2015 Wimbledon Seedings: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams Named Top Seeds
by Staff | June 24th, 2015, 12:19 pm

The seedings for Wimbledon were released earlier today with no real surprises to note. Based on a formula, defending champion Novak Djokovic was named as the top seed while Serena Williams is the women’s as No. 1 as the committee again honored the WTA Rankings.

Roger Federer is seeded second, Andy Murray third and French Open champion Stan Wawrinka is fourth. Former champion Rafael Nadal is 10th.

The draw will be released on Friday. Play begins on Monday with Novak Djokovic the first match on Centre Court.

2015 Wimbledon Seedings

2 FEDERER, Roger (SUI)
3 MURRAY, Andy (GBR)
6 BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE)
7 RAONIC, Milos (CAN)
8 FERRER, David (ESP)
9 CILIC, Marin (CRO)
10 NADAL, Rafael (ESP)
11 DIMITROV, Grigor (BUL)
12 SIMON, Gilles (FRA)
13 TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried (FRA)
14 ANDERSON, Kevin (RSA)
15 LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP)
16 GOFFIN, David (BEL)
17 ISNER, John (USA)
18 MONFILS, Gael (FRA)
19 ROBREDO, Tommy (ESP)
21 GASQUET, Richard (FRA)
22 TROICKI, Viktor (SRB)
24 MAYER, Leonardo (ARG)
25 SEPPI, Andreas (ITA)
26 KYRGIOS, Nick (AUS)
27 TOMIC, Bernard (AUS)
28 CUEVAS, Pablo (URU)
29 GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo (ESP)
30 FOGNINI, Fabio (ITA)
31 SOCK, Jack (USA)
32 THIEM, Dominic (AUT)

1 WILLIAMS, Serena (USA)
2 KVITOVA, Petra (CZE)
3 HALEP, Simona (ROU)
5 WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN)
8 MAKAROVA, Ekaterina (RUS)
10 KERBER, Angelique (GER)
11 PLISKOVA, Karolina (CZE)
12 BOUCHARD, Eugenie (CAN)
13 RADWANSKA, Agnieszka (POL)
14 PETKOVIC, Andrea (GER)
16 WILLIAMS, Venus (USA)
18 LISICKI, Sabine (GER)
19 ERRANI, Sara (ITA)
20 MUGURUZA, Garbine (ESP)
21 KEYS, Madison (USA)
22 STOSUR, Samantha (AUS)
23 AZARENKA, Victoria (BLR)
24 PENNETTA, Flavia (ITA)
25 CORNET, Alize (FRA)
26 KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (RUS)
27 STRYCOVA, Barbora (CZE)
28 JANKOVIC, Jelena (SRB)
29 BEGU, Irina-Camelia (ROU)
30 BENCIC, Belinda (SUI)
31 GIORGI, Camila (ITA)
32 GARCIA, Caroline (FRA)

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38 Comments for 2015 Wimbledon Seedings: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams Named Top Seeds

Tennis lover Says:

People expecting djokovic to win wimbledon are fool. Djokovic won’t win wimbledon. And, neither will nadal. This time, it’ll be either Murray or some one new.

RogNadFan Says:

There you go! Why stop there. Kindly, also let us know when the world will end?

Al Says:

Oh the infamous Murray… The man who’s best recent achievements ( spamming 2 years) consist of 2 masters titles. Unable to defeat any of his key rivals..That Murray?! Hyeah sure!

Jack Lewis Says:

Expecting the world #1 to win wimbledon is the definition of foolish… The stupidity!!!

Rich Says:

I think the Slams hurt their own products by not re-seeding players according to their likelihood of progression.

Similar to the NCAA putting the two best #1 seeds, Kentucky and Wisconsin, on the same half of the March Madness draw, which led to a fatigued Wisconsin losing to an inferior Duke team, when Wimbledon seeds Nadal #10, it eliminates the chance for a Djokovic-Murray-Nadal-Nishikori Final 4 (my top 4 at SW19), or everyone else’s “Big 4” Final 4.

Also, how can Raonic, off of injury, be seeded so highly, when the likelihood of him progressing far is low, IMO. Ferrer, on grass??? Cilic, anywhere??? Cilic is 10-9 this year.

Halep has been bad. Wozniacki’s not a threat on grass (or anywhere justifying a 5 seed).

Mis-seeding ends up creating vacuums in the draw, where Bautista-Agut beats Cilic, leaving a high seed void, and Peng Shuai eliminates Halep. Like a bad NC State as an 8 seed beating a vastly over-seeded #1 seed Villanova in the NCAAs, with NC State then getting waxed the very next game.

By focusing on likelihood of progression, Wimbledon and the other Slams can optimize the chances that the “money” end of the tournament, when the most fans are watching and the advertisers are spending most of their $$$ (on that annoyingly overplayed fitbit ad), the hottest, best and best grass courters are locking horns.

the_mind_reels Says:

@Rich: unless I’m missing something, I believe Wimbledon does exactly what you’re calling for? They seed based on a combination of current ranking and recent grass court results, which feels like a pretty good indicator of likelihood to succeed in a grass court major.

I’d be curious to hear what other method you think might be a more effective way of seeding. You cite Djokovic-Murray-Nadal-Nishikori as *your* top 4 at Wimbledon, which is fine, but other than that being your opinion, what’s the basis for seeding those players 1, 2, 3, and 4? Nadal hasn’t done anything on grass in recent years, so it seems tough to rank him anywhere near the top (plus given his current world ranking).

Margot Says:

Yep, “that Murray” who this year has reached AO final, RG semi, won BMW, Madrid and Queens and passed 500 wins. In the process has beaten Nishikori, Raonic and Rafa. Has only lost to Novak.
Yep, “that Murray.”
Coming back to the top of professional sport after a back operation must be so terribly easy. Do tell us about your experiences while doing so.
And BTW as MMT has pointed out H2Hs are not set in stone either.

sieñña Says:

Rich been smoking the topnutch stuff from my “beloved” Amsterdam?

My god you foreigners go nuts with that stuff. Concentration is so high that delusion that the stap from your normal pesticide infected dope is like entering a whole new world. Youre living in bizarro world at the moment. Stay of the smokers.

Al Says:

Yes Murray has an aptitude for picking up the crumps. H2h isn’t set in stone which doesn’t body well for him in the future. The problem with Murray is that he feels a sense of entitlement, bestowed upon him by the overzealous/frantic media machine. Frenzy anyone!!! Don’t get me wrong, he is a good player just not a great one…he would do a lot better if the press quit fighting his battles.. P.s. No self promotion here luv..

Jock-KatH Says:

Last I heard there’s at least a couple of hundred players who would consider Murray’s crumbs to be a gourmet meal….

jalep Says:

Aga Radwanska wins the opening set v Pironkova. Tennis Channel showing Eastbourne in real time :D

Agnieszka appears back to her old self – very happy about it. Has improved her serve and slicing, dicing, controlling the points. Still lacks power on her groundstrokes. Go Aga!

calmdownplease Says:

Hate to tell you `Al` but you’re a plonker dude
Just watch and learn over the next few weeks, even you and your skewered Feddite reasoning will get it eventually….

Jurgens_Lotion Says:

RogNadFan Says:
There you go! Why stop there. Kindly, also let us know when the world will end?
Obviously these people are full of it. There is another arrogant know-it-all named ‘Funches’ who does this every slam. He of course said there is no way Djokovic would lose to Wawrinka at the French.

Margot Says:

Source please for that incredible statement Murray has a “sense of entitlement.” As far as I know he felt the expectations of an “over zealous” media weighing on him like a stone. Mac has spoken eloquently about that prsssure. Don’t think either any Murray fans on here have ever claimed he was up with Fed/Rafa etc. Perhaps you are confusing this site with another?
“Luv?” Tut, tut. Patronising? Very.

jalep Says:

Aga won. Now playing in Eastbourne where I can hear the seagulls squaking: Bencic v Konta

Johanna Konta and Belinda Bencic have both been fantastic on grass this week. Bencic was runner-up to Camila Giorgi at Top Shelf. Kerber, Pliskova, Giorgi, Konjuh, Nicelescu, Bencic, Konta, Lisicki all good on grass lately.

Petkovic v Woz and Stephens v Gavrilova following this match.

Actually agree with Rich about Simona Halep :(
And Petra Kvitova – worried about her.
Probably will pick Serena to win as I did FO.

Jock-KatH Says:

Nole convincingly defeated Gilles Simon today.

Andy Murray v Victor Troicki at The Boodles, Friday 2.30pm.

jalep Says:

Hi JKatH.

Nole is playing Gasquet right now. Nole and Gasquet played a serious first set and now it’s a hit and giggle fest. Nole catching a tennis ball in his pants pocket :D Fognini v Haase was for laughs too.

Simon v Querry quarterfinal is coming up at Nottingham.

Hey if you are interested, click on that link I posted for Gtn Wimbledon bracket challenge. Margot, Hippy Chick, and Vinod are in.

Margot. Did you try posting on the Bracket pool itself? That’s where HC left a message. Check your messages… I had to “friend” you before leaving you a message because my account is new, not the pigoonse/contador one.

Paul Brandford Says:

Where are all the doubles rankings, the Gentlemen, the Ladies and the mixed doubles? As interesting as the singles are, the doubles are also interesting to many of us as well.

Jock-KatH Says:

Excuse my ignorance, Jalep, but what is the Gnt Wimbledon Bracket Challenge?

jalep Says:


It’s a free and for fun Wimbledon bracket challenge on GLobal Tennis Network.

Kimberly, a poster here, who unfortunately has not posted in a while, used to set up the bracket challenges for Tennis-xer’s. Tennis channel used to have a bracket challenge game too that Kimberly would organize – but now TC charges money! unbelievable.

Anyway, I’ll post the link again. You sign up, log in and fill out your picks for Wimbledon. It’s a tennis-x bracket pool under my name. All are welcome.

jalep Says:


This is the link for trying your luck at picking the Wimbledon draw. You can pre-register there (GTN) if you’d like to play.

Pamela Says:

Thank you jalep. Sounds like fun. Only 4 days left!!! I, for one, am very excited! Even my 90 year old mother is excited!!

jalep Says:

Your very welcome, Pamela!

I’m excited too – always love a picking a bracket, even if I fail miserably. How wonderful that you 90 yr old mom is excited! If I make it to 90, I’m sure I’ll still be following tennis too. ;)

Jock-KatH Says:

Thanks Jalep – its evening and I’m not up to it – especially as the draw will be out tomorrow. But many thanks.

Jock-KatH Says:

@ Margot – Yes, lovely article – simple but direct.

Saw an SI article with 5 Commentators giving their choice for Wimb. and reasons for their choice. The following 4 pick Andy:

Wertheim picks Nole
Lawrence picks Roger

Tried to re-find the link to copy but have failed.

Jock-KatH Says:

Correction – 6 commentators –

RZ Says:

Thanks Margot. So excited for Wimbledon to start. Go Andy!!!

Rich Says:

mind_reels: thanks for your reply to my seeding disagreement post, above.

I understand that Wimbledon alone uses a formula to seed its players beyond straight rankings, but I think all of the Slams should do much more than that and instead what I stated above, in short:

“By focusing on likelihood of progression” of the players. Who is most likely to advance the furthest? This is a purely SUBJECTIVE approach, similar to what the NCAA Selection Committee does for March Madness, and that works relatively well. I believe Wimbledon did this in the 80s and 90s, to great effect.

While Nadal’s results haven’t been overwhelming, it took Novak to beat him in Paris, and Nadal is a class player with 2 Wimbledon titles, who is improving this year (despite Queen’s), whom I think is more likely to advance far than are Raonic, Ferrer and certainly Cilic, as examples, and produce better late round matches for the fans.

I don’t like simple results or “fairness” to factor in – Wimbledon is about $$$, so is pro tennis – and they get the most $$$ by pleasing the fans, separating the “best” players from each other until as late as possible, when the most fans are watching. “Best” to me is subjective, it involves current form, back class, guts, surface results, toughness, etc.

I just think Nadal has a better chance than most of the top 10, and I am not a Nadal fan (I think he’s dropped to 10 because, in addition to his injuries, the biological passport took effect in late 2014, and now has lost strength, power and the healing benefits that go with steroids – this also is just a subjective guess on my part; maybe he just has too many miles on the odometer).

I want Janowicz to win it. I also want my head of hair to grow back…..

Daniel Says:

Wow skeeze, some of those records I didn’t know about it: the 109-3 in HC from 2005-2006 ir’a unreal considering the amount of Hard Courr titles spreaded in tbe season.

This HC records put his acomplishmenta in perspective. Beyond doubt the king of HC.

skeezer Says:

Yeah there is / has been a lot of trash talkin down on Fed the last few years from the few jealous hateful type, but when his career is done all this kinda stuff will be revisited and appreciated by all that appreciate the game. And it will come to light again and again.
The HC record is amazing, considering the competition on HC vs Clay during the last 10-15 years.

Just thankful the Legend is still # 2 @ soon to be 34, and competing strongly in this era.
Another hidden stat in his career is that of all the greats he has never ever retired from a match. Amazin. Now he may one day going forward retire from a match, but still, that will just put him at one, not many. Maestro.

Okiegal Says:

I guess Fed will play as long as it takes to top Jimbo…..I think he would love that stat on his resume!

Daniel Says:


In order for that to happen ge would have to basically be injury free for the next 3-4 years and wins around 50 matches per season. Maybe him removing Miami as he did and increasing the 250-500 (Brisbana, Istambul, Dubai, Halle, Basel) he may have a shot. But to far ahead now.

I think what still drives him is that even as most of us feel/wish/think he is done winning Slams, part of him still believes he can. Damm last year he was 2 games in Wimbledon (it was 4-4 before henwas broken to lose final game) and 2 matches away from US Open. Had it not for Cilic juggernaut who knows in a final versus Kei!

I think that once he feels 100% he is done winning Slams is going to be hard for him to play for the longevity records and be motivates. Maybe he will. Will see…

Okiegal Says:

@Daniel….Jimbo retired at 44, I think?? Roger is 34…..healthy as a horse. Hey, I’m thinking this guy could play for ten more years. He’s got perfect athletic genes! Watch out Connors, Roger could pull this off…..

jane Says:

plus fed’s had a lot of different hairstyles. ;)

Okiegal Says:

Roger loves his hair, and rightfully so! It is pretty! He messes with his hair almost as much as Rafa does. Novak has the best hair for tennis…..a close cut bur!! Lol

Margot Says:


Saw this article about Kyrgios in which he says his parents “pushed” him into tennis.
Hmmm. Don’t think that’s a good move tbh.

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