Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek secured the No. 1 seeds for Wimbledon as expected, as the All England Club adhered to the ATP and WTA rankings. Alcaraz overtook Novak Djokovic in the men’s standings, while Djokovic slid to No. 2 after his French Open victory.
However, Djokovic did not receive a ranking boost in 2022 due to a protest by the ATP and WTA against the All England Club’s decision to ban players from Russia and Belarus.These athletes can compete this year, and Daniil Medvedev and Aryna Sabalenka, who hold the No. 3 and No. 2 seeds respectively, are eligible to participate.
The tournament organizers will conduct the singles bracket draws on Friday. The tournament is scheduled to commence on Monday. Casper Ruud holds the No. 4 seed among the men, followed by Stefanos Tsitsipas, Holger Rune, Jannik Sinner, Taylor Fritz, and Frances Tiafoe.Nick Kyrgios, who was the runner-up to Djokovic last year, holds the 31st seed.
Iga Swiatek , who has held the No. 1 ranking since April 2022 and owns four Grand Slam titles, including the most recent French Open, has never advanced beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Among the women’s 32 seeds, Elena Rybakina, the 2022 women’s champion at the All England Club, is No. 3, followed by Jessica Pegula, Caroline Garcia, Ons Jabeur, Coco Gauff, Maria Sakkari, Petra Kvitova, and Barbora Krejcikova.
Starting in 2002 until 2019, the All England Club used a formula to determine the men’s seedings based on results on grass at Wimbledon and elsewhere. However, the tournament has since adopted a policy of following the rankings to determine all seeds.