In an interview to Movistar for the 'Vamos' TV programme, Rafael Nadal commented on how it will feel to be the Wimbledon third seeded player despite being world No. 2. Roger Federer will take the Spaniard's original seed due to the particular tournament seeding formula.
“Wimbledon is the only tournament of the year that doesn’t follow the ranking. It’s their choice", said Nadal. "Either way, being second or third seed, I have to play at the best level to aspire to the things I aspire to.
It is better to be second than third, but if they consider that I have to be third I will accept. I don’t think it’s a good thing that Wimbledon is the only one with its own seeding formula. The only thing that doesn’t seem right to me is that it’s just Wimbledon that does it.
If everyone did it, I think it would be appropriate or correct. They do not respect what you achieve throughout the season, that has not just happened to me but to others as well." On the Feliciano Lopez' triumph at Queen's, Nadal concluded: "Feliciano is always a favorite on clay to achieve important things.
He has been playing well on clay for many years and when he is doing well, he is one of the players who can be seen as grass specialists. I am happy for him, for the magical week he had at Queen's and happy that he could get such a win in a moment where he needed to."