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Murray unhappy with 12th seeding

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Andy Murray
Murray played an exhibition match at Stoke Park on Tuesday

British number one Andy Murray feels he should have been seeded higher than 12th for next week's Wimbledon.

Murray, ranked 11th in the world, will avoid the top three seeds - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - in the first three rounds.

But he said: "I feel I am one of the top grass-court players but because I missed Wimbledon I'm going to lose out which I think is a little bit tough.

"I think it should just be done on the rankings, which is much easier."

Murray's seeding is slightly lower than his world ranking as players' grass-court results over the last two years are taken into account, and the Scot missed Wimbledon last year with a wrist injury.

As a consequence, Marcos Baghdatis is seeded 10th compared to his world ranking of 25 and world number 19 Tomas Berdych is the 11th seed because they both reached the 2007 quarter-finals.

Murray's best performance on grass remains his fourth-round place at Wimbledon in 2006.

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The 21-year-old had another scare last week when he pulled out of the Artois Championships with a thumb problem, but came through an exhibition match against Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic unharmed on Tuesday and will now head to the All England Club.

"I will spend most of my time down at Wimbledon now, practising with some of the other guys in the tournament," he said.

"It is about trying to get used to the courts down there, making sure my body is well rested and in good shape for the start of the tournament."

Jamie Murray and Belarussian Max Mirnyi are seeded 14th in the men's doubles.

New world number one and French Open champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia is the top seed in the women's singles, with compatriot Jelena Jankovic second.

Maria Sharapova is third, with title holder Venus Williams number seven, as the women's Wimbledon's seedings followed the top 32 world rankings.


Men's seeds:
1. Roger Federer (Switzerland)

2. Rafael Nadal (Spain)

3. Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

4. Nikolay Davydenko (Russian)

5. David Ferrer (Spain)

6. Andy Roddick (United States)

7. David Nalbandian (Argentina)

8. Richard Gasquet (France)

9. James Blake (United States)

10. Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus)

11. Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic)

12. Andy Murray (Britain)

13. Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland)

14. Paul-Henri Mathieu (France)

15. Fernando Gonzalez (Chile)

16. Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic)

17. Mikhail Youzhny (Russia)

18. Ivo Karlovic (Croatia)

19. Nicolas Almagro (Spain)

20. Lleyton Hewitt (Australia)

21. Juan Carlos Ferrero (Spain)

22. Fernando Verdasco (Spain)

23. Tommy Robredo (Spain)

24. Jarkko Nieminen (Finland)

25. Dmitry Tursunov (Russia)

26. Ivan Ljubicic (Croatia)

27. Nicolas Kiefer (Germany)

28. Gilles Simon (France)

29. Andreas Seppi (Italy)

30. Gael Monfils (France)

31. Feliciano Lopez (Spain)

32. Michael Llodra (France)

Women's seeds:
1. Ana Ivanovic (Serbia)

2. Jelena Jankovic (Serbia)

3. Maria Sharapova (Russian)

4. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia)

5. Elena Dementieva (Russia)

6. Serena Williams (United States)

7. Venus Williams (United States)

8. Anna Chakvetadze (Russia)

9. Dinara Safina (Russia)

10. Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia)

11. Marion Bartoli (France)

12. Patty Schnyder (Switzerland)

13. Vera Zvonareva (Russia)

14. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland)

15. Agnes Szavay (Hungary)

16. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)

17. Alize Cornet (France)

18. Nicole Vaidisova (Czech Republic)

19. Maria Kirilenko (Russia)

20. Francesca Schiavone (Italy)

21. Nadia Petrova (Russia)

22. Flavia Pennetta (Italy)

23. Katarina Srebotnik (Slovenia)

24. Shahar Peer (Israel)

25. Lindsay Davenport (United States)

26. Sybille Bammer (Austria)

27. Virginie Razzano (France)

28. Alona Bondarenko (Ukraine)

29. Amelie Mauresmo (France)

30. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia)

31. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)

32. Sania Mirza (India)


see also
Murray fit to play at Wimbledon
16 Jun 08 |  Tennis


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