Novak Djokovic Surprised about Top Seeding at Wimbledon

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Although he is certainly not complaining about his fortune, world No. 2 Novak Djokovic is as surprised as anyone that he is the top seed at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

Wimbledon is the only one of the four Grand Slam tournaments not to stick to the world rankings when seeding the men’s event, instead using a formula based on grass court form over the past two years. For instance, it boosted world No. 25 Feliciano Lopez from his current ranking to the No. 19th seed.

Djokovic, who won the title in 2011, is excited living up to his boosted seeding.

“A little bit [surprised] to be honest. I appreciate the respect that I get from the Wimbledon tournament – I always tried to perform my best tennis in this tournament. I dreamt to win, which happened in 2011. I had some success there, many semi-finals and finals, and it may have affected the decision. It’s a responsibility, an extra pressure if I can say it like that.”

The Wimbledon Championships begins on the 23 of June. The singles draw ceremony takes place on Friday.

2014 Singles Seeds
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB)
[2] Rafael Nadal (ESP)
[3] Andy Murray (GBR)
[4] Roger Federer (SUI)
[5] Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE)
[7] David Ferrer (ESP)
[8] Milos Raonic (CAN)
[9] John Isner (USA)
[10] Kei Nishikori (JPN)

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