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Wimbledon 2022: Djokovic and Nadal can only face each other in the Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal will only be able to repeat the next episode of their rivalry, one of the most legendary in the history of sport, in the Wimbledon final. The Spanish tennis player has been selected as the number 2 seed in the British Grand Slam, which will occupy a position in the table completely opposite to that of the Balkan, current defending champion of the tournament and first seeded by ranking after the losses of Daniil Medvedev, due to ‘boycott’, and Alexander Zverev due to injury.

Wimbledon, a ‘Grand Slam’ that changes the rules of the game in its selection of seeded heads, announced how the 32 tennis players who start with that relevant status will be made up. It should be recalled that it had been a top issue in the last tournament in the Nadal’s All England Tennis Club in 2018well he was chosen with the 3 so that Federer was the 2. Nadal fell in the semifinals against Djokovic after a legendary match (10-8 in the fifth set resumed on Saturday due to lack of light).

Other outstanding positions are occupied by Casper Ruud -number 3, despite not being a top-level tennis player on grass-, Tsitsipas in number 4, Carlos Alcaraz occupying position 5 or Matteo Berretini, finalist at Wimbledon and double champion at Queen’s, with 8. The next highlight will be finding out how they rank up in the draw and their path to the final.

The ‘Spanish Navy’ in the seeded position is closed by Pablo Carreo (16) and Roberto Bautista (17). The one who will not have that privilege is Nick Kyrgios, a great danger for the first rounds given his level on the grass tour.

4 for Badosa and 9 for Muguruza

In the women’s draw there are no surprises in the selection of seeded teams. Swiatek leads with 1, Badosa is 4 and Muguruza 9. And that list closes with Sara Sorribes (32). The other great protagonist is Serena Williams, who returns to the activity without a privileged position.

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