Wimbledon Seedings: Roddick Gets Seeded As Monfils Withdraws; Djokovic, Sharapova Named No. 1s
by Staff | June 20th, 2012, 9:24 am

Andy Roddick avoided going unseeded for the first time at a Grand Slam in over a decade. Roddick, ranked No. 33 this week, earned a Wimbledon seeding reserved for the Top 32 ranked players when World No. 15 Gael Monfils withdrew from the tournament due to a right knee injury.

Roddick, a 3-time Wimbledon finalist, will be seeded No. 30. Yesterday, the 29-year-old ended a 6-match losing streak when Sam Querrey retired with a back injury at Eastbourne. Roddick plays Jeremy Chardy later today.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is the top seed for the men. Former champion Maria Sharapova was named to the similar spot for the women.

Among the movements from the ATP Rankings, Roddick (+3), Fish (+2), Cilic (+2), Berdych (+1), Lopez (+3), Tomic (+7), Seppi (+3), Youzhny (+6), Anderson (-2), Mayer (-3), Stepanek (-3).

Roddick and the other players seeded from 25-32 will be slotted to meet a Top 8 player in the third round.

The women’s seedings went according to the current rankings. Former champion Venus Williams and past No. 1 Kim Clijsters are unseeded.

Wimbledon uses the following formula to seed the men:
The seeds are the top 32 players on the ATP Entry System Position (ESP), BUT then rearranged on a surface-based system. Since 2002 a seeding committee has not been required for the Gentlemen’s Singles following an agreement made with the ATP. The seeding order is determined using an objective and transparent system to reflect more accurately an individual player’s grass court achievements: The formula is:

· Take ESP points at 18 June 2012

· Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournaments in the past 12 months

· Add 75% points earned for the best grass court tournament in the 12 months before that.

The draw will be released on Friday. Djokovic debuts on Monday, Nadal on Tuesday.

MEN’S SEEDS: [current rank]
1. Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB) [1]
2. Rafael NADAL (ESP) [2]
3. Roger FEDERER (SUI) [3]
4. Andy MURRAY (GBR) [4]
5. Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) [5]
6. Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) [7]
7. David FERRER (ESP) [6]
8. Janko TIPSAREVIC (SRB) [8]
9. Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG) [9]
10. Mardy FISH (USA) [12]
11. John ISNER (USA) [10]
12. Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP) [12]
13. Gilles SIMON (FRA) [13]
14. Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP) [17]
15. Juan MONACO (ARG) [14]
16. Marin CILIC (CRO) [18]
17. Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) [16]
18. Richard GASQUET (FRA) [19]
19. Kei NISHIKORI (JPN) [20]
20. Bernard TOMIC (AUS) [27]
21. Milos RAONIC (CAN) [22]
22. Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV (UKR) [21]
23. Andreas SEPPI (ITA) [26]
24. Marcel GRANOLLERS (ESP) [23]
25. Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI) [24]
26. Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) [32]
27. Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (GER) [29]
28. Radek STEPANEK (CZE) [25]
29. Julien BENNETEAU (FRA) [31]
30. Andy RODDICK (USA) [33]
31. Florian MAYER (GER) [28]
32. Kevin ANDERSON (RSA) [30]

1. Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS) [1]
2. Victoria AZARENKA (BLR) [2]
3. Agnieszka RADWANSKA (POL) [3]
4. Petra KVITOVA (CZE) [4]
5. Samantha STOSUR (AUS) [5]
6. Serena WILLIAMS (USA) [6]
7. Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) [7]
8. Angelique KERBER (GER) [8]
9. Marion BARTOLI (FRA) [9]
10. Sara ERRANI (ITA) [10]
11. Na LI (CHN) [11]
12. Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS) [12]
13. Dominika CIBULKOVA (SVK) [13]
14. Ana IVANOVIC (SRB) [14]
15. Sabine LISICKI (GER) [15]
16. Flavia PENNETTA (ITA) [16]
17. Maria KIRILENKO (RUS) [17]
18. Jelena JANKOVIC (SRB) [18]
19. Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) [19]
20. Nadia PETROVA (RUS) [20]
21. Roberta VINCI (ITA) [21]
22. Julia GOERGES (GER) [22]
23. Petra CETKOVSKA (CZE) [23]
24. Francesca SCHIAVONE (ITA) [24]
25. Jie ZHENG (CHN) [25]
26. Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES (ESP) [26]
27. Daniela HANTUCHOVA (SVK) [27]
28. Christina MCHALE (USA) [28]
29. Monica NICULESCU (ROU) [29]
30. Shuai PENG (CHN) [30]
31. Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) [31]
32. Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS) [32]

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52 Comments for Wimbledon Seedings: Roddick Gets Seeded As Monfils Withdraws; Djokovic, Sharapova Named No. 1s

jamie Says:

Players to watch


metan Says:

I wish Andy Murray will get one slam, he needs to get rid of his nervous, probably he needs special rite from tennis god, oh boy,,,

boss Says:


who did the psychic predict this year? i remember last year around this time after the seedings were made you announced that djokovic would win wimbledon…

conty Says:

hey, alison hodge? yes, using your full name ;) time for Wimbledon (almost) miss your fair and wise posts! xo

ajet too. gone for good? hope not.

matt4, he’ll be back. sure of it.

draw out tommorrow isn’t it?!

Super Says:

Rafa has a great chance of being #1 again. Roger may have some difficulty in the second week due to the changing of the surface. For Rafa it’s like playing on clay almost.

Novak has dropped his level compared to last year. We’ll see what happens. It should be fairly interesting.

conty Says:

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jamie Says:


I have to ask her. She is busy atm.

Kimberly Says:


here is the pre-registration link for the ATP Wimbledon Bracket challenge. I expect lots of particpation!

Brando Says:


i second your post earlier.

Alison and Ajet: hope you return, miss your posts dearly.

Same to mat4: i know you’ll be back- sooner the better.

P.S: good to see margot coming back also- hope the others follow suit and return with their quality posts.

Brando Says:


thanks for the link.

Mark Says:

@ Jamie. Who predicted Rafa would win FO? Was it the psychic or astrologer or both?

jane Says:

Yay, bracketeers, get your guessing on; it’s time for more challenges. This one will be difficult to pick.

As for jamie’s “players to watch” list, I’d add these: Tsonga, Delpo, Milos and maybe even Baghdatis (I know, “what have you done for me lately?” But he loves Wimbledon and in an early round he could be dangerous) and Roddick (again, I know: but again, he could be a third round opponent for someone and he is a 3 or 4 time finalist here). Tipsy loves grass too – and he likes the big matches.

Brando Says:

about the draw, i am pretty unsure on who the main guys would want to face in the SF. I see it like this:

– Murray: this one im certain about. I think he rather face novak than rafa in the SF- as a draw of course- due to his 0-3 v rafa at wimby.

– Rafa: He’d want murray- 3-0, so naturally he would like him at the SF stage.

Here where it is tricky:

– Novak: He’s never played murray or federer on grass- so who would he rather have out of the 2? Federer has the grass pedigree, BUT novak has done extremely well against fed over the last year and a half and right now fed seems a little shaky. Murray? hasn’t ventured beyond SF at wimby, BUT has the grass game, the style that upsets novak, home crowd and is in his peak- at least in theory. Tough one to choose out of the 2.

– Roger: last but by no means least- who would roger prefer- rafa or novak? With rafa he has his historic matchup problems, rafa has defeated him on grass, and arguably is the form player over the last 2 months. Novak? probably- due to his record- MAY be the easier option out of the 2 on grass, BUT novak has so convincingly won the last 6 sets these 2 have played, that the question arises: would federer really want to see him across the net, especially after SF at FO?

Brando Says:

out of jamie’s listed players i’d say murray and berdych shall make some noise at wimby.

i expect tomic and cilic not to go further than r16.

jane Says:

Good points about semifinalist match ups Brando – of course assuming all of them get there. ;) Which of the 4 is most likely to be upset before that point do you think?

Mark Says:

Rafa fans. Rafa has been chosen as the flag bearer of the Spanish team at the London Olympics. Vamos Rafa!!!

Brando Says:

Agassi talking about murray’s chances:


I agree with him wholeheartedly in what he says.

RZ Says:

Good questions. To add a wrinkle to them, despite Rafa being Andy’s roadblock at Wimbledon, Andy has done better against Rafa in the slams (though on hardcourt) than Nole/Roger.

I’m torn between rooting for Roger to get one last slam here at Wimby or Andy to win it while Lendl is his coach. It would indirectly give Lendl the one slam he always wanted but couldn’t quite get his hands on.

Brando Says:


Hi. Tough question you ask there- i think they’re chances of an upset pre SF is about equal imo. I’d also argue that, as it is getting closer to the start, they’re chances of winning are also roughly the same- except that maybe andy’s are somewhat lesser since the others have won it before.

I think however gets tsonga or berdych- in that order- maybe liable to an upset. Prior to the QF, i think maybe delpotro, raonic could take them out if any of the top 4 is not sharp enough at that point.

Beyond that, there’s plenty of players (isner, karlovic, cilic, haas, tomic etc) who could make live tough for them BUT i doubt highly that they can beat them.

other than the top 4, i can only see tsonga or berdych is the SF, imo.

Wog boy Says:

Jamie says:

“Players to watch:

Jamie, I just watched Tomic against Fognini, don’t waste your time, nothing to watch, trust me. Sorry Margot:(

Roddick is looking OK, so far, 4:1 in first set.

Wog boy Says:

Roddick one set up, 6:2 pretty good tennis from Andy.

skeezer Says:


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Kimberly Says:

Grass is an upset prone surface but for the big players it has only been near upsets–Nadal 2010 with Petzner and Haase, Federer with Falla, Djokovic with Rochus I believe it was. I can’t recall Murray struggling early but perhaps Margot would remember better than me.

Nadal often starts slow in Wimbledon and US Open and becomes a different player the second week so I guess that would make him vulnerable. The best of 5 format is a very favorable to the top 4 though. Especially against an Isner or Raonic who good have good luck in tiebreaks or reap the benefits of a sloppy service game.

jamie Says:


The Argentine psychic.

jamie Says:

Aren’t Del Potro and Tsonga injured? If not fully fit I doubt they will beat a top 4 player.

jane Says:

Murray had a 5 setter (was it last year?) versus Wawa, and they had to close the roof to finish it.

jane Says:

Here’s a link to “The Boodles” website, which has streaming! Nalby, Delpo, Murray, Nole and others are playing there this week. Murray lost this morning to Tipsy, but it was very close; reminders: these are exos, so that might be worth considering before analyzing the results too heavily.


The fact that Nalby’s playing may suggest he won’t be suspended or banned from Wimbledon?

Brando Says:


‘The fact that Nalby’s playing may suggest he won’t be suspended or banned from Wimbledon?’

I hope your right regarding this.

Nalby did something stupid- we all agree on that.

But i think he’s paid the price for it already- fine, lose of points, title, universal shaming in the tennis world etc.

That’s PLENTY already.

he deserves to play wimby, imo, since as silly as he was to do what he did- he had NO INTENT to injure the official.

jane Says:

The Boodles streaming is showing Cilic/Isner – Cilic is leading 4-1, serving to go up 5-1!

jane Says:

Isner broke back once and held so it’s now 4-3.

Kimberly Says:

Jane is Nole playing there? I didn’t see his match listed. Great site!

Wog boy Says:

Roddick is through, very nice match, 6:2, 7:6. Next round is Fognini.

tennisfansince76 Says:

if Roddick can get into playing form quickly he will be a dangerous floater for any higher ranked players.

skeezer Says:


Thanks for that link :)..very cool venue!!

jane Says:

Kimberly, maybe Nole is tomorrow? But yeah he’s definitely playing there; that’s where he warmed up for Wimbledon last year as well.

I know – what a good website hey? Very easy to navigate and offers immediate free streaming. If only all tournaments did that.

Nalby/Almagro underway.

jane Says:

tfs76 – agree about Roddick – 3 or 4 time finalist: no one wants to meet him in the 3rd round! He could be dangerous indeed.

Brando Says:

just found out that andy murray LOST today also- to tipsy?!

what’s going on with andy atm- definately now rafa and novak are queing up to draw him in the SFs at this rate.

He needs to sort his game out asap- i just cannot understand why his game is not clicking at the moment :-(

jane Says:

^ Brando, I posted the result above. It was an exo,so I wouldn’t read too much into it.

Brando Says:


i don’t know how to assess muzza atm.

From what i have read his back is fine, i have been reading his blogs and he seems very keen to do well at wimby- training hard, time on court practising etc.

yet, his results are not promising. Mahut has grass pedigree so that loss in something that i can accept, but tipsy? Bit of an unpleasant surprise.

I hope he wins boodles or atleast gets to the finals.

Kimberly Says:

Wimbledon always brings me back to this memory…greatest moment as a Rafa fan hands down


Dave Says:

Poor German tennis players: Haas, Kohlschreiber and Florian Mayer are not allowed to play the Olympics under the rules of the German Olympic Sports Federation.

Kimberly Says:

thats too bad Dave, they all deserve to play. Nice for Fed to take up for him. He has so much respect globally maybe someone will actually listen.

jane Says:

3rd time was a charm for Rafa, Kimberly: it was a great match indeed.

Brando Says:


thanks for the article dave. i did not know that- and reading it i agree with kohls- the german olympic sports federation need to get there head examined asap as it is being unfair.

respect for fed also for sticking up for them- hope they listen to him, as he’s right.

metan Says:

@ mark, Rafa deserves it, imo he must be happy,,,,,
@ kimberly, thank you for posting it. That will happen again!

Glad to know that nalby plays again.

The Great Davy Says:

I hope I get Nadal in the first round so I can show him what is what again like always been ha ha.

Dave Says:

Kimberly, Brando:

I feel it’s Federer’s job as ATP Player Council president to stick up for players in these situations. If his reputation helps their cause, even better. He did the right thing and waited till Halle was over before making a stink, otherwise the controversy in Germany would have overshadowed the Halle 20th birthday celebrations.

It’s monumentally stupid: No. 28 Florian Mayer, No. 29 Kohlschreiber and No. 49 Tommy Haas are all competent grass court players. Florian Mayer beat Rafa in straight sets at Shanghai last year. Kohls beat Rafa in straight sets on Halle grass. Tommy Hass beat Federer in straight sets on Halle grass. All three would have direct acceptance based on today’s rankings.

Tennis-X should start something going on behalf of top 100 players around the world whose Olympic Federations are blocking their participation.


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Steve 27 Says:

Boris Becker would love to participate in his beloved grass court if he was 15 years younger.
Für mein Land, für Ehre, für den Ruhm.

Anthony Edwards Says:

guess who is laughing all the way to the bank, though?

Mr. Federer – 5th in forbes’ richest athletes list. only tennis player in top 10.

50million$ + last year.

You can slow down surfaces/conditions, but you cannot stop a winner ;)

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