French Open Men’s Seedings: Rafael Nadal Top Seed For A Third Time
by Staff | May 18th, 2014, 2:15 pm

For the second third time in his career Rafael Nadal will be the top seed at his favorite, most successful tennis event on the tour, the 2014 French Open. Because of his 650-point lead in the ATP rankings, Nadal will be seeded ahead of No. 2 Novak Djokovic despite the loss to the Serb today in the Rome Masters final.

The only other times Nadal was seeded No. 1 at the French Open was in 2011 when he beat Roger Federer in the final and in 2009 when he lost to Robin Soderling.

Nadal has won the tournament eight times.

The 2014 seedings in Paris are based on the ATP Rankings as of Monday, May 19. Here’s the projected Top 16 seeds:

1 Rafael Nadal
2 Novak Djokovic
3 Stanislas Wawrinka
4 Roger Federer
5 David Ferrer
6 Tomas Berdych
7 Andy Murray
8 Milos Raonic
9 Kei Nishikori
10 John Isner
11 Grigor Dimitrov
12 Richard Gasquet
13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
14 Fabio Fognini
15 Mikhail Youzhny
16 Tommy Haas

Wawrinka and Federer will be placed randomly in either the Nadal or Djokovic halves. The players 5-8 will also be placed randomly as will those 9-16.

The French Open draw will be released on Friday. Play begins next Sunday.

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6 Comments for French Open Men’s Seedings: Rafael Nadal Top Seed For A Third Time

Sirius Says:

Nadal was also seeded no. 1 in 2009 at the FO

skeezer Says:

Sooo glad Rafa is top seed :-). A born Leader.

Tired Rafael Nadal Says He’s “Encouraged” By His Performance In Rome, Should He Be? Says:

[...] week Nadal begins his quest for a ninth French Open in Paris where he’ll be the top seed for a third time. But is their cause for concern for the King of [...]

Wilfried Says:

[The players 5-8 will also be placed randomly as will those 9-16].
SHould be randomly, but is it in reality the case ? It has been more than 30 years now since the 6th seed was placed in the same quarter of the draw with the first seed (in contrast with the 7th seed and 8 seeds paired with the first seed all the time…).

Giles Says:

Top seed. Top man.
Vamos Rafa!
Stay Healthy!

jabeer Says:

This year FRENCH OPEN will Be win by STANSILAS WAWRINKA……………let’S rock WAWRINKA

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