Wimbledon 2019 seedings: Federer seeded ahead of Nadal

World number ones Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty are the top seeds in the men's and women's singles, respectively.

Wimbledon is the only one of the four Grand Slam tournaments not to stick rigidly to the ATP and WTA rankings in seedings.   -  Getty Images

The All England Lawn Tennis Club committee has announced the seedings for Wimbledon 2019 which begins on July 1. World number ones Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty are the top seeds in the men's and women's singles, respectively.

Rafael Nadal, as expected, has been seeded third despite being second in the ATP rankings, due to the unique seeding formula used by the grasscourt Grand Slam, which is based on previous form on grass. Nadal had termed the system disrespectful earlier this week and Djokovic had sympathised with him.

Wimbledon is the only one of the four Grand Slam tournaments not to stick rigidly to the ATP and WTA rankings.

Nadal, seeking a first Wimbledon title in nine years, will probably have to go through eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer (seeded second) and four-time winner Djokovic to get his hands on the trophy for a third time.

How the Wimbledon seedings are decided

- Take the ATP Ranking points on 24 June 2019

- Add 100 per cent of the points earned for all grass court tournaments in the past 12 months

- Add 75 per cent of the points earned for the best grass court tournament in the 12 months before that

World number eight Kevin Anderson is seeded fourth because of his runner-up finish last year.

The women's seeding order mostly follows the WTA ranking list, except where in the opinion of the committee, a change is necessary to produce a balanced draw.

Therefore, last year's women's singles runner-up, Serena Williams, has not seen a corresponding jump in her seeding. The seven-time Wimbledon champion is seeded 11th. Defending champion Angelique Kerber has been seeded fifth.

Here are the seedings in full:

Men's Singles

1 Novak Djokovic (SRB)

2 Roger Federer (SUI)

3 Rafael Nadal (ESP)

4 Kevin Anderson (RSA)

5 Dominic Thiem (AUT)

6 Alexander Zverev (GER)

7 Stefanos Tsitsipas(GRE)

8 Kei Nishikori (JPN)

9 John Isner (USA)

10 Karen Khachanov (RUS)

11 Daniil Medvedev(RUS)

12 Fabio Fognini (ITA)

13 Marin Cilic (CRO)

14 Borna Coric (CRO)

15 Milos Raonic (CAN)

16 Gael Monfils (FRA)

17 Matteo Berrettini (ITA)

18 Nikoloz Basilavshili (GEO)

19 Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)

20 Gilles Simon (FRA)

21 David Goffin (BEL)

22 Stan Wawrinka (SUI)

23 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)

24 Diego Schwartzman (ARG)

25 Alex de Minaur (AUS)

26 Guido Pella (ARG)

27 Lucas Pouille (FRA)

28 Benoit Paire (FRA)

29 Denis Shapovalov (CAN)

30 Kyle Edmund (GBR)

31 Laslo Djere (SRB)

32 Dusan Lajovic (SRB)

Women's Singles

1 Ashleigh Barty (AUS)

2 Naomi Osaka (JPN)

3 Karolina Plisova (CZE)

4 Kiki Bertens (NED)

5 Angelique Kerber (GER)

6 Petra Kvitova (CZE)

7 Simona Halep (ROU)

8 Elina Svitolina (UKR)

9 Sloane Stephens (USA)

10 Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)

11 Serena Williams (USA)

12 Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)

13 Belinda Bencic (SUI)

14 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

15 Qiang Wang (CHN)

16 Marketa Vondrousova (CZE)

17 Madison Keys (USA)

18 Julia Goerges (GER)

19 Johanna Konta (GBR)

20 Anett Kontaveit (EST)

21 Elise Mertens (BEL)

22 Donna Vekic (CRO)

23 Caroline Garcia (FRA)

24 Petra Martic (CRO)

25 Amanda Anisimova (USA)

26 Garbine Muguruza (ESP)

27 Sofia Kenin (USA)

28 Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)

29 Daria Kasatkina (RUS)

30 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)

31 Maria Sakkari (GRE)

32 Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)