Rafael Nadal dropped from 2nd to 10th in the Wimbledon seedings

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(AP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal has been seeded No. 10 for the grass-court Grand Slam, meaning he could face one of the top contenders as early as the fourth round.

The All England Club stuck mainly to the ATP rankings in the seedings announced Wednesday for Wimbledon, which starts Monday.

Rafa, who won Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010, has slipped to 10th in the rankings. He lost in the first round of Queen’s Club last week, after winning on grass in Stuttgart the previous week.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1, followed by Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, and Kei Nishikori.

Source: Associated Press

7 comments

  1. première place ou dixième, Rafa demeure le meilleur joueur de la planète. Sans Rafa le tennis n’a pas d’âme.

  2. I am fed up with deep thinker’s comments as the facts speak for themselves, Rafa had a lot of points to defend, couldn’t due to injuries,operation, recovery, so be it.

    Now he his on the way to recovery from all of that, so give the guy a break, he doesn’t need the money so is there for the sheer competiveness and to be the best of the sport he loves best, so let him be and let him play tennis!!!

  3. To be honest I think that this puts less pressure on Rafa for the only way is up! 🙂
    Go RAFA!!!! 🙂 <3

  4. Vamos dear Rafa !!!! : ) very happy for you….. Wimbledon can feel like home with own intelligent motivation, with your passion, and with your solid recent serve & victory wins over “top ranked” servers Berdych, Isner, Raonic,etc you can feel at home!!! : ) Your last game w Novak was close….so nothing is impossible!!!! VAMOS sweetheart & God bless you!!! You have Top game and you are a Top player……and playing on grass looked real good for you…..Enjoy your recent win on Grass & have a great time on the court!!!! : ) With your passion dear Rafa & beautiful game and your strong team with you it will be a nice tour….. Happy you are there & will be playing on grass again….enjoy & have lots of fun !!!! : )

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