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Nadal criticizes Wimbledon seed pick for favoring Federer

Nadal criticizes Wimbledon seed pick for favoring Federer

The Spanish Rafael Nadal, second world player, criticized the selection of seeds for Wimbledon, which favors the results obtained on grass “without respecting the status” of the ATP classification and which should relegate him to number 3, behind Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

“The only thing that doesn’t seem right to me about this whole story is that it is only Wimbledon that does it,” Nadal said in an interview with Movistar television on Monday.

“Not only in my particular case, it has happened many other times that there are players who in their own right, because they have played well all year on all surfaces, have earned a status and there the status they have earned is not respected. For this reason they could play more complicated pictures, “he continued.

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While the other three Grand Slam tournaments follow the ATP rankings to establish the seeds, Wimbledon uses a ranking that mixes the world roster and grass results.

Consequently, Federer, world number 3 and who has just won the grass tournament in Halle, should be second seeded, ahead of Nadal and after world number 1 Novak Djokovic, which in principle gives the Spanish one less draw favorable.

«If I am number 3, to reach the final Djokovic or Federer will be in my box. It can only happen in the semi-finals, so I have to win five games, “added the winner of Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010. afp

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