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Djokovic seeded top in Wimbledon

By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor

World-ranked number 3, Novak Djokovic has emerged as the top seed in Wimbledon following the absence of world number 1, Daniil Medvedev from the grass-court event.

Djokovic, who is the defending champion in the grass-court tournament he has won six times, including a-three consecutive wins, will have his ranking points deducted due to the retaliative WTA and ATP sanctions against the event.

Preceding the sanction, the organisers of Wimbledon banned Russians and Belarusians from partaking in the event due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. The Trumpet Gathered

At the time the decision was been reviewed, both tennis world governing bodies had warned All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, organisers of Wimbledon, against such actions which will be meted with the appropriate sanctions.

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With Russian Medvedev out of Wimbledon alongside German world number 2, Alexander Zevrev, who have undergone an operation on the injured ligament he sustained at the semi-final of Rolland Garros against the
champion Rafael Nadal, resulted in the Spaniard being seeded second.

Both Nadal and Djokovic had battled each other in the quarter-final of the French Open with the Spaniard triumphantly lifting the 2022 title after then but consequently, will not clash until the final of Wimbledon on July 10.

Reportedly, Djokovic, who has soared in the world’s number 1 spot for over a decade before losing it to Medvedev, will further lose 2000 points from his ranking points following the stripping of ranking points from Wimbledon by ATP and WTP.

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