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Novak Djokovic enters the 2020 U.S. Open in the best form of any player.
The top seed in the men’s singles draw is undefeated in 2020, and thanks to that form, he is an overwhelming favorite to win his 18th Grand Slam title. Djokovic is more than deserving of his status, but he could be susceptible to an upset later in the tournament against one of the rising stars in the men’s game.
The women’s singles draw has a more level playing field, with seven major champions among the 32 seeded players.
With the field so tough, the top contenders to make the final in New York could be the ones with the easiest paths to the second week at the USTA National Tennis Center.
Whichever players finish the tournament as champions will walk away from the court with $3 million prizes from a $39 million