Following Andy Murray’s withdrawal from the US Open on Saturday, the USTA provided the following statement:
Under Grand Slam rules:
Any vacancy created by the withdrawal of a seed prior to the release of the Order of Play for the first day of the Main Draw shall be filled as follows:
If the withdrawal is among seeds 1 to 4: the 5th seed is moved into the open position; the 5th position shall be filled by the 17th seed; and the 17th position shall be filled by the next-highest ranked player eligible to be seeded.
For the 2017 US Open Men’s Singles Draw, this means that No. 5 seed Marin Cilic moves to Murray’s position and will play Tennys Sandgren. Sam Querrey moves to Cilic’s position and will play Gilles Simon. Philipp Kohlschreiber replaces Querrey and will play Tim Smyczek.
Lucky loser Lukas Lacko has now gained entry to the men’s singles main draw.