Wimbledon: Emma Raducanu is seeded 10th, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic take top men’s seedings

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Emma Raducanu is seeded 10th for Wimbledon, British No 1 Cam Norrie rises to ninth, while Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are primed for a meeting in the final as they take top men’s seedings

  • Emma Raducanu advances one place from her world ranking to 10th seed
  • World No 6 Aryna Sabalenka is absent due to ban on Russian and Belarusians
  • Cameron Norrie also rises three places from his ranking to be seeded ninth 
  • World No 1 and 2 Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev will also be absent
  • This sees Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal assume the top men’s seedings  

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Emma Raducanu will be seeded 10th for this year’s Wimbledon Championships, the All England Club has confirmed.

The US Open champion, who has been battling injury in the build-up to the tournament, advances one place from her world ranking due to the absence of World No 6 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.

Wimbledon announced in April that it would ban players from Russia and Belarus due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Emma Raducanu advances one place in the rankings to be seeded 10th for Wimbledon

British men’s No 1 Cameron Norrie rises three places from his ranking to be seeded ninth, while Dan Evans will be seeded 29th.

World No 1 Daniil Medvedev and Russian compatriot Andrey Rublev are both missing from the line-up, while World No 2 Alexander Zverev is also out due to injury.

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Zverev had surgery on torn ligaments in his right ankle this month after he was forced to retire from his French Open semi-final against Rafael Nadal. 

Alexander Zverev is out due to an injury he sustained during his French Open semi final

Alexander Zverev is out due to an injury he sustained during his French Open semi final

The absence of Daniil Medvedev and Zverev sees Rafael Nadal (above) seeded second

The absence of Daniil Medvedev and Zverev sees Rafael Nadal (above) seeded second

The absence of Medvedev and Zverev means Nadal, who is halfway through a possible calendar year Slam after winning the Australian and French Open titles, will be seeded second. 

Novak Djokovic assumes the top men’s seeding ahead of Nadal, meaning they cannot face each other until the men’s final on July 10 as they find themselves in separate halves of the draw.

The pair met earlier this year in the Roland Garros quarter-final where the Spaniard triumphed en route to his second Grand Slam title of the year.

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Meanwhile World No 1 Iga Swiatek tops the women’s seeds in front of Anett Kontaveit and Ons Jabeur.

Novak Djokovic assumes the top men's seeding meaning he can't face Nadal until the final

Novak Djokovic assumes the top men’s seeding meaning he can’t face Nadal until the final

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