Gilbert slams Nadal seeding

2013-06-24 15:34
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London - Rafael Nadal might not be complaining about his fifth seeding at Wimbledon, but that has not stopped talkative American television commentator Brad Gilbert from weighing in with an opinion.

The California whose nonstop chatter is legendary, has blasted the All England Club for not seeding Nadal on fourth in opposition to the particular formula the event uses to determine its seedings.

Gilbert tweeted: "Just got up and saw the no changes in the seeds top 5, no eye test in that formula, I will say 100 per cent joke Ferrer seeded over Rafa no."

The one-time coach of Andy Murray, Andy Roddick and Andre Agassi among others joined the bandwagon of criticism of the seeding formula. Nadal dropped from fourth to fifth in the rankings even as he won his eighth Roland Garros title this month.

Losing finalist David Ferrer moved up to fourth under the ATP ranking formula, since he had bettered his 2012 results at the tournament while Nadal had merely duplicated his title from the previous year.

As the fifth seed, Nadal can face off as early as the quarter-finals with holder Roger Federer, and Andy Murray possibly waiting in the semis.


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