Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be on opposite sides of the draw this time around.
The seeding for Wimbledon was announced on Tuesday. Djokovic and Nadal finished first and second respectively in the men’s draw due to the absence of Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev.
Medvedev, who is in first place, cannot take part due to the All England Club’s decision not to allow players from Russia or Belarus to participate in the tournament in 2022 due to the invasion of Ukraine. Medvedev Russian. Zverev, who finished second, was out with an ankle injury.
This means that Djokovic and Nadal have become the top two seeded players and are now unable to meet before the final. That was not the case at the French Open last month when Nadal beat Djokovic in the quarterfinals en route to a men’s record 22nd Grand Slam title.
The women’s draw for Serena Williams will include the 23-time Grand Slam winner, but she will not be seeded.
The draw will take place on Friday and the tournament will start on Monday.
From 2021, seeding in both men’s and women’s singles is based on world rankings.
Williams has not competed since completing her first match at last year’s Wimbledon.
She has received a wild card for the All England Club singles tournament starting next week and can therefore play anyone in the first round.
Iga Swiatek from Poland will be the best player at Wimbledon.