Wimbledon Championships 2021 Seeds: Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Ashleigh Barty, and Simona Halep Lead the Power-Packed Field

Published 06/23/2021, 8:42 AM EDT
Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland at the net following victory in his Men’s Singles final during Day thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


The 2021 Wimbledon Championships has announced the 32 seeds for Gentlemen’s Singles and the Ladies’ Singles event, starting in a few days. The seeds have come ahead of the draw, which is scheduled for June 25.

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Having scrapped the grass-court seeding formula used since 2002, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has now based the seeding on the world rankings.

LONDON, LONDON – JUNE 28: An aerial view a roofless Centre Court and the outside courts taken from the BBC elevated camera position during day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2007, in London, England. (Photo by Glyn Kirk/AELTC/Pool/Getty Images)

Let us look at the seeds for the oldest and the most prestigious Grand Slam:

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The 32 seeds for Gentlemen’s Singles at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Seeded No.1, Novak Djokovic would lead the men’s playing field at the upcoming Wimbledon Championships. Having just won his 19th Grand Slam title at the French Open, Djokovic is the favorite to grab a record sixth trophy in London.

After Djokovic, the 2019 US Open finalist, Daniil Medvedev, takes his place as the second-seeded. Since his Wimbledon debut in 2017, Medvedev hasn’t gone beyond the third round.

After the withdrawal of two-time champion Rafael Nadal from the tournament, the Greek tennis star, Stefanos Tsitsipas, has been seeded third.

Following the top three seeds, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, and Andrey Rublev fill the subsequent spots. The man seeded No.7 is the eight-time Wimbledon champion, Roger Federer, certainly one of the strongest contenders to win the trophy.

LONDON, ENGLAND – July 14: Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the Men’s Singles Final on Centre Court during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 14, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Then, in the 8-16 slot, we have Matteo Berrettini, Roberto Bautista Agut, Diego Schwartzman, Denis Shapovalov, Pablo Carreno Busta, Casper Ruud, Gael Monfils, Hubert Hurkacz, and Alex De Minaur. They all have the gun power to knock off higher seeds on grass.

The last 16 seeds are Felix Auger-Aliassime, Cristian Garin, Grigor Dimitrov, Jannik Sinner, Aslan Karatsev, Ugo Humbert, Dan Evans, Lorenzo Sonego, Nikoloz Basilashvili, Karen Khachanov, Fabio Fognini, Reilly Opelka, John Isner, Cameron Norrie, Alejandro Fokina, and Taylor Fritz.

The 32 seeds for Ladies’ Singles

On the women’s side, World No.1 Ashleigh Barty and the defending champion, Simona Halep, are the top two seeds. Post the withdrawal of Naomi Osaka, the Belarusian, Aryna Sabalenka, has been seeded third.

After the top-three seeds, Elina Svitolina, Sofia Kenin, Bianca Andreescu have been subsequently seeded in order. The 7-time Wimbledon champion, Serena Williams, eyeing an elusive 24th Grand Slam title is seeded No.7, and Polish tennis star, Iga Swiatek, is seeded ninth.

Simona Halep of Romania plays a forehand in her Ladies’ Singles first round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during Day one of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 01, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Coming to the seeds in the 9-16 bracket, we have Karolina Pliskova, Belinda Bencic, Petra Kvitova, 2017 champion Garbine Muguruza, Victoria Azarenka, Elise Mertens, Barbora Krejcikova, and Maria Sakkari are the subsequent eight.

The final 16 seeds include Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Kiki Bertens, Elena Rybakina, Karolina Muchova, Coco Gauff, Ons Jabeur, Jessica Pegula, Madison Keys, Anett Kontaveit, Angelique Kerber, Petra Martic, Johanna Konta, Alison Riske, Veronika Kudermetova, Paula Badosa, and Daria Kasatkina.

The 16 seeds for Gentlemen’s doubles

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  1. MEKTIC, Nikola (CRO) and PAVIC, Mate (CRO
  2. HERBERT, Pierre-Hugues (FRA) and MAHUT, Nicolas (FRA)
  3. CABAL, Juan Sebastian (COL) and FARAH, Robert (COL)
  4. GRANOLLERS, Marcel (ESP) and ZEBALLOS, Horacio (ARG)
  5. DODIG, Ivan (CRO) and POLASEK, Filip (SVK)
  6. RAM, Rajeev (USA) and SALISBURY, Joe (GBR)
  7. MURRAY, Jamie (GBR) and SOARES, Bruno (BRA)
  8. KUBOT, Lukasz (POL) and MELO, Marcelo (BRA)
  9. KRAWIETZ, Kevin (GER) and TECAU, Horia (ROU)
  10. KOOLHOF, Wesley (NED) and ROJER, Jean-Julien (NED)
  11. KONTINEN, Henri (FIN) and ROGER-VASSELIN, Edouard (FRA)
  12. PUETZ, Tim (GER) and VENUS, Michael (NZL)
  13. GILLE, Sander (BEL) and VLIEGEN, Joran (BEL)
  14. KLAASEN, Raven (RSA) and MCLACHLAN, Ben (JPN)
  15. DANIELL, Marcus (NZL) and OSWALD, Philipp (AUT)
  16. PURCELL, Max (AUS) and SAVILLE, Luke (AUS)

Top 16 seeds for Ladies doubles

  1. KREJCIKOVA, Barbora (CZE) and SINIAKOVA, Katerina (CZE)
  2. BABOS, Timea (HUN) and MLADENOVIC, Kristina (FRA)
  3. HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) and MERTENS, Elise (BEL)
  4. MELICHAR, Nicole (USA) and SCHUURS, Demi (NED)
  5. AOYAMA, Shuko (JPN) and SHIBAHARA, Ena (JPN)
  6. GUARACHI, Alexa (CHI) and KRAWCZYK, Desirae (USA)
  7. CHAN, Hao-Ching (TPE) and CHAN, Latisha (TPE)
  8. CARTER, Hayley (USA) and STEFANI, Luisa (BRA)
  9. FICHMAN, Sharon (CAN) and OLMOS, Giuliana (MEX)
  10. JURAK, Darija (CRO) and KLEPAC, Andreja (SLO)
  11. SIEGEMUND, Laura (GER) and ZVONAREVA, Vera (RUS)
  12. GAUFF, Cori (USA) and MCNALLY, Caty (USA)
  13. KICHENOK, Nadiia (UKR) and OLARU, Raluca (ROU)
  14. MUHAMMAD, Asia (USA) and PEGULA, Jessica (USA)
  15. KUZMOVA, Viktoria (SVK) and RUS, Arantxa (NED)
  16. BOUZKOVA, Marie (CZE) and HRADECKA, Lucie (CZE)

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Brace yourselves for some power-packed action over the next two weeks. Who do you think from the men’s and the women’s fields would lift the iconic Wimbledon trophy?

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Kshitij Tayal is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having played district-level tennis competitions, Kshitij is also a tenured journalist of the sport with over four years of experience. At EssentiallySports, he pens down some thought-provoking pieces on players and tournaments across the ATP and WTA.

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