World quantity two Alexander Zverev has withdrawn from the US Open as he continues to recuperate from torn ankle ligaments suffered throughout his French Open semi-final in opposition to Rafael Nadal.
Germany’s Zverev, 25, was not anticipated to have the ability to play after needing surgical procedure in early June.
The 2020 US Open runner-up formally pulled out of the occasion on Monday.
Britain’s Cameron Norrie, who reached the Wimbledon semi-finals, strikes as much as eighth seed.
It means the 26-year-old left-hander wouldn’t have the ability to face a higher-ranked opponent till at the least the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam event, which begins in New York on 29 August.
Spain’s world quantity three Nadal, who final week misplaced in his solely match since pulling out of Wimbledon with an belly harm, can be seeded second behind Russia’s defending champion Daniil Medvedev.