In it’s 132nd year, the Grand Slam tournament of tournaments begins with all the fanfare of previous years despite the economic downturn. As the oldest and most prestigious tournament in tennis returns to the All England Club, record crowds are expected this year at the grass courts. The Telegraph reported that thousands of fans are expected to join the already increased applications for the annual ticket ballet. With applications up 20% compared to last year, tennis fans prove their loyalty to the sport.
From today until July 5th tennis stars from across the world will compete for the coveted title. So who are the top ten seeded singles players?
|Current Rank||Men’s Singles||Women’s Singles|
|2||Roger Federer||Serena Williams|
|3||Andy Murray||Venus Williams|
|4||Novak Djokovic||Elena Dementieva|
|5||Juan Martin Del Potro||Svetlana Kuznetsova|
|6||Andy Roddick||Jelena Jankovic|
|7||Fernando Verdasco||Vera Zvonareva|
|8||Gilles Simon||Victoria Azarenka|
|9||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Caroline Wozniacki|
|10||Fernando Gonzalez||Nadia Petrova|
You’ll notice that the #1 seeded player, Rafael Nadal, is not on the list. Bad knees were the cause of his early exit from the French Open and now even earlier cancellation for Wimbledon. As Nadal nurses the tendinitis in his knees, Federer is the favorite to win but must get past Murray and Djokovic before doing so…
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