|Posted on June 16, 2010 at 2:27 PM|
Wimbledon 2010 takes place from June 21 to July 4
The Championships, as it is officially called, gets underway on June 21st, with the top seed and defending champion opening proceedings. Unlike other tournaments and Grand Slams, the seeding for Wimbledon is done on performance and not according to the South African Airways ATP Rankings. This ensures that the best players at Wimbledon are seeded higher, consequently resulting in better play as the tournament progresses.
(cut: Blaz Kavcic - 105)
1. Roger Federer (SUI)
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
3. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
4. Andy Murray (GBR)
5. Andy Roddick (USA)
6. Robin Soderling (SWE)
7. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
8. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
9. David Ferrer (ESP)
10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
11. Marin Cilic (CRO)
12. Tomas Berdych (CZE)
13. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
14. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
15. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
16. Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
17. Ivan Ljubcic (CRO)
18. Sam Querrey (USA)
19. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
20. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
21. Gael Monfils (FRA)
22. Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
23. John Isner (USA)
24. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
25. Thomaz Belluci (BRA)
26. Gilles Simon (FRA)
27. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) late withdrawal
28. Albert Montanes (ESP)
29. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
30. Tommy Robredo (ESP)
31. Victor Hanescu (ROM) *replaces Ivo Karlovic*
32. Julien Benneteau (FRA) *replaces Radek Stepanek*
33. Philipp Petzschner (GER) *replaces Ernests Gulbis*
updated June 19, 2010 - As Radek Stepanek and Ivo Karlovic were all seeded, their exits caused Victor Hanescu and Julien Benneteau to move up into seeded positions. Then it's a late withdrawal when Ernest Gulbis pulls out of Wimbledon with hamstring injury. He was the 27th seed and set to face Nadal in the last 32, meaning Germany's Philipp Petzschner moves into the seedings at number 33
in Jafaikan = London slang
Wimbledon men's singles seeds "Dem boys is buff innit!" = "Ces garçons sont bien foutus, pas vrai?"
Czech Republic's number one Tomas Berdych is seeded twelfth at Wimbledon
with defending champion and world number two Roger Federer named as top seed
HOW THE SEEDS ARE WORKED OUT
Official ATP ranking points as at a week before Wimbledon where we start off, that's all points gained in all the tournaments you played in last year, be it clay, grass, hard, the surface of the moon, whatever. After this, the men are then given extra points as per the following formula:
- Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournaments in the past 12 months.
- Add 75% points earned for best grass court tournament in the 12 months before that.
So say for example that in the week before Wimbledon, I have 5000 ATP rankings points and I won Wimbledon and won Queens, so that's an extra 2000 points for Wimbledon last year, and then an extra 250 for winning Queens. So I now have 7250 'seeding' points.
We then add my Wimbledon and Queens points from the year before 2008, which being the legend I am, I won both in that year too. This time you only add 75% of my 2000 Wimbledon points and 250 queens points, which would be 1687.5 points. So you add those to my 7250 points, giving myself a total of 8937.5 seeding points.
Tomas Berdych Profile (as he enters Wimbledon 2010)