Djokovic and Serena head the pack as ITF announces Rio seedings

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will be the top seeds in the men's and women's singles respectively.

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are the top ranked singles players in the world.   -  REUTERS

The ITF has announced the seeds for the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Event being held at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Barra Olympic Park from August 6 to 14. Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will be the top seeds in the men's and women's singles respectively.

The draw for the event will take place at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 4. Sixty-four players are contesting the men’s and women’s singles, and 32 teams are contesting the men’s and women’s doubles.

Entries for the 16-team mixed doubles event will be determined on site from those players already participating in singles or doubles, with a maximum of two teams per country. Teams have to be nominated by their National Olympic Committee by the deadline of August 9, with the draw taking place the same day.



Men’s Singles

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB)

2. Andy Murray (GBR)

3. Rafael Nadal (ESP)

4. Kei Nishikori (JPN)

5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

6. Gael Monfils (FRA)

7. David Ferrer (ESP)

8. David Goffin (BEL)

9. Marin Cilic (CRO)

10. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)



Women’s Singles

1. Serena Williams (USA)

2. Angelique Kerber (GER)

3. Garbine Muguruza (ESP)

4. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)

5. Venus Williams (USA)

6. Roberta Vinci (ITA)

7. Madison Keys (USA)

8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)

9. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)

10. Johanna Konta (GBR)