Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer is the top seed in front of Nadal and Cilic

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Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer is the top seed in front of Nadal and Cilic

Besides the fact it is the biggest and most prestigious tournament in the world of tennis, Wimbledon brings a unique feature in calculating the seeds as well, with the results on the grass playing a major factor in player's position among the favorites.

By the regular ranking, Rafael Nadal would have been the number 1 seed after passing Roger Federer on the ATP list (Roger failed to defend 500 points in Halle) but it will be an eight-time champion Federer as the first man on the list of seeds for the seventh time in his career and the first since 2010! Nadal had to skip Queen's and he travels to London with no pre-Wimbledon tournament in his schedule, hoping for a first good run at Wimbledon since 2011 when he lost in the final.

Queen's champion and last year's Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic will be the third seed in front of Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin del Potro, Grigor Dimitrov, Dominic Thiem and Kevin Anderson, who complete the Top 8 spots.

Novak Djokovic also made a progress thanks to those points he won on grass and he is among the Top 12 seeds, avoiding the favorites in the fourth round which is extremely important for both him and them. On the other hand, Milos Raonic and Nick Kyrgios are the 13th and 16th seeds and they would play against Federer, Nadal, Cilic or Zverev in the mouthwatering fourth round clash if everything goes according to the plans for all of them.

Halle champion Borna Coric is just outside the Top 16 seeds and he should be dangerous for anybody if he delivers the same form he showed last week. The 32 seeds at Wimbledon:


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