Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Top Seeds for Wimbledon

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJune 28, 2017

Britain's Andy Murray reacts while playing Australia's Jordan Thompson during their men's singles first round tennis match at the ATP Aegon Championships tennis tournament at Queen's Club in west London on June 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK        (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
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World No. 1 Andy Murray has officially been named the top seed for Wimbledon 2017 as he eyes back-to-back titles a year after he snared his second trophy at the All England Club. 

According to ESPN.com, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are listed as seed Nos. 2-4, in that order. 

Murray will return to the site of last year's triumph looking to snap out of a funk that has been facilitated by a slew of injuries, including an elbow ailment that forced him to withdraw from the Miami Open in March. 

But even when he's been healthy, Murray has not looked himself. 

Although he reached the semifinals at last month's French Open, Murray hasn't advanced beyond the third round in three of his last four tournaments. 

Murray's most recent slip-up came at the Queen's Club Championships—a grass-court tune-up—when he was bounced in his opening match by Jake Thompson 7-6, 6-2. 

Djokovic has also been slightly off his game after his year started with a stunning second-round loss at the Australian Open. 

The 30-year-old bowed out of the Madrid Open in the quarterfinals and came up short in the Italian Open Final against Alexander Zverev before he was ousted in the French Open quarters by Dominic Thiem. 

The story differs for Federer, who has already captured singles titles at the Australian Open, BNP Paribas Open, Miami Open and, most recently, the ATP Gerry Weber Open. 

Nadal has also reminded people what he's capable of thanks to triumphs at the French Open, Madrid Open, Montre-Carlo Masters and Barcelona Open. 

On the women's side, Germany's Angelique Kerber and Romania's Simona Halep were named the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively. 

Venus Williams, who lost to Kerber in last year's Wimbledon semifinals, is seeded 10th. 

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