This time, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal can be on reverse sides of the draw.
The seedings for Wimbledon had been introduced on Tuesday, with Djokovic and Nadal being Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, within the males’s draw due to the absence of Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev.
The top-ranked Medvedev can’t participate because of the All England Club’s choice to not enable gamers from Russia or Belarus to enter the occasion in 2022 over the invasion of Ukraine. Medvedev is Russian. The No. 2-ranked Zverev is out due to an ankle harm.
That means Djokovic and Nadal have been bumped as much as being the top two seeded gamers and can’t now meet till the ultimate. That wasn’t the case at the French Open final month, when Nadal beat Djokovic within the quarterfinals en path to profitable a males’s-record twenty second Grand Slam title.
There can be a 23-time Grand Slam winner within the ladies’s attract Serena Williams, however she is not going to be seeded.
The draw is on Friday and the event begins on Monday.
Since 2021, the seedings for each the boys’s and girls’s singles have been primarily based on the world rankings.
Williams hasn’t performed competitively since retiring from her first-round match at final yr’s Wimbledon.
She has been awarded a wild-card entry for the singles event at the All England Club beginning subsequent week and will due to this fact be drawn to play anybody within the first spherical.
Top-ranked Iga Swiatek of Poland would be the top-seeded participant at Wimbledon.