Saturday, June 22, 2013

Rafaeal Nadal confirmed as fifth seed at Wimbledon

Rafaeal Nadal has been confirmed as the fifth seed at Wimbledon, even though is recently won the second major of the year. This means that he could potentially face Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer as early as the quarter-finals.

Wimbledon’s seeding order is determined by a player’s grass-court form over the last two years.

Djokovic tops the men’s seeding’s, followed by Murray, Federer, David Ferrer and Nadal.

Nadal does not move up in the seeding’s from his world ranking of five as and has actually slid down the rankings due to a left knee injury which kept him out of action for seven months which he picked up in the second round at Wimbledon last year.

Murray told the BBC "As a player you can't get too obsessed about the draw.

”I'd sign up to be in the quarter-finals against Rafa tomorrow if someone offered me that.

"You could say if I get through that match, then the semi-final might not be as tough, but if you want to win the biggest tournaments you have to beat the best players in the world. It doesn't really matter where they are in the draw."

Ferrer made it to the quarterfinals last year for the first time in 10 attempts before losing in four sets to Murray.

Although clay is Ferrer’s best surface, he has won the Dutch grass-court title at Rosmalen. If Nadal is to add to his Wimbledon titles he may have to beat all of the World’s top three players, he will find out on Friday the 21st of June, when the Wimbledon draw will be made.

Five-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams is at No.1 of the seeding’s and Victoria Azarenka at No.2. The women’s seeding’s follow the WTA rankings, although the Wimbledon seeding committee is able to alter the women’s list "to produce a balanced draw" if necessary.

Williams is on a winning run of 31 matches and is favourite to win her sixth title at the All England Club according to

Maria Sharapova is seeded third and Agnieszka Radwanska who was last year’s runner-up is number four.

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