Men and women’s No.1 ranked tennis players, defending champion Novak Djokovic and five-time winner Serena Williams, respectively, were on Wednesday named top seeds for the upcoming Wimbledon starting June 29.
Former No.1 Rafael Nadal was seeded 10th due to his recent poor form.
Britain’s Andy Murray has been seeded third as he bids to regain the title he won in 2013, while 17-time slam winner Roger Federer was seeded two.
Spain’s two-time champion Rafael Nadal is down to 10th seed, meaning he could face one of the leading contenders in the last 16.
Murray’s seeding means he could expect to face either Djokovic or Federer in the semi-finals should he progress.
The 28-year-old Scot, who went out in the quarter-finals when defending the title last year, goes to grass court tournament in fine form after his fourth victory at Queen’s Club tennis tournament.
Top 16 men’s seeds:
- Novak Djokovic (SRB), 2. Roger Federer (SUI), 3. Andy Murray (GBR), 4. Stan Wawrinka (SUI), 5. Kei Nishikori (JPN), 6. Tomas Berdych (CZE), 7. Milos Raonic (CAN), 8. David Ferrer (ESP), 9. Marin Cilic (CRO), 10. Rafael Nadal (ESP), 11. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL), 12. Gilles Simon (FRA), 13. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA), 14. Kevin Anderson (RSA), 15. Feliciano Lopez (ESP), 16. David Goffin (BEL).
Top 16 women’s seeds:
- Serena Williams (USA), 2. Petra Kvitova (CZE), 3. Simona Halep (ROM), 4. Maria Sharapova (RUS), 5. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN), 6. Lucie Safarova (CZE), 7. Ana Ivanovic (SRB), 8. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS), 9. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP), 10. Angelique Kerber (GER), 11. Karolina Pliskova (CZE), 12. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN), 13. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL), 14. Andrea Petkovic (GER), 15. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI), 16. Venus Williams (USA).