Big three lead the mens seeds again at Wimbldeon

  1. Novak Djokovic – The defending champion never hit the high notes in the French Open but still made the final. Having been beaten by Nadal on three straight occasions there is no doubt that Djokovic will be extremely motivated to claim his second title at the All England Club.
  2. Rafael Nadal – Since 2006 Nadal has only lost three matches atWimbledon, all finals. His absence in 2009 skews the stats but his ability to dominate players on all surfaces is without question. With Djokovic having apparently gained a mental advantage over the Spaniard his French Open victory was of the upmost importance. Beating the Serb on grass is another matter but can anyone ever discount Nadal?
  3. Roger Federer – For seven years Federer was all but unbeatable at Wimbldeon but without a Grand Slam title since 2010 there is little reason to expect the ever growing gulf between Federer and the leading duo will diminish. Even so his physical strength is as good as ever and he cannot be discounted.
  4. Andy Murray – Hasn’t won a match on grass this year but the level of expectation onMurray should be much lower than we have seen in the past. The media will be focused on Euro 2012 so it should give the Scotsman the chance to fly under the radar atWimbledon.
  5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – His mental strength has been in question in the past and it will be very interesting to see how he recovers from his French Open defeat to Djokovic. Tsonga held four match points before Djokovic claimed the win. Even so it was more a case of Djokovic winning the match then Tsonga failing to close.
  6. Tomas Berdych –  Former finalist has the talent to be a contender but mental mistakes and inconsistencies have always held him back.
  7. David Ferrer – The French Open semi-finalist has never been able to convert his form on other surfaces to grass. Making the second week is about all that can be expected of the Spaniard.
  8. Janko Tipsarevic –  A good all round player but one who does not posses the weapons to be a threat at the Grand Slam level.
  9. Juan Martin del Potro – The oft-injured del Potro has the physical abilities to be a challenger to the leading four players in the world but he has never been able to play to his best on grass. As ever his health will dictate how far he can go this week.
  10. Mardy Fish – Fresh from surgery for heart issues Fish heads toWimbledon with little expectation. It may be a blessing for Fish as he can play without expectation but given his build-up to the championships winning a couple of matches will be seen as a success.
  11. John Isner – One of the most inconsistent players in the men’s draw. Isner is equally capable of falling early in a Slam or making solid progress to the latter stages. His reputation as a “marathon man” makes him popular with fans.
  12. Nicolas Almagro – Seeding reflects his performances on other surfaces. Little chance of winning more than two matches.
  13. Gilles Simon – The Frenchman is a solid player and has the ability to progress to the second week but a difficult draw makes an third round exit more likely.
  14. Feliciano Lopez – Withdrew from his opening French Open match due to injury so the status of his game is in question. He is however a solid grass court player so could make some noise during theWimbledon fortnight.
  15. Juan Monaco – Never won a match atWimbledon so claiming his first victory would mark a successful tournament.
  16. Marin Cilic – Inherited theQueens title following David Nalbandian’s melt down but he has struggled with injuries this year. He has the attributes to be a contender on grass, especially a big first serve.

Unseeded – Tommy Hass – The German beat Federer inHalle so he can’t be discounted atWimbledon. A former world number four can be a danger if he truly has found his form again following injuries.

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