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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! As the start of Wimbledon 2022 draws ever closer, the seeds for the draw have been made as the tournament gets ready to welcome capacity crowds.Russian and Belarusian players are not allowed to compete this year because of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, meaning world No 1 Daniil Medvedev, No 8 Andrey Rublev and No 22 Karen Khachanov will play no part. No 2 Alexander Zverev is also unavailable after injuring his ankle ligaments at Roland Garros in early June.But neither the absences of Medvedev, Rublev and Zverev – three of last year’s top eight seeds – nor the use of a more predictable seeding model that mirrors the ATP rankings – have prevented a line-up emerging with plenty of talking points.The two top seeds are Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, their places at this year’s tournament having been in doubt at differing points this year. The lack of vaccine restrictions has cleared the way for Djokovic’s entry, while Nadal is widely expected to play through the pain of a foot injury in the hope of winning his first calendar-year Grand Slam.More from TennisHow to watch Serena Williams' return to tennis at Eastbourne on Tuesday20 June, 2022Henman says Wimbledon changes 'need to be made' to avoid repeat of Serena Williams slip20 June, 2022Murray admits injury has 'hampered' Wimbledon preparations and coming days will determine fate20 June, 2022Rounding off the top four – who cannot play one another until the semi-finals at the earliest – are the unlikely duo of Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Ruud, who lost in the French Open final to Nadal earlier this month, has made no secret of his distaste for grass and is clearly better-suited to other surfaces – and has never won a match at Wimbledon.Tsitsipas may be less outspoken about playing on grass but the Greek does not have a much better record than Ruud on it, having won 10 and lost 10 at tour level during his career. They may be two of the world’s best players, but questions remain about whether Wimbledon is the Grand Slam for them.Of the next four seeds – Carlos Alcaraz, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Hubert Hurkacz and Matteo Berrettini – it is Alcaraz, Hurkacz and Berrettini who catch the eye. Alcaraz is a remarkably young fifth seed at just 19, while Hurkacz recently defeated Medvedev to win the Halle Open. That victory on grass will be an ideal confidence boost as the Pole looks to better his semi-final appearance at last year’s Wimbledon.The victor of that semi-final, Berrettini, is coincidentally seeded just one spot below Hurkacz. Although he was defeated by Djokovic in the final last year, Berrettini arguably has the best grass-court credentials of any of the top eight seeds outside the top two and is one to watch this year.In at nine is Britain’s highest-seeded competitor, Cameron Norrie, who has never got beyond the first week at Wimbledon. With this year’s Championships being Norrie’s first as Britain’s No 1 after he broke into the world top 10 for the first time in April, there seems no better time for him to get into the fourth round and potentially beyond.The only other seeded Briton is Dan Evans at 29, whose victory in the Nottingham Open earlier this month was followed by an early exit in the round of 32 at Queen’s. Like Norrie, he has never got beyond the third round at Wimbledon.Of the unseeded players, Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios are the two most notable. Murray may not be the player he once was but he is nevertheless in better shape than when he reached the third round last year, despite his Wimbledon preparations being rocked by an injury-enforced absence from Queen’s.Outspoken Aussie Kyrgios is bullish about his prospects on grass this year, though he has never bettered his breakthrough run to the quarter-finals in 2014. Whatever his form, you can certainly expect a punchy quote or two.Wimbledon men’s seeds tracker*This list will be updated at the end of each day’s play to reflect any eliminations. For live scoring, please visit the official Wimbledon website.1. Novak Djokovic2. Rafael Nadal3. Casper Ruud4.
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. Carlos Alcaraz6. Felix Auger-Aliassime7. Hubert Hurkacz8. Matteo Berrettini9. Cameron Norrie10. Jannik Sinner11. Taylor Fritz12. Diego Schwartzman13. Denis Shapovalov14. Marin Cilec15. Reilly Opelka16. Pedro Carreno Busta17. Roberto Bautista Agut18. Grigor Dimitrov19. Gael Monfils20. Alex de Minaur21. John Isner22. Botic van de Zandschulp23. Nikoloz Basilashvili24. Frances Tiafoe25. Holger Rune26. Miomir Kecmanovic27. Filip Krajinovic28. Lorenzo Sonego29. Daniel Evans30. Jenson Brooksby31. Tommy Paul32. Sebastian BaezFollow i sport on Facebook for more tennis news, interviews and features, or listen to the Love Tennis Podcast presented by i‘s James Gray on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts
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