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Djokovic, Swiatek named top seeds for Wimbledon; Serena, Murray, Kyrgios among unseeded players

With the All England Club sticking to the world rankings for the seedings, there will be plenty of excitement at Friday’s draw with Serena. Murray and Kyrgios being the most dangerous floaters

Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon 2021 and Iga Swiatek at Roland Garros 2022 Image Credit: Antoine Couvercelle / Panoramic; Federico Pestellini / Panoramic Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon 2021 and Iga Swiatek at Roland Garros 2022 Image Credit: Antoine Couvercelle / Panoramic; Federico Pestellini / Panoramic

Men’s world No 3 Novak Djokovic and women’s world No 1 Iga Swiatek were named the top seeds for the 2022 Wimbledon Championships which begin in London next week as organizers went by the world rankings for the seedings.

With world No 1 Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, being banned and world No 2 Alexander Zverev out of action after a recent surgery, Djokovic moves into the top seed position, followed by Rafael Nadal, who will be gunning for the third leg of the calendar Grand Slam after winning the Australian Open and Roland-Garros.

Norway’s Casper Ruud is seeded third, followed by Stefanos Tsitsipas at No 4 and Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz at No 5. Queen’s Club champion Hubert Hurkacz is seeded seventh, followed by Matteo Berrettini, winner of back-to-back grass court titles in Stuttgart and Halle, at No 8.

Cameron Norrie is the highest seeded British player in the men’s draw at No 9, followed by Dan Evans at No 29. Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray missed out on a seeding and will be among the most dangerous floaters in the men’s draw along with Australia’s Nick Kyrgios.

Men’s seeds for Wimbledon 2022

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Casper Ruud
  4. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  5. Carlos Alcaraz
  6. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  7. Hubert Hurkacz
  8. Matteo Berrettini
  9. Cameron Norrie
  10. Jannik Sinner
  11. Taylor Fritz
  12. Diego Schwartzman
  13. Denis Shapovalov
  14. Marin Cilic
  15. Reilly Opelka
  16. Pablo Carreno Busta
  17. Roberto Basutista Agut
  18. Grigor Dimitrov
  19. Gael Monfils
  20. Alex De Minaur
  21. John Isner
  22. Botic Van de Zandschulp
  23. Nikoloz Basilashvili
  24. Frances Tiafoe
  25. Holger Rune
  26. Miomir Kecmanovic
  27. Filip Krajinovic
  28. Lorenzo Sonego
  29. Dan Evans
  30. Jenson Brooksby
  31. Tommy Paul
  32. Sebastian Baez

Swiatek top seed but no one wants to face Serena in Wimbledon first round

On the women’s side, top-ranked Iga Swiatek, who has won her last 35 matches in a row, is the top seed, followed by Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit at No 2, Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur at No 3 and Spain’s Paula Badosa at No 4.

5 of the top 32 ranked players on the women’s side are unable to play at WImbledon this year on account of the ban on Russian and Belarusian players, the most prominent of them include world No 6 Aryna Sabalenka and two-time Major champion Victoria Azarenka.

2021 Wimbledon runner-up Karolina Pliskova comes in at No 6 while local favourite and US Open champion Emma Raducanu, who reached the fourthr ound here last year, is seeded 10th.

Former Wimbledon champions Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep are seeded 16th and 17th respectively while two-time former winner Petra Kvitova is at No 26. Seven-time champion Serena Williams, who took a wild card to enter the tournament, is unseeded and will be the player that most of the seeds will be hoping to avoid in the early rounds.

Williams makes her return to the tour at Eastbourne today, playing doubles only with Jabeur, in what will be her first match since Wimbledon in 2021.

Women’s seeds at Wimbledon 2022

  1. Iga Swiatek
  2. Anett Kontaveit
  3. Ons Jabeur
  4. Paula Badosa
  5. Maria Sakkari
  6. Karolina Pliskova
  7. Danielle Collins
  8. Jessica Pegula
  9. Garbine Muguruza
  10. Emma Raducanu
  11. Coco Gauff
  12. Barbora Krejcikova
  13. Jelena Ostapenko
  14. Leylah Fernandez
  15. Belinda Bencic
  16. Angelique Kerber
  17. Simona Halep
  18. Elena Rybakina
  19. Jil Teichmann
  20. Madison Keys
  21. Amanda Anisimova
  22. Camila Giorgi
  23. Martina Trevisan
  24. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  25. Elise Mertens
  26. Petra Kvitova
  27. Soraan Cirstea
  28. Yulia Putintseva
  29. Alison Riske
  30. Anhelina Kalinina
  31. Shleby Rogers
  32. Kaia Kanepi
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