Olympics 2012

Federer top seed for Olympics

2012-07-25 21:37
Roger Federer (File)

Wimbledon - The International Tennis Federation has named Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka as the No 1 seeds for the Olympic singles tournaments at Wimbledon.

The ITF says it awarded the seedings based on the ATP and WTA rankings of July 23. Beijing Olympics bronze medallist Novak Djokovic is seeded No 2 and local hope Andy Murray, who lost the Wimbledon final to Federer earlier this month, is No 3. Rafael Nadal, the 2008 Olympic champion, withdrew from the London Games due to injury.

Wimbledon winner Serena Williams is seeded fourth in the women's draw, behind Australian Open champion Azarenka, Wimbledon runner-up Agnieska Radwanska and French Open champion Maria Sharapova.

Serena and Venus Williams, bidding for a third Olympic doubles title, were unseeded in the women's doubles.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

Contador eyes Tour double

2014-10-22 21:00

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Red Bull Lionheart trail run - not for the fainthearted!

Entries are open, so what are you waiting for?

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Adventure holidays for your bucket list
Top 10 water sports to try before you die
6 impressive camping tips
LOL! The 8 stages of marathon running
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.