The seeding of tennis’s most prestigious Grand Slam tournament Wimbledon was released on Tuesday. In men’s singles, Novak Djokovic of Serbia has been given the top seed. At the same time, Rafael Nadal of Spain has got second seed. That is, these two players cannot face-to-face before the final. Djokovic has won the Wimbledon title 6 times. Nadal has won this title twice.
Seven-time champion Serena Williams will enter the women’s singles as the unseeded player. Serena, 40, has won a total of 23 Grand Slam titles and is just one title behind Margaret Court (24 Grand Slams) in women.
Medvedev and Zverev’s absence benefited
At present, Daniil Medvedev of Russia is the world number-1 player in men’s singles. At the same time, Alexander Zverev of Germany is the number-2 player. Both of them are not participating in Wimbledon this time. Because of this, Djokovic and Nadal have got the advantage in seeding. The All England Club, the organizers of Wimbledon, has banned Russian players from playing because of the Ukraine war. Because of this Medvedev is not able to play. Zverev was injured during a match against Nadal in the semi-finals of the French Open. They still haven’t recovered.
Djokovic-Nadal clashed in the quarterfinals of the French Open
Nadal and Djokovic are currently among the most popular players in the world. That’s why the fans like to see their clash in the final. But due to lack of favorite seeding in the French Open, these giants had to face in the quarter-finals. Then Nadal defeated Djokovic. Nadal went on to win the French Open title for the 14th time.
Serena will play for the first time since last year’s Wimbledon
Serena Williams is returning to competitive tennis after almost a year. She hasn’t played in a tournament since she retired hurt in the first round of Wimbledon last year. In women’s singles, world number-1 Ega Switek has got the top seeding.
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