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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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Andy Murray may leave the decision over his Wimbledon participation until the weekend before the tournament begins.
Murray pulled out of the French Open and this week’s Artois Championships at Queen’s Club after damaging his wrist in the Hamburg Masters last month.

Murray has been in practice in the last 10 days, but he actually needs to play agaist somebody to decide whether he is fit or not. This is what he said:

“I’m not going into a match at Wimbledon without having played two or three sets of a practice match as hard as I can. If I’m ready for Wimbledon then great but if not I’ll get ready for the American hard court stretch.”

He injured his wrist during his match against Filippo Volandri in the first round of the Hamburg Masters on 15 May.
Though Murray did not break any bones, his wrist was inflamed and he was forced to wear a cast.

Meanwhile, five-time Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg believes the nation’s expectations should not be too high should Murray play, all because Murray was injured and it is hard to come back from an injury.
Borg, who won five Wimbledon titles in a row between 1976 and 1980, believes the young Scot has the potential to win a major title next year.
He added that he likes Andy’s game and that he does not have any weaknesses and he can play on all kinds of surfaces.

Borg also ruled out the chances of former British number one Tim Henman, who was knocked out of Queen’s on Tuesday by wild card Marin Cilic.

He said: “Tim has done a lot for British tennis. He’s seen his best years, let’s face it. I wish him the best of luck at Wimbledon but I don’t think we should have too high expectations on Tim at Wimbledon.”

(source: BBC

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