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The seeding for next week’s Wimbledon championships were announced on Wednesday with the All England Club again using players’ grass-court credentials to come up with their top 32. Unlike the other Grand Slams where the top 32 seeds in the men’s and women’s singles are decided purely on world rankings, Wimbledon takes into account results on grass in the past two years, particularly in the men’s draw.

For example, Tomas Berdych who is seeded seventh in the men’s event compared to a world ranking of 11.

Russian world men’s No. 4 Nikolay Davydenko drops to sixth in the seeding, meaning Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Chilean Fernando Gonzalez go up to fourth and fifth respectively.

World No. 7 Tommy Robredo finds himself down at 11th because of his poor record on grass.

Marcos Baghdatis, a semifinalist last year, is seeded 10th, six places higher than his world ranking.

Lleyton Hewitt, the 2002 champion, was No. 16, three spots above his ranking.

Here are the seeded players:

1. Roger Federer
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Andy Roddick
4. Novak Djokovic
5. Fernando Gonzalez
6. Nikolay Davydenko
7. Tomas Berdych
8. Andy Murray
9. James Blake
10. Marcos Baghdatis
11. Tommy Robredo
12. Richard Gasquet
13. Tommy Haas
14. Mikhail Youzhny
15. Ivan Ljubicic
16. Lleyton Hewitt
17. David Ferrer
18. Mario Ancic
19. Jarkko Nieminen
20. Jonas Bjorkman
21. Juan Carlos Ferrero
22. Dmitry Tursunov
23. Guillermo Canas
24. David Nalbandian
25. Juan Ignacio Chela
26. Carlos Moya
27. Marat Safin
28. Philipp Kohlschreiber
29. Robin Soderling
30. Agustin Calleri
31. Filippo Volandri
32. Juan Monaco

(source: ESPN)


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“On Saturday morning I went over to a BBC station to chat up with a local fox by name of Gabby Logan. Weird name, I agree, but I had fun nonetheless. The only downside is that she is married… Her loss, I say! Her loss!”

This is what Dmitry Tursunov said about staring in Gabby Logan’s show on BBC Radio on his Website. (www.dmitrytursunov.com)

Dmitry Tursunov is popular almost as much for his tales on tour as his results on the court. He writes a blog on atptennis.com which is very popular, right side by side with Federer’s and Nadal’s.

The 24-year-old, who is making his fourth appearance at The Queen’s Club having reached the quarterfinals last year before losing to Britain’s Tim Henman, talked to Logan about dancing in the shower, his knowledge of all things Scottish, and the presenter’s rugby playing husband… Anyway he entertained the public very much.

To read the whole interview visit artoischampionship.

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