Roger Federer seeded above Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 26, 2019 06:08 PM
FILE - Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in four sets, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer has been seeded above Rafael Nadal for Wimbledon, despite the Spaniard being higher in the rankings.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1, with Federer second and Nadal third — a reverse of their rankings. Kevin Anderson, a Wimbledon finalist last year, is fourth despite being eighth in the rankings.
The men's seedings for Wimbledon are based on the rankings, but with extra points for grass-court tournaments in the last year.
The women's seedings follow the rankings, with French Open champion Ashleigh Barty at No. 1 ahead of Naomi Osaka and Karolina Pliskova.
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams is 11th.