Juan Martin del Potro headlines U.S. Open wild cards
Olympic silver medalist Juan Martin del Potro headlines the list of the men and women that have been selected as wild cards for the 2016 U.S. Open.
Del Potro is coming off a surprise performance in Rio, as the Argentinean knocked off Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on his way to winning a silver medal.
He won the U.S. Open in 2009 as a 20-year-old, but has undergone three surgeries on his left wrist. He is currently ranked No. 141.
The women are led by American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who teamed up with Jack Sock to win the gold medal in mixed doubles. Mattek-Sand is one of the best doubles players in the world, winning at the Australian and French Opens in 2015, and has ranked as high as No. 30 in singles.
A pair of Division I national champions, Danielle Collins and Mackenzie McDonald, have also been selected.
The main draw of the U.S. Open runs from Aug. 29-Sept. 11. The qualifying tournament begins on Aug. 23.
See the full list of wild cards below:
No. 103 Rajeev Ram
No. 116 Bjorn Fratangelo
No. 123 Frances Tiafoe
No. 141 Juan Martin del Potro
No. 207 Ernesto Escobedo
No. 386 Michael Mmoh
No. 416 Mackenzie McDonald
No. 88 Vania King
No. 102 Lauren Davis
No. 109 Bethanie Mattek-Sands
No. 165 Virginie Razzano
No. 246 Sofia Kenin
No. 424 Kayla Day