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Shifting in Wimbledon's seedings

This year's Wimbledon seedings were announced yesterday and as usual the seedings consider grass court results over the past two years.

This hugely benefited Marcos Baghdatis who jumped from his number 25 ranking to 10th seed and Richard Gasquet and James Blake swapped places to be seeded 8th and 9th when their current rankings are 9th and 8th respectively.

Baghdatis promotion meant that the likes of Stanislas Wawrinka and Andy Murray moved places above their ranking.

I find it interesting that in the women's side of the draw no such thing happened with seeding closely following ranking. The same should apply to men as well I think.

The current situation means that if you get a good ranking as a result of good performance on clay that will count for nothing for Wimbledon if your results on grass were not that good over the previous two seasons.

All the same I am looking forward to Wimbledon next week and lets hope there will a fortnight of good tennis.

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