No surprises in SW19 seedings
Djokovic top seed in defence of Wimbledon title
Last Updated: 22/06/12 10:46am
Novak Djokovic: Defending champion is top seed this year
The Wimbledon seedings have been announced with the top five in the men's list mirroring the current world rankings.
It means defending champion Novak Djokovic is the top seed followed by former winners Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, with Andy Murray seeded fourth in his quest for a first Grand Slam title.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France is next in the seedings ahead of former runner-up Tomas Berdych, who is placed ahead of David Ferrer on account of his better record on grass.
Spanish claycourt specialist Ferrer is seeded seventh having failed to get past the fourth round at SW19 on his previous visits.
Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia, Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina and American Mardy Fish round out the top 10.
Other climbers include three-time quarter-finalist Feliciano Lopez, who is elevated from 17th to 14th, and Marin Cilic, the winner at Queen's Club last weekend, who is seeded 16th.
The biggest leap is made by Australian teenager Bernard Tomic, who reached the quarter-finals last year and climbs from 27th to 20th, while three-time finalist Andy Roddick is seeded 30th.
The most notable absentee is world number 15 Gael Monfils, who will miss the tournament with the same knee problems that saw him skip the French Open.
In the women's draw, former champion Maria Sharapova heads the seedings after usurping Victoria Azarenka as world number one with her victory at the French Open last month.
Four-time champion Serena Williams is seeded sixth, while sister Venus is currently placed 55th in the world rankings and is not amongst the seedings as she bids for a sixth title.
Williams is without a seeding for the first time since 1997 while four-time Grand Slam winner Kim Clijsters is also unseeded for the first time since 2000.
The only changes to the seedings reflect the absence from the tournament of world number 16 Kaia Kanepi and number 18 Andrea Petkovic through injury.