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Wimbledon: Emma Raducanu is seeded 10th, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic take top men’s seedings

Emma Raducanu is seeded 10th for Wimbledon, Britain’s No.1 Cam Norrie rises to ninth, while Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are set to meet in the final if they reach the top men’s rankings

  • Emma Raducanu rises one place from her world ranking to the 10th series
  • World number 6 Aryna Sabalenka absent due to Russian and Belarusian ban
  • Cameron Norrie also moves up three places from his ranking to be placed ninth
  • World No 1 and 2 Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev will also be absent
  • As a result, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal take over the ranking of the best men

Emma Raducanu will be placed 10th in this year’s Wimbledon Championships, the All England Club has confirmed.

The US Open champion, who struggled with injuries in the run-up to the tournament, moves up one place in her world rankings due to the absence of the number 6 in the world ranking, Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus.

Wimbledon announced in April that it would ban players from Russia and Belarus due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Emma Raducanu moves up one place in the ranking to become 10th for Wimbledon

Emma Raducanu moves up one place in the ranking to become 10th for Wimbledon

Britain’s No. 1 Cameron Norrie moves up three places from his ranking to be placed ninth, while Dan Evans is placed 29th.

World number 1 Daniil Medvedev and Russian compatriot Andrey Rublev are both missing from the line-up, while world number 2 Alexander Zverev is also out due to injury.

Zverev underwent surgery this month for torn ligaments in his right ankle after he was forced to withdraw from his French Open semifinal against Rafael Nadal.

Alexander Zverev is out due to an injury he sustained during his French Open semifinal

Alexander Zverev is out due to an injury he sustained during his French Open semifinal

Due to the absence of Daniil Medvedev and Zverev, Rafael Nadal (above) is placed second

Due to the absence of Daniil Medvedev and Zverev, Rafael Nadal (above) is placed second

In the absence of Medvedev and Zverev, Nadal, who is halfway through a possible calendar year Slam after winning the Australian Open and French Open, will be placed second.

Novak Djokovic is assuming the top men’s roster for Nadal, meaning they won’t be able to meet until the men’s final on July 10, as they are in separate halves of the draw.

The two met earlier this year in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros, where the Spaniard triumphed en route to his second Grand Slam title of the year.

Meanwhile, world champion Iga Swiatek tops the women’s rankings ahead of Anett Kontaveit and Ons Jabeur.

Novak Djokovic takes over the top men's ranking, meaning he can only meet Nadal in the final

Novak Djokovic takes over the top men’s ranking, meaning he can only meet Nadal in the final

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