Roger Federer has been seeded ahead of great rival Rafael Nadal for his 21st appearance at Wimbledon.
Wimbledon is unique among the grand slams in having a formula to calculate seedings giving weight to grass-court performances, and Federer will be the number two seed and Nadal three in a reversal of their world ranking positions.
That means Nadal, who was critical of the system in an interview with Spanish TV on Tuesday, is guaranteed to be in the same half of the draw as either Federer or top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic.
Nadal said it ‘doesn’t seem right’ when asked about his likely seeding behind eight-time champion Federer for the championships, which begin on Monday.
Last year’s finalist and world number eight Kevin Anderson is seeded fourth, and John Isner moves up to ninth after his run to the 2018 semi-finals.