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Correct. Kendrick, Youhzny, Soderling, Haase, Petzschner and Rosol can attest to that.
Well a lot of that is to do with how Rafa a) plays to the level of his competition a lot of the time and b) usually takes time to grow into a tournament. He lost sets in the first week of RG this year and straight setted Ferrer in the final for instance.

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Wrong.

In Wimbledon, the top players would rather face Nadal in the first week of Wimbledon than championships match.
Nadal is most vulnerable in the first week as the grass is still green, which by the end of the second week will have turned into mud.
Most of the time, Rafa ups his game to meet the demands even in early rounds. Remember the 5 setter against Isner at RG . It happened in week 1 of the tournament . If your "Week 1 Rafa is weak " theory is true, how will you explain all the Masters' Title Rafa has. All of them are ONE WEEK tournaments .

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I think the formula was adopted because changing seeds with committee's assessment might raise up suspicions about favouritism towards certain players. The formula was neutral to everyone when changing the seeds. Nadal becoming #4 seed would've definitely raised favouritism suspicions.

Also, if the seeds would reflect the true pecking order on grass, then also Haas should be higher-seeded than grass mug DelPo. And Robredo definitely wouldn't be a seeded player, he's seeded only because the top 32 are automatically seeded even if some lower-ranked players would have more points with the seeding formula.

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Most of the time, Rafa ups his game to meet the demands even in early rounds. Remember the 5 setter against Isner at RG . It happened in week 1 of the tournament . If your "Week 1 Rafa is weak " theory is true, how will you explain all the Masters' Title Rafa has. All of them are ONE WEEK tournaments .
Grass is at its fastest on the first week, HCs are at their slowest on the first week.

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Re: Rafael Nadal getting seeded No. 5 at Wimbledon is a joke

now you did understand, why it was a joke, after this disgusting draw
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now you did understand, why it was a joke, after this disgusting draw
Really, rules should be bend to whatever some fan base feels? He lost in round 2 last year. He's ranked #5 atm. What's unclear? Stop crying really...

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I'm thrilled Rafa has been seeded 5th, and I couldn't be happier that Federer and he are in the same quarter. I hope they both make the quarters. So desperate to see that match!
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I'm thrilled Rafa has been seeded 5th, and I couldn't be happier that Federer and he are in the same quarter. I hope they both make the quarters. So desperate to see that match!
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If Rafa should be seeded as 4 then Rosol should be 3.
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lol rafa won't even make it to QF. He lost in R2 last year.
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lol rafa won't even make it to QF. He lost in R2 last year.
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If you start bending the rules, where do you draw the line?
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Re: Rafael Nadal getting seeded No. 5 at Wimbledon is a joke

Wimbledon seedings are so old school. I understand because they are basting this years rankings on last year's result. No one should complain really, for the last two years the reason why the draw is so lopsided because they look at the previous year's results.
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It's up to Isner to save tennis.
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Re: Rafael Nadal getting seeded No. 5 at Wimbledon is a joke

nadal himself is a joke so being a fifth seed is also a joke
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