‘Big 4’ given top four men’s seed­ings at Wim­ble­don

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LON­DON | The “Big 4” of men’s tennis were given the four high­est seed­ings for this year’s tour­na­ment at Wim­ble­don.

No. 1-ranked Andy Mur­ray, the de­fend­ing cham­pion, is the top-seeded player, fol­lowed by No­vak Djokovic, Roger Fed­erer and Rafael Nadal.

Nadal and Djokovic are also in the top four of the ATP rank­ings, but Fed­erer is No. 5. Third-ranked Stan Wawrinka, who has won the other three Grand Slam ti­tles but not Wim­ble­don, is seeded fifth.

In the women’s seed­ings, An­gelique Ker­ber is No. 1 in a list that mir­rors the top-10 rank­ings. The only ex­cep­tion is the ab­sence of No. 4-ranked Ser­ena Wil­liams, who is preg­nant and skip­ping the tour­na­ment. That means fifth-ranked Elina Svi­tolina is the fourth-seeded player at Wim­ble­don, be­hind Ker­ber, Si­mona Halep and Karolina Pliskova.

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