Wimbledon Championships 2022 Seeds: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to Lead Men’s Draw, Iga Swiatek Tops Women’s Column

Published 06/22/2022, 5:30 AM EDT
The Championships logo is seen on the third day of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship on June 22, 2005 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

The 2022 Wimbledon Championship, which touched the headlines around a month ago, is all set to commence next week. The prestigious grass-court Grand Slam suffered significant backlash because of the ban on Russian and Belarusian players.

Nevertheless, the tournament is still garnering a great deal of anticipation, as many major players are participating in the tournament. Here’s what the seeding for the tournament looks like.

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The singles seedings for the upcoming Wimbledon Championship

As per the seeding announced by the Wimbledon for ATP, the top seed will be the defending champion, Novak Djokovic. Following him, the winner of both Grand Slams of this year Rafael Nadal is in the second position.

The Geneva Open champion and French Open runner-up Casper Ruud, is seeded third. Whereas the Spanish rising star Carlos Alcaraz and Felix Auger-Aliassime, the 2022 Halle Open quarterfinalist are at 5th and 6th position after the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who currently is playing in the Mallorca Open.

Speaking of WTA, Polish superstar Iga Swiatek will be in the lead. The world No.1 will look to add more victories to her monstrous winning streak of 35 matches.

The second and third seed are Estonian Anett Kontaveit and Tunisian Ons Jabeur. Further, the Indian Wells semifinalist Paula Badosa and the former World No.3 Maria Sakkari have secured the 4th and 5th seed.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 10, 2021 General view of Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova in action during her final match against Australia’s Ashleigh Barty REUTERS/Paul Childs

Apart from these players, the seven times Wimbledon champion Serena Williams will also attract a lot of attention. As she has taken a wild card entry in the tournament dismissing the rumors of her retirement. Williams, if victorious in the first two rounds in the event, will touch the record of 100 match wins at Wimbledon.

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The ones who will be absent

The seeding doesn’t comply with the ATP and WTA ranking, as many players in the top 100 will miss the tournament because of the ban. ATP World No.1 Daniil Medvedev, No.8 Andrey Rublev and No.22 Karen Khachanov will be sitting out due to the ban. In addition, the World No.2 Alexander Zverev will also be absent owing to the ankle injury that he suffered in the semifinals of French Open.

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Further, in the case of WTA, potential contenders such as World No.6 Aryna Sabalenka and two-time Wimbledon semifinalist Victoria Azarenka will not be present at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

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