Zverev666
ItalyL Sonego146332FranceA Mannarino7776
PRUnited StatesJ Sock366477PRUnited StatesJ Sock6552
UruguayP Cuevas64266232FranceA Mannarino77422
ItalyP Lorenzi32635GermanyA Zverev64666
WCUnited StatesB Nakashima6677WCUnited StatesB Nakashima571031
South AfricaK Anderson627355GermanyA Zverev76866
5GermanyA Zverev77567

Bottom half

Section 5

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
6ItalyM Berrettini7766
JapanG Soeda65146ItalyM Berrettini6678
JapanY Sugita343FranceU Humbert4466
FranceU Humbert6666ItalyM Berrettini666
FinlandE Ruusuvuori6364630NorwayC Ruud442
SloveniaA Bedene36161FinlandE Ruusuvuori432r
PRUnited StatesM McDonald6643230NorwayC Ruud663
30NorwayC Ruud446666ItalyM Berrettini6333
AltUnited StatesE Escobedo776610RussiaA Rublev4666
PolandK Majchrzak6323AltUnited StatesE Escobedo6434
ItalyS Caruso4776ItalyS Caruso3666
AustraliaJ Duckworth6552ItalyS Caruso040
JapanT Daniel346110RussiaA Rublev666
FranceG Barrère6636FranceG Barrère2464
FranceJ Chardy44310RussiaA Rublev6677
10RussiaA Rublev666

Section 6

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
14BulgariaG Dimitrov666
United StatesT Paul43114BulgariaG Dimitrov7764641
HungaryM Fucsovics666HungaryM Fucsovics6577366
BoliviaH Dellien331HungaryM Fucsovics232
United StatesF Tiafoe4667United StatesF Tiafoe666
ItalyA Seppi6345United StatesF Tiafoe783166
AustraliaJ Millman666AustraliaJ Millman666633
22Georgia (country)N Basilashvili144United StatesF Tiafoe410
29ArgentinaG Pella26333RussiaD Medvedev666
WCUnited StatesJJ Wolf6066WCUnited StatesJJ Wolf666
SpainF López66543SpainR Carballés Baena243
SpainR Carballés Baena37766WCUnited StatesJJ Wolf332
AustraliaC O'Connell467763RussiaD Medvedev666
SerbiaL Đere64624AustraliaC O'Connell324
ArgentinaF Delbonis1243RussiaD Medvedev666
3RussiaD Medvedev666

Section 7

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
8SpainR Bautista Agut6677
United StatesT Sandgren44638SpainR Bautista Agut6366
ItalyG Mager447862SerbiaM Kecmanović3634
SerbiaM Kecmanović6666368SpainR Bautista Agut56632
CanadaV Pospisil77777CanadaV Pospisil72466
GermanyP Kohlschreiber64563CanadaV Pospisil616776
ArgentinaL Mayer32325CanadaM Raonic773643
25CanadaM Raonic666CanadaV Pospisil6632
21AustraliaA de Minaur66721AustraliaA de Minaur7866
SlovakiaA Martin43521AustraliaA de Minaur66667
CroatiaI Karlović60641FranceR Gasquet43785
FranceR Gasquet7777621AustraliaA de Minaur60466
PRRussiaA Kuznetsov678611RussiaK Khachanov46631
United StatesS Querrey4662PRRussiaA Kuznetsov341
ItalyJ Sinner679206411RussiaK Khachanov666
11RussiaK Khachanov3676677

Section 8

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
15CanadaF Auger-Aliassime6677878
BrazilT Monteiro379666615CanadaF Auger-Aliassime666
United KingdomA Murray4477776United KingdomA Murray234
JapanY Nishioka666564415CanadaF Auger-Aliassime666
FranceC Moutet667FranceC Moutet104
Czech RepublicJ Veselý445FranceC Moutet467777
BrazilT Seyboth Wild216523United KingdomD Evans636561
23United KingdomD Evans667715CanadaF Auger-Aliassime6411
31CroatiaM Čilić6337762AustriaD Thiem7766
United StatesD Kudla77655331CroatiaM Čilić61777
SlovakiaN Gombos666SlovakiaN Gombos36625
MoldovaR Albot41431CroatiaM Čilić2263
IndiaS Nagal66362AustriaD Thiem6636
United StatesB Klahn1361IndiaS Nagal332
SpainJ Munar6630r2AustriaD Thiem666
2AustriaD Thiem7860

Other entry information

Wild cards

Protected ranking

Alternates

Withdrawals

Note

External links

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