Wimbledon 2017 – Where the seeds may fall

 

By Ros Satar

  • The All England Club announced the seedings for the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
  • The ‘Big Four’ are the top four seeds in the men’s seedings, adjusted for their rankings on grass
  • Big movers are Den Bosch champion Gilles Muller and Queen’s champion Feliciano Lopez
  • There are no changes to the women’s rankings
  • We break down who is where and who they could face at SW19
LONDON, UK – World No. 1s Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber lock in the top spots as the Wimbledon Seedings are announced

 

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The seeding ‘tradition’ has felt as old as time, but since 2002 it has not been required following an agreement with the ATP.

Instead a formula is used, to more accurately reflect an individual player’s grass court achievements.

  • Take the Emirates ATP Ranking points from 26 June 2017
  • Add 100% of the points earned for all grass court tournaments in the past 12 months
  • Add 75% of points earned for the best grass court tournaments in the 12 months before that

Among those players whose seeding has been bumped this year includes Gilles Muller, promoted to 16th seed and Feliciano Lopez who bumps up to No. 19 seed following their good results this year.

There have been no changes to the current WTA Rankings for the women’s seedings.

 

[1] Andy Murray Angelique Kerber

Defending champion and opposite from the No. 2 seeds

Will face players seeded 25-32 in the third round, 13-16 in the fourth round and 5-8 in the quarter-finals

 

[2] Novak Djokovic Simona Halep

Occupies the bottom place in the draw, opposite from the World No. 1.

Will face players seeded 25-32 in the third round, 13-16 in the fourth round and 5-8 in the quarter-finals.

 

[3] Roger Federer Karolina Pliskova
[4] Rafael Nadal Elina Svitolina

Will face players seeded 25-32 in the third round, 13-16 in the fourth round and 5-8 in the quarter-finals.

 

[5] Stan Wawrinka Caroline Wozniacki
[6] Milos Raonic Johanna Konta
[7] Marin Cilic Svetlana Kuznetsova
[8] Dominic Thiem Dominika Cibulkova

Will face players seeded 25-32 in the third round, 9-12 in the fourth round and 1-4 in the quarter-finals

 

[9] Kei Nishikori Agnieszka Radwanska
[10] Alexander Zverev Venus Williams
[11] Tomas Berdych Petra Kvitova
[12] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Kristina Mladenovic

Will face players seeded 17-24 in the third round and 5-8 in the fourth round

 

[13] Grigor Dimitrov Jelena Ostapenko
[14] Lucas Pouille Garbiñe Muguruza
[15] Gael Monfils Elena Vesnina
[16] Gilles Muller Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Will face players seeded 17-24 in the third round and 1-4 in the fourth round

 

[17] Jack Sock Madison Keys
[18] Roberto Bautista Agut Anastasija Sevastova
[19] Feliciano Lopez Timea Bacsinszky
[20] Nick Kyrgios Daria Gavrilova
[21] Ivo Karlovic Caroline Garcia
[22] Richard Gasquet Barbora Strycova
[23] John Isner Kiki Bertens
[24] Sam Querrey Coco Vandeweghe

Will face players seeded 9-16 in the third round

 

[25] Albert Ramos-Vinolas Carla Suárez Navarro
[26] Steve Johnson Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
[27] Mischa Zverev Ana Konjuh
[28] Fabio Fognini Lauren Davis
[29] Juan Martin Del Potro Daria Kasatkina
[30] Karen Khachanov Zhang Shuai
[31] Fernando Verdasco Roberta Vinci
[32] Paolo Lorenzi Lucie Safarova

Will face seeded 1-8 in the third round.

 

Men’s Singles

All hail the Big Four. In a year of a return for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to Slam winning ways, it feels as through we have stepped back in time. This time last year Novak Djokovic had all four Slams in his paws, and this year he has none, but his more recent record pushes him up the rankings.

Neither he or No. 1 seed Andy Murray come into Wimbledon in the finest of form, so it will be fascinating to see how this weekend pans our after Federer won an unprecedented ninth title in Halle. Nadal withdrew from competing in Queen’s after a packed clay court se4ason which saw him achieve an historic La Decima 10th title at Roland Garros, and of course Murray exited stage right in his opening round.

 

Women’s Singles

Just as for Roland Garros, the women’s field is wide open, with the absence of Serena Williams as defending champion. Injuries have delayed the preparations of the top four seeds with Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep opting to take wildcards into WTA Eastbourne the week before Wimbledon after both pulling out of Birmingham.

Karolina Pliskova had also joined the Aegon Classic exodus with an elbow injury that had cut short her season since Roland Garros, and Elina Svitolina picked up a niggle in Birmingham.

There will be some curious eyes on French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko whose hard hitting could make her a real contender.

The draw for the Wimbledon Men’s and Women’s Singles will take place at 10am, Friday 30 June.

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