Wimbledon 2013: Top 20 Seeds for Men and Women's Draw Announced

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Wimbledon 2013: Top 20 Seeds for Men and Women's Draw Announced
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Eight-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal will be seeded outside the top four of the men's draw at Wimbledon for the first time in 10 years according to The Guardian's James Riach.

You have to go all the way back to Nadal's first Wimbledon appearance in 2003 to find the only other time the King of Clay entered the All England Club seeded lower than fourth. Nadal was unseeded that year and had just turned 17 years old. 

2011 Wimbledon champion and current world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will enter the fortnight at SW19 as the top seed in the men's draw. Meanwhile, 2012 Wimbledon finalist Andy Murray will be seeded second after skipping the French Open earlier this summer to rest a bad back.

Seven-time Wimbledon winner and defending champion Roger Federer will be seeded third overall in the men's draw. Federer has struggled more than usual this season, but was able to win his first title of 2013 this past weekend at the Gerry Weber Open, an annual grass-court warm up tournament for Wimbledon.

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In the women's draw, defending champion and five-time winner Serena Williams will be the top seed. Williams is in the midst of a 31-match winning streak and is less than two weeks removed from winning her 16th career Grand Slam title at Roland Garros.

Two-time Wimbledon semifinalist Victoria Azarenka will be seeded second, just ahead of 2004 champion Maria Sharapova

2012 Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska and 2012 French Open finalist Sara Errani round out the top-five seeds in the women's draw this summer. 

Here's a look at the Top 20 seeds in each singles draw (courtesy of The Guardian):

 

Men's Singles Top 20 Seeds

Seed Player Country
1 Novak Djokovic Serbia 
2 Andy Murray Great Britain
3 Roger Federer Switzerland
4 David Ferrer Spain
5 Rafael Nadal Spain
6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga France
7 Tomas Berdych Czech Republic
8 Juan Martin del Potro Argentina
9 Richard Gasquet France
10 Marin Cilic Croatia
11 Stanislas Wawrinka Switzerland
12 Kei Nishikori Japan
13 Tommy Haas Germany
14 Janko Tipsarevic Serbia
15 Nicolas Almagro Spain
16 Philipp Kohlschreiber Germany
17 Milos Raonic Canada
18 John Isner United States
19 Gilles Simon France
20 Mikhail Youzhny Russia

 

Women's Singles Top 20 Seeds

Seed Player Country
1 Serena Williams United States
2 Victoria Azarenka Belarus
3 Maria Sharapova Russia
4 Agnieszka Radwanska Poland
5 Sara Errani Italy
6 Li Na China
7 Angelique Kerber Germany
8 Petra Kvitova Czech Republic
9 Caroline Wozniacki Denmark
10 Maria Kirilenko Russia
11 Roberta Vinci Italy
12 Ana Ivanovic Serbia
13 Nadia Petrova Russia
14 Samantha Stosur Australia
15 Marion Bartoli France
16 Jelena Jankovic Serbia
17 Sloane Stephens United States
18 Dominika Cibulkova Slovakia
19 Carla Suarez Navarro Spain
20 Kirsten Flipkens Belgium

 

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