Rafa Roundup: Nadal seeded second at Wimbledon

Photo via Fundación Rafa Nadal
Photo via Fundación Rafa Nadal

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Novak Djokovic, the 2011 titlist, has been named top seed for The Championships on Wednesday. Rafael Nadal, who clinched his 14th Grand Slam championship at Roland Garros two weeks ago and is currently No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, is No. 2 seed. Defending champion Andy Murray is third seed, while fourth seed Roger Federer is aiming to capture his eighth Wimbledon title.

Formula amended in 2002 for men as follows: Take ESP points at 16 June 2014. Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournament in past 12 months. Add 75% points earned for best grass court tournament in 12 months before that.

El serbio Novak Djokovic fue designado este miércoles primer cabeza de serie y el español Rafael Nadal parte como número dos en el torneo de Wimbledon, que se disputa desde el lunes 23 hasta el 6 de julio en el All England Tennis Club de Londres.

Can Rafael Nadal survive the first week? Nadal made the Wimbledon final for five straight years in which he competed, winning twice, and then lost before the third round the last two years. In 2012 it was No. 100 Lukas Rosol who played the match of his life to knock out the Spaniard in five sets in the second round. Last year it was No. 135 Steve Darcis winning in straight sets in the first round.

For the second time in his career – the first was in 2010 – Rafael Nadal will go into Wimbledon – the third Grand Slam of the season – as French Open champion and world number-one. However, the UK tournament organisers will announce on Wednesday that the Spaniard’s ranking will not be maintained and he will be seeded behind Novak Djokovic – who is second in the ATP ranking with 170 points.

Como no podía ser de otra forma, la Fundación Rafa Nadal tuvo también un papel destacado en el reportaje, al ser un aspecto de vital importancia en la vida de Rafael. “Los valores que Rafa despliega sobre la pista convergen en su Fundación: La Fundación Rafa Nadal”, se introduce en el programa.

Photo via Daily Mail
Photo via Daily Mail

Rafael Nadal viaja hoy a Londres para preparar el torneo de Wimbledon, tercer ‘Grand Slam’ de la temporada que se inicia el próximo lunes sobre la moqueta verde del All England Club de la capital británica.

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15 comments

  1. You will always be No. 1 Rafa. I have such great feeling you will hold the trophy at Wimbledon this year. Vamos Rafa!!

  2. It really doesn’t matter wether he is number 2 or 3 or 4 or whatever in Wimbledon. To me and million others all over the world, Rafa is the best and will always be number 1. Our prayers for you Rafa, in this coming Wimby tour.

  3. BRAVO RAFAEL NADAL..¡¡ FELICITACIONES AL MAXIMO TENISTA DEL MUNDO..¡¡ Y MUY BUENAS SUS OBRAS…¡¡¡ GRANDE Y GENIAL RAFAEL NADAL..¡¡ MANUEL.M.R. DE ASUNCION- PARAGUAY

  4. It doesn’t matter which seed you are. You are the Number 1 in the world. I am surprised they did not put Andy Murray as seed 1. For them he is the best player in the world even that the rankings says otherwise.

  5. Well rafa u made it through the French and now it’s time for Wimbledon u r going to have to prove yourself once again I know u can do it with your family and friends and rafans u can do anything I don’t know if u r very religious I am I’ll be praying for u rafan for life

  6. SOY FANS DE FARA NADAL ,ME ENCANTA COMO JUEGA TENYS ES EL MEJOR ,,LOS PROBLEMAS QUE A TENIDO ,SON DEBIDO A SUE LESIONES RA RA CAMPEON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS RAFA,,,,

  7. No matter what seeded number Rafa is ,for us he is always seeded number 1.Go Rafa and play in Wimbledon we will be after you no matter the result .JOYCE FROM MALTA

  8. well Rafa yet again Wimbledon = have got it wrong Andrew murrey won last year what the devil are,are they playing at, Djokdid not win ,last year I blew my top as did many of Rafa.s fans , its just not fair. Treat Rafa with respect.. you stupid lot of idiots,
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