Wimbledon 2010 – Mens Seeds Announced

Wimbledon 2010Regardless of how big the other Grand Slam become Wimbledon will remain the premier tennis event that all players want to win. Wimbledon is in a league of it’s own and it sets itself apart from the others in many ways including how the seed the players.

Every other tournament is seeded based on the world rankings from the week before the event starts, Wimbledon however takes into consideration previous grass court performances. How they do it

  • Take the current world ranking points
  • Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournament in the past 12 months
  • Add 75% points earned for best grass court tournament in the 12 months before that

What this means for this year is that  Six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will be number 1 seed despite being 2nd best in the world rankings to Rafael Nadal. The change is ranking is because Nadal has no grass court point for last year. Despite the switch in seedings it really doesn’t effect the draw as both will still be top seeds in their respective halves and have as much chance of receiving the same draw as they would do as either 1st seed or 2nd seed.

Andy Roddick, who lost the final to Federer last year’s is also rewarded by being elevated from seventh in the world rankings to fifth seed at the expense of the Nikolay Davydenko who drops to seventh seed. The Russian, winner of the 2009 season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London, has never been beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Lleyton Hewitt, the 2002 Wimbledon champion is up from 26th in the rankings to 15th seed ster he produced his best result in quite a while defeating Federer in last weekend’s grass court final in Halle. It was only Federer’s second loss on grass in 78 matches since 2003.

Ivo Karlovic rises from 33rd in world rankings to 25th seed. Karlovic was a quarter-finalist at the 2009 Championships. Stanislas Wawrinka moves up from 23rd-ranked to 20th seed, the Swiss player lost a five-set thriller to Murray in the only match to be played in full under the new Centre Court roof last year. Sam Querrey, the champion at Queen’s Club last weekend, is elevated three places from 21st ranked to 18th-seeded

Andy Murray, the lone British hope and semi-finalist in 2009, is seeded fourth in line with his ranking.

2010 Wimbledon Mens Seedings

Ranking Seeding Player World Ranking
1 Roger FEDERER (SUI) 2 1 place gained
2 Rafael NADAL (ESP) 1 1 place lost
3 Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB) 3 No change
4 Andy MURRAY (GBR) 4 No change
5 Andy RODDICK (USA) 7 2 places gained
6 Robin SODERLING (SWE) 6 No change
7 Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) 5 2 places lost
8 Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) 9 1 place gained
9 David FERRER (ESP) 11 2 places gained
10 Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) 10 No change
11 Marin CILIC (CRO) 12 1 place gained
12 Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) 13 1 place gained
13 Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) 14 1 place gained
14 Juan Carlos FERRERO (ESP) 17 3 places gained
15 Lleyton HEWITT (AUS) 26 11 places gained
16 Jurgen MELZER (AUT) 16 No change
17 Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) 15 2 places lost
18 Sam QUERREY (USA) 21 3 places gained
19 Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP) 18 1 place lost
20 Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI) 23 3 places gained
21 Gael MONFILS (FRA) 20 1 place lost
22 Radek STEPANEK (CZE) 25 3 places gained
23 Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP) 30 7 places gained
24 John ISNER (USA) 19 5 places lost
25 Ivo KARLOVIC (CRO) 33 8 places gained
26 Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP) 27 1 place gained
27 Thomaz BELLUCCI (BRA) 24 3 places lost
28 Gilles SIMON (FRA) 32 4 places gained
29 Ernests GULBIS (LAT) 29 No change
30 Albert MONTANES (ESP) 31 1 place gained
31 Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (GER) 35 4 places gained
32 Tommy ROBREDO (ESP) 36 4 places gained