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Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic could meet 2019 finalist Roger Federer in the quarter-finals at this year's Wimbledon.

Wimbledon Seeds Announced: Could Djokovic, Federer Land In Same Quarter?

Djokovic and Federer could be drawn in same quarter for the second straight major

Editor's Note: After this story was published, fourth seed Dominic Thiem withdrew from Wimbledon with a wrist injury. As a result, Federer will now be seeded sixth. The draw will be made Friday at 10 a.m. London time.

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic and World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev will lead the way as the top two seeds at Wimbledon, after the All England Club unveiled the seedings for the men’s singles main draw on Wednesday.

Djokovic, who lifted the trophy at SW19 in 2011, 2014-15 and 2018-19, will be looking to add a 20th Grand Slam title to his ever-growing haul. A victory for the World No. 1 would tie him with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the top of the list for all-time most Grand Slam singles titles.

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Further down the list, 2019 finalist Federer will be the seventh seed. The Swiss, who has played just eight matches since the 2020 Australian Open following two knee surgeries, finds himself in the unfamiliar position of No. 8 in the FedEx ATP Rankings. He is seeded seventh because World No. 3 and two-time champion Rafael Nadal is not playing at the All England Club.

This raises the possibility of Federer being drawn in the same quarter as Djokovic, just as he was at Roland Garros earlier this month. When Wimbledon was last played two years ago, Djokovic beat Federer in a historic fifth-set tie-break, which began at 12-all.  

Second seed Medvedev will be trying to advance past the third round at the All England Club for the first time (2018, 2019). Roland Garros finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas will be seeded third and 2018 Nitto ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev will be seeded fourth.

Main draw action will start on Monday 28 June, with the men's singles final set for Sunday 11 July. 


Revised List Of Wimbledon 2021 Seeds
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2. Daniil Medvedev  (RUS)
3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
4. Alexander Zverev (GER)
5. Andrey Rublev  (RUS)
6. Roger Federer (SUI)
7. Matteo Berrettini (ITA)
8. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
9. Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
10. Denis Shapovalov (CAN)
11. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
12. Casper Ruud (NOR)
13. Gael Monfils (FRA)
14. Hubert Hurkacz (POL)
15. Alex de Minaur (AUS)
16. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)
17. Cristian Garin (CHI)
18. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
19. Jannik Sinner (ITA)
20. Aslan Karatsev (RUS)
21. Ugo Humbert (FRA)
22. Daniel Evans (GBR)
23. Lorenzo Sonego (ITA)
24. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO)
25. Karen Khachanov (RUS)
26. Fabio Fognini (ITA)
27. Reilly Opelka (USA)
28. John Isner (USA)
29. Cameron Norrie (GBR)
30. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP)
31. Taylor Fritz (USA)
32. Marin Cilic (CRO)