Roger Federer, Naomi Osaka entered in U.S. Open

7/21/2021 5:20:53 PM EST

Men's icon Roger Federer and women's star Naomi Osaka are among the entrants for the upcoming U.S. Open, the USTA announced Wednesday.

Federer, from Switzerland, is ranked ninth in the world. He is missing the Olympics because of a knee injury but aims to be recovered when U.S. Open play begins late next month. Osaka, the defending U.S. champion from Japan, has been away from the WTA to deal with mental health issues.

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia and No. 3 Rafael Nadal of Spain are also part of the men's field. No. 6 Dominic Thiem of Austria is the defending champion.

Djokovic, Nadal and Federer share the men's Grand Slam titles lead at 20 apiece.

Osaka withdrew from the French Open in late May and didn't play at Wimbledon. The world No. 2 is set to return to WTA play in August at the National Bank Open in Montreal.

Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam champion. She is joined in the women's field by 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams (ranked 16th) and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia, who is coming off a title at Wimbledon.

Seedings will be announced at a later date. The U.S. Open is slated from Aug. 30 to Sept. 12 at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in New York, with fans welcomed back at 100% capacity.

--Field Level Media

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