Wimbledon 2014: Defending champion Andy Murray seeded third for Championships



Defending champion Andy Murray will be seeded third for this year’s Wimbledon Championships, two places higher than his current ATP world ranking.

Murray’s strong recent ranking as a grasscourt player is taken into account by Wimbledon’s seeding system.

 That means he is seeded ahead of Stanislas Wawrinka and Roger Federer, despite being ranked below them in the overall listings.

 Novak Djokovic is top seed at the All England Club, with Rafael Nadal second, although the Spaniard is the top-ranked player according to the ATP.

Tomas Berdych and David Ferrer are seeded sixth and seventh and, in the absence of Juan Martin del Potro, Canada’s Milos Raonic is seeded eighth, with John Isner, a Wimbledon legend after beating Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set of an 11-hour epic in 2010, ninth.

Japan’s Kei Nishikori rounds out the top 10, with the Championships beginning at the All England Club on 23 June.

The women’s seedings directly follow world rankings, with five-time champion Serena Williams top of the list.

Australian Open champion Li Na is second, with French Open finalist Simona Halep third and 2012 Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska fourth.

French Open champion Maria Sharapova, a winner at Wimbledon 10 years ago as a teenager, is seeded fifth.

Men’s seeds:

1. Novak Djokovic
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Andy Murray
4. Roger Federer
5. Stanislas Wawrinka
6. Tomas Berdych
7. David Ferrer
8. Milos Raonic
9. John Isner
10. Kei Nishikori
11. Grigor Dimitrov
12. Ernests Gulbis
13. Richard Gasquet
14. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
15. Jerzy Janowicz
16. Fabio Fognini
17. Mikhail Youzhny
18. Fernando Verdasco
19. Feliciano Lopez
20. Kevin Anderson
21. Alexandr Dolgopolov
22. Philipp Kohlschreiber
23. Tommy Robredo
24. Gael Monfils
25. Nicolas Almagro
26. Andreas Seppi
27. Marin Cilic
28. Roberto Bautista Agut
29. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
30. Ivo Karlovic
31. Marcel Ganollers
32. Dmitry Tursunov


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