Wimbledon seeds: Federer moves ahead of Nadal. Djokovic starts from pole


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Wimbledon seeds: Federer moves ahead of Nadal. Djokovic starts from pole

The 133rd edition of the third and biggest Grand Slam tournament in the world at Wimbledon is just around the corner, with the organizers announcing the seeds in both men's and women's singles draws. While there were no changes between the official WTA ranking list from this Monday and how they are represented among the seeds at Wimbledon, the situation is different in the men's draw, with Roger Federer moving ahead of Rafael Nadal in places two and three.

The four-time Wimbledon champion is the top seed for the first time since 2016, standing as the defending champion and one of the title favorites. Losing in the semi-final at Roland Garros, Novak Djokovic missed a chance of achieving the second 'Nole Slam,' preparing for another strong stint at the All England Club where he played on a very high level a year ago.

The eight-time champion Roger Federer will not meet Novak before the potential title clash, winning the title in Halle on Sunday to move ahead of Rafael Nadal and secure the second-seeded spot ahead of the Spaniard who wasn't very pleased with this.

On the official ranking list, Nadal is 1325 points in front of Roger although the Swiss has earned more points on grass in the last two years, taking advantage of that formula and standing in front of Rafa ahead of the draw that takes place on Friday.

The beaten finalist from 2018 Kevin Anderson is the 4th seed ahead of Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Kei Nishikori, returning to action only for the second time after Miami and an elbow injury that sidelined him from clay.

In the second group (they can't meet the players from the top before the fourth round), John Isner, Karen Khachanov, Daniil Medvedev, Fabio Fognini, Marin Cilic, Borna Coric, Milos Raonic and Gael Monfils are among the dark horses ready to take advantage of possible upsets of the main favorites.

Stuttgart champion and Halle semi-finalist Matteo Berrettini is the 17th seed and the one to watch, together with Felix Auger-Aliassime who is seeded 19th on Wimbledon debut. David Goffin, Stan Wawrinka, Denis Shapovalov and Kyle Edmund are among 32 seeds as well and it should be exciting to check the draw, especially for those who are not among the seeded players, led by Nick Kyrgios.