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Federer top seed at Wimbledon; No. 1 Nadal second

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Updated: June 16, 2010, 10:29 AM ET

Federer top seed; No. 1 Nadal second

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WIMBLEDON, England -- Roger Federer was the No. 1 seed for Wimbledon ahead of Rafael Nadal in a reverse of their world rankings.

Federer, the defending champion and six-time Wimbledon winner, received the top seed Wednesday even though Nadal recently supplanted him as No. 1 in the world rankings.

Nadal moved into the top spot after winning the French Open, while Federer slipped to No. 2 after losing in the quarterfinals in Paris.

Wimbledon uses its discretion to seed players based on their grass-court record.

"While the seeding positions of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are reversed from their current rankings, there is no practical effect since they remain the leading seeds in their respective halves of the draw," Wimbledon referee Andrew Jarrett said.

The draw will be held Friday, with the two-week Grand Slam tournament starting Monday.

There were no surprises in the women's seedings, with Serena Williams at No. 1 and sister Venus at No. 2.

Federer has won a record 16 Grand Slam titles, including this year's Australian Open. However, he has not won a tournament since Australia and will be coming into Wimbledon in something of a slump. He fell to Lleyton Hewitt in Sunday's final in Halle, Germany, for only his second loss on grass in more than seven years.

Nadal beat Federer in the 2008 Wimbledon final but was injured and unable to defend his title last year. The Spaniard won his fifth French Open earlier this month, but lost to Feliciano Lopez last week in the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon grass-court tuneup at Queen's Club.

Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 3 and Andy Murray No. 4, in line with their rankings.

Three-time Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick was seeded No. 5, two spots above his ranking. French Open finalist Robin Soderling is No. 6.

One of the biggest beneficiaries of the Wimbledon seeding committee was Hewitt, the 2002 champion who was seeded No. 15 despite a world ranking of No. 26. Big-serving Ivo Karlovic is ranked No. 33 but was bumped up to No. 25 in the seedings.

The women's seedings stuck to the world rankings, setting up the possibility of a fifth all-Williams Wimbledon final. Serena beat Venus last year for her third Wimbledon title.

The only change in the seedings was caused by the injury withdrawal of No. 5 Elena Dementieva.

Caroline Wozniacki is No. 3, followed by Jelena Jankovic at No. 4 and French Open champion Francesca Schiavone at No. 5.

Belgians Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin, who are returning to Wimbledon after coming out of retirement, are seeded No. 8 and No. 17, respectively.

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Yeah but since the #3 and #4 seeds can be on either side it doesn't matter. I may be wrong with that rule, it may not be used in majors.

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Yeah but since the #3 and #4 seeds can be on either side it doesn't matter. I may be wrong with that rule, it may not be used in majors.
That's the rule in Grand Slams too.

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Ok thought so So their is no advantage of being 1 seed

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Everyone knows Murray will be drawn in the NOT FEDERER half

Even more this year as the Queen is going on Thursday which is NOT FEDERER's half
Yeah, I'll be suprised if he's in Fed's half.
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Everyone knows Murray will be drawn in the NOT FEDERER half

Even more this year as the Queen is going on Thursday which is NOT FEDERER's half
or maybe HM wants to avoid watching Murray



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Yeah, I'll be suprised if he's in Fed's half.
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Everyone knows Murray will be drawn in the NOT FEDERER half

Even more this year as the Queen is going on Thursday which is NOT FEDERER's half
Don't get this. Taking into account their current forms, Rafa will be a lot more of a scare to Murray to reach the finals than Roger, unless suddenly Jesus!Fed makes a ressurrection again. Well who knows, 50% chance anyways.

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Even more this year as the Queen is going on Thursday which is NOT FEDERER's half
Are you suggesting they are going to rig the draw? That is a very serious accusation!
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That report says it is at Wimbledon's discretion. No, it isn't, unless you mean the ability to change players' seedings at all: there is a set formula which has been explained on this board several times. "Discretion" sounds as though they sit round a table and argue who should be moved where!

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That report says it is at Wimbledon's discretion. No, it isn't, unless you mean the ability to change players' seedings at all: there is a set formula which has been explained on this board several times. "Discretion" sounds as though they sit round a table and argue who should be moved where!
That's what they do for the women, so the "reporter" is probably just confused.
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True but they are talking about the men when they say that, the ladies are mentioned almost as an afterthought.

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^^ That's why I said he/she was confused
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That report says it is at Wimbledon's discretion. No, it isn't, unless you mean the ability to change players' seedings at all: there is a set formula which has been explained on this board several times. "Discretion" sounds as though they sit round a table and argue who should be moved where!
well tennis journalist Tom Perrota (sp?) twittered that Nadal was slighted in the Wimbledon seeding so obviously not everyone is aware of this formula (though you'd think a tennis journalist should be ).

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well tennis journalist Tom Perrota (sp?) twittered that Nadal was slighted in the Wimbledon seeding so obviously not everyone is aware of this formula (though you'd think a tennis journalist should be ).
That's hilarious, but also a bit irritating.
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