When is the last time...

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Caesar, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Caesar

    Caesar Banned

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    ...players were seeded at a GS by using a method other than the unadjusted World Rankings?

    I have a vague recollection that Wimbledon did it in the '90s by adjusting the rankings for players' grasscourt records, but that's about it.
     
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  2. roysid

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    wimbledon now uses their own formula. earlier that they used to have seeding committee.

    Notable changes:
    2010: No. 2 federer becomes top seed because of the formula.
    1987: Boris Becker becomes top seed over Ival Lendl because of seedings
     
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  3. Tony48

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    Here's a memorable occurrence:
    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/kafelnikovs-us-protest-1311525.html
     
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  4. batz

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    The answer to your question is Wimbeldon 2011 - the major beneficiary was one Andrew Roddick - who found himself seeded in the top 8 whilst ranked outside the top 10.
     
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