Last Slam of the season, here's how things look:
Djokovic, Wawrinka, Nishikori out which means that as of today (right after the Cincinnati final) these are the seeds:
No update on Federer, Murray, Cilic and Raonic so far but from what I've heard Fed is fine and Murray will probably play.
To be honest not a lot going on outside of the top 8 with the exception of Kyrgios (15) and Del Potro (25). Because Kyrgios is ranked 15th he will be drawn with a top 4 seed in the 4th round - could be Federer, Nadal, Murray or Zverev...this should be the only really important match before the QF. Del Potro seeded 25th so he''ll be drawn with a 5-8 seed in the 3rd round. We could have a Del Potro-Dimitrov 3rd round for example.
2) Favorites (after Cincinnat) - thanks to @falstaff78 for noticing the changes:
Depends on the bookmaker but more or less like this:
Federer - 2,5
Nadal - 3,5
Zverev - 8
Murray - 8
Dimitrov/Kyrgios/Cilic - 15
Raonic/Del Potro/Thiem - 20
A lot on the line for both Federer-Nadal because they are gunning for the YE#1 spot. Because Murray decided to play we could see a Fedal SF instead of the final.