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Djokovic, Serena top seeds for Wimbledon

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 6:00 AM

LONDON (AP):

Novak Djokovic cannot face Andy Murray until the final at Wimbledon after they were seeded first and second, respectively, yesterday for the third tennis Grand Slam of the year. It means Djokovic and Murray will be in separate halves of the draw when it is made on Friday.

Seedings were based on the current world rankings, but rearranged to reflect players' grass-court achievements.

The women's seedings follow the WTA rankings, with six-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams at No. 1 and Garbine Muguruza at No. 2, followed by Agnieszka Radwanska, Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep.

Seventeen-time major champion Roger Federer is seeded third, immediately ahead of Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka. Kei Nishikori of Japan is No. 5, while Milos Raonic, who has hired John McEnroe as coach, is sixth.

Play starts Monday.