Rafael Nadal has been seeded third for Wimbledon, which begins on 1 July, with world No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic topping the men’s seeds from eight-time victor Roger Federer.
It means Rafa could face either Djokovic or Federer in the semi-finals should they progress.
The ATP’s top 32 men are seeded at Wimbledon, but the order is based on a formula that gives players additional credit for ranking points earned at tournaments played on grass over the preceding two years. That allowed Federer, who won his 10th title at Halle, Germany, last week, to jump ahead of Rafa.
There were other examples of shifts from rankings to seedings. Last year’s runner-up, Kevin Anderson, was seeded No. 4, even though he is ranked only No. 8 this week; 2018 semifinalist John Isner is seeded No. 9, ranked No. 12; 2017 runner-up Marin Cilic is seeded No. 13, ranked No. 18.