Djokovic Leads the Way at SW19

Novak Djokovic has been confirmed as the top seed for Wimbledon, while Bernard Tomic and Feliciano Lopez are the big movers in the seedings list.

As expected, the top four in the world – Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray – are seeded as the top four in order for the third Grand Slam of the year.

Three of the big four reached the semis, last year, with six-time champion, Federer, crashing out in the quarters to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who will be seeded fifth in 2012.

World number one, Djokovic, will be the man to beat at SW19, as he looks to retain the title he collected for the first time, 12 months ago. He was installed as the favourite in the tennis betting offers weeks ago.

The 2010 finalist, Tomas Berdych, will be the sixth seed, ahead of French Open semi-finalist, David Ferrer, who slips to seven. Ferrer has never been past the fourth round at Wimbledon, losing last year to Tsonga.

Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic, who defeated Andy Murray in the Boodles exhibition event, ahead of the tournament; former US Open champion, Juan Martin Del Potro, and the American, Mardy Fish, make up the top-ten seeds. Fish is the top ranked American player in the draw, above John Isner, who was once involved in the longest ever match at Wimbledon, one place below him in the seedings.

Spain’s Lopez, who was beaten by Murray in the quarterfinals, last year, is 14th seed, having been 17 in 2011, while Queen’s winner, Marin Cilic, is seeded 16. Australian hopeful, Tomic, has moved from 27, last year, to being seeded 20, this year, after the teenager reached the last eight in 2011, one place behind the highly rated Japanese player, Kei Nishikori.

Two-time runner up, and long-time favourite of live tennis lovers, Andy Roddick, will be 30th seed, while the big-serving South African, Kevin Anderson, is the 32nd and final men’s singles seed.