Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic leads the men’s rankings in the absence of Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev | Tennis News

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Novak Djokovic currently sits third in the ATP rankings.©UKTN

World number three Novak Djokovic will head to the 2022 Wimbledon Grand Slam next week as the men’s top seed. The defending champion is the first seed after Russian world number one Daniil Medvedev was banned from taking part while German world number two Alexander Zverev is out through injury. Wimbledon organizers announced in April the banning of Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s Grand Slam after Russia invaded Ukraine. The ban on Russian players means that Medvedev and world number 8 Andrey Rublev will not take part in the men’s draw. While Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova who is in the top 20 of the women’s ranking also suffers from this decision.

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While Alexander Zverev tore multiple lateral ligaments in his right foot following his horrific injury at Roland-Garros 2022. The 25-year-old German was more than three hours away from an epic semi-final with Rafael Nadal when he badly rolled his ankle while moving to his right.

Djokovic, who did not take part in the Australian Open 2022, was recently dismissed as world number one by Medvedev.

The absence of Medvedev and Zverev also means Rafael Nadal, who won the Australian Open and French Open this year, is ranked second. This means that Djokovic and Nadal are in different halves and cannot face each other before the men’s final.

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Wimbledon 2022 will be held from June 27 to July 10. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament, established in 1877, will be played at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London, UK. The Tournament Director is Jamie Baker.

The Wimbledon singles and doubles draw will take place on Friday. Since 1927, only two unranked players have won the men’s singles – Boris Becker in 1985 and Goran Ivanisevic in 2001.

Eleven unranked players reached the men’s singles final and four unranked players reached the women’s singles final.

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Today, there are 32 seeds in men’s and women’s singles. Between 2002 and 2019, the men’s singles ranking was determined by an area-based formula, which more accurately reflected a player’s achievements on the grass pitch during the two-year period immediately prior to the date used for championship standings. After the 2019 Championships, it was decided that the ranking formula had run its course.

Beginning with The Championships 2021, seedings for men’s and women’s singles are based on world ranking.

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