Wimbledon seedings: Big 4 are the big 4

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Wimbledon seedings: Big 4 are the big 4

The "Big 4" of men's tennis were given the four highest seedings for this year's tournament at Wimbledon. No. 1-ranked Andy Murray, the defending champion, is the top-seeded player, followed by Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Wimbledon is the only grand slam tournament where the seedings do not automatically follow the rankings, with greater weight being given to recent results on grass in the men's event. Djokovic and Federer are the main beneficiaries, with Djokovic, the champion in 2014 and 2015, seeded second despite having dropped to fourth in the rankings.

Third-ranked Stan Wawrinka, is seeded fifth. Raonic is sixth, with Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori and Alexander Zverev rounding off the top 10. Grass-court specialist Gilles Muller is the big mover, with the Luxembourger ranked 26th by ATP but seeded 16th for the Wimbledon draw.

Germany's Angelique Kerber is the top seed in the women's singles, with Britain's Johanna Konta sixth -- the highest for a British woman since Virginia Wade in 1979. Marked by the absence of Serena Williams, Halep is seeded second, Karolina Pliskova third and Elina Svitolina fourth. The following are the seedings for the championships :