"It does not seem right that Wimbledon is the only tournament to have it's own seed criteria" - Rafael Nadal

#25
Easy to say when your favorite didn’t went through 12 months to earn #2 seed and then someone takes that away from you and give it to someone who won less
Er... Nadal could've done something if he wanted that #2 that much: He only needed to enter and win one of those grass events that we had in the past couple of weeks.

Federer wasn't handed anything. He had to be there and win a tournament. If Nadal wanted that so much, why he didn't played there?
 
#26
Again more of the usual from the Federer brigade but that's hardly a shock. Here's a transcript of the relevant portion:

https://www.marca.com/tenis/wimbledon/2019/06/24/5d113cdfca4741033b8b4570.html
The headline of that article you posted literally says the same thing.
"No me parece bien que Wimbledon sea el único torneo que tenga su propio criterio de cabezas de serie"
which translated says
"It does not seem right to me that Wimbledon is the only tournament that has its own seed criterion"
The little section in the article ALSO says pretty much the same thing.

Third seed in Wimbledon

"I think it's the usual thing, Wimbledon is the only tournament of the year that they do what they want in that sense, it's a criterion, whatever it is, if I'm two or three, I'll have to play at my best to aspire to I will accept to be three if they see it that way and I will fight to try to win the games that touch me The only thing that does not seem right about this story is that it is only Wimbledon that does it. but that only one tournament does ... it has not only happened in my place, it has happened to other players, they do not respect the status that some players have earned throughout the season. "
So what's your point? Or are you just trolling? Also i'm hardly just another part of the Fed brigade. I'm just posting what I read, apparently that's too much for you?
 
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#29
All he had to do was show up for a warm up and win a couple matches. He didn't overplay during clay season this time.
Nadal's complaint is pretty disingenuous since he could have easily entered Queen's or Halle. All he needed to do to get the second seed was to reach the QF
Agree. The problem really comes from , Should he? That’s pretty much it , Nadal’s problem in his interview is that Wimbledon is the only tourney with their own seeding , Therefore the only one not respecting the real ranking
 
#32
Agree. The problem really comes from , Should he? That’s pretty much it , Nadal’s problem in his interview is that Wimbledon is the only tourney with their own seeding , Therefore the only one not respecting the real ranking
It's because if you are good on clay or HC you have a decent chance to earn enough ranking points to get a good ranking but with Grass you don't. So more weight is given to your points on grass. I mean think about it, why should the rest if the season on totally different surfaces determine your standing on grass? For the US Open for instance you've had so many HC events to okay I the your ranking is a fair reflection of your ability on HC. But not in the case if Wimbledon where it is only Wimbledon and a 500 event if you chose to play it that's giving you any points.

And it's designed to protect players like Nadal as much as anyone. Imagine if Djokovic or Federer continued to be dangerous on grass but poor elsewhere and their ranking dropped. Nadal could then potentially have to play them early on at Wimbledon without any adjustment
 
#33
Lmao

With any luck he draws Novak again. It wouldn't really matter in the scheme of things of course, but it would be funny just for the meltdown on here
It doesn't really matter who he draws. As the third seed, if Fedovic survive the early rounds, Nadal will probably have to go through both to win the title. As the second seed, there was a chance Fed and Djoker would have landed in the same half
 

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#48
This is silly since this was the case before Nadal turned professional.
Aye. Like when then world number 2, Thomas Muster, was seeded at number 7 at 1996 Wimbledon, having just reached the semi finals of 1996 Queen's Club. What about Lleyton Hewitt, then world number 2, seeded at number 3 at 2005 Wimbledon and in the same half as Federer, while then world number 4 Roddick was seeded at number 2 and got to the final?
 
#50

Translates roughly too:
"It does not seem right to me that Wimbledon is the only tournament that has its own criteria of seeds." @RafaelNadal"

Thoughts?
He's absolutely correct - it's not right.

The solution is to provide more equitable representation of grass on the ATP tour, therefore ensuring that seeding by straight ranking is better reflective of a player's ability on that surface. This would bring Wimbledon into line with the other three Slams (all of which also reserve the right to use alternative seeding methods, but find it unnecessary to do so).

Somehow I suspect that Nadal would be less in favour of that happening than Wimbledon's organisers.
 
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