Mats Wilander: 'Serena Williams was seeded, Murray should have been too'


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Mats Wilander: 'Serena Williams was seeded, Murray should have been too'

Mats Wilander thinks that Andy Murray should have been included among the 32 seeds at this year's Wimbledon. He also made a comparison with the women's draw, which featured Serena Williams among the seeds.

'I'm surprised they didn't seed him to be honest. He has won a couple of times and somehow you would have wanted to help him and give him a chance. It doesn't matter if he's had a year off he's good enough on grass.

They seeded Serena 25 so I'm surprised Murray wasn't thrown in at maybe number 32,' Wilander told Reuters. About Serena Williams, Wilander stated: 'I think she is the most dangerous floater, I would say she is now 100% ready.

With her game, she doesn't need lots of grasscourt matches. When you hit the ball as hard as she does it's first-strike tennis and no one is better than her at that.' As it turned out, Murray withdrew from the tournament on Sunday.

Serena opened her campaign on Monday against Arantxa Rus. The American has played four tournaments since her comeback to the competition: Indian Wells where she lost to her sister Venus in the third round, Miami (loss to the Japanese Naomi Osaka in the opening round), the French Open (retired before her fourth-round match against Maria Sharapova) and now Wimbledon.

After that, she plans to compete at the Mubadala Silicon Valley in San Josè in late July. ALSO READ: Roger Federer: 'My style comes from three players I admire'