Will Nadal be seeded 5 for Wimbledon?

#1
I think the All England Club will make an exception and find a way to seed him 4. He's a two-time Wimbledon champion for goodness' sakes. Even though we are expecting him to be 5 I think we may be surprised tomorrow.
 

Warmaster

Hall of Fame
#3
Well, he should be seeded 5 if you follow their formula.

I don't think they make exceptions these days.
Besides, it's harder to justify after last year's results.
 
#5
He'll play. And he'll be seeded five.

If he falls into Murray or Djokovic's quarter, there will all sorts of moaning and groaning from people who don't follow/understand the ranking system.
 

zam88

Professional
#6
If he is 5, and he should be, I hope he gets drawn into Ferrer's quarter to keep it even.

But 3/4 chance that doesn't happen
 
#9
I think the All England Club will make an exception and find a way to seed him 4. He's a two-time Wimbledon champion for goodness' sakes. Even though we are expecting him to be 5 I think we may be surprised tomorrow.
The All England Club and making exceptions? That's like expecting for prince Charles to do a rap song on top of his Bentley with 5 scarcely dressed women.
 
#11
The All England Club and making exceptions? That's like expecting for prince Charles to do a rap song on top of his Bentley with 5 scarcely dressed women.
As I was reading what he wrote I was thinking, "Yep, the AELTC are well known for making sudden changes to the way they do things because of one player":)

Then I thought "Good luck with that".
 
#12
True, but it's not guaranteed that they will both make the quarters, especially Fed.
I'm not saying he still can't beat Nadal on grass (he certainly bloody can if the roof's closed), but the chances of him beating Nadal, Murray, and Djokovic back to back are astronomically high at this stage of his career.

Best draw for Fed would be Djokovic in the semi finals with Nadal and Murray in the other half.
 
#20
Want a Brit Wimbledon champ?

Put Djokovic, Federer and Nadal in the same half and Murray and Ferrer in the other.
Hahaha !! I hope this happens, and Rafa meets Fed in the QF. Then, another Rafa/Fed vs Djoker brutal match in the SF. Murray is gonna take this !!........:twisted:

He deserves a Wimbledon title.......:)
 
#21
Hahaha !! I hope this happens, and Rafa meets Fed in the QF. Then, another Rafa/Fed vs Djoker brutal match in the SF. Murray is gonna take this !!........:twisted:

He deserves a Wimbledon title.......:)
I could still see Rafa doing what he usually does to Murray though!

Long matches don't usually affect Rafa until a tournament is over (see AO 09). Momentum and adrenalin carry that lad a long way.
 
#22
Not really. Last year he made the 2nd round and Ferrer made the quarters.
+1. Recent results trump all.

He won't be the 1st guy to have tough QF, SF, and F matches to win a major.

Everyone better get used to it. I'm guessing his schedule is going to be bare minimum for the rest of his career. Guessing the rest of his year will be:

Wimbledon
Canada
USO
Shanghai (maybe)
Paris
WTF

Next yr, copy of this year with an exo (maybe) and Aussie Open tacked onto the front end.
 
#24
The formula is Entry Points + 100% of grass points of the 12 months before + 75% of grasspoints from 12 BEFORE that.

Are Rafa's Wimby's runner up points from 2011 enough to overcome Ferrer's 2012's Wimby points and current Entry points?
 
#25
+1. Recent results trump all.

He won't be the 1st guy to have tough QF, SF, and F matches to win a major.

Everyone better get used to it. I'm guessing his schedule is going to be bare minimum for the rest of his career. Guessing the rest of his year will be:

Wimbledon
Canada
USO
Shanghai (maybe)
Paris
WTF

Next yr, copy of this year with an exo (maybe) and Aussie Open tacked onto the front end.
He'll be playing Basel .

In Switzerland are not paying Federer anymore , that frees up a whole $1,000,000 .

So now you know who's gonna take that million , don't you??????
 
#26
The formula is Entry Points + 100% of grass points of the 12 months before + 75% of grasspoints from 12 BEFORE that.

Are Rafa's Wimby's runner up points from 2011 enough to overcome Ferrer's 2012's Wimby points and current Entry points?
No , he would be about 47 points short .

Only way to get the #4 spot , was playing either Halle or Queens , and reaching the final .
 
#29
The All England Club and making exceptions? That's like expecting for prince Charles to do a rap song on top of his Bentley with 5 scarcely dressed women.
Bwahahaha. OK then, but what are the odds, given the draw somehow put together an Isner-Mahut rematch the year after their marathon match, that Rafa is in Ferrer's quarter?
 
#31
The way Federer's year has gone so far, it will be Federer's quarter.
OMG are you kidding me? Federer had the easiest path of the big 3 at RG.

I hope Rafa is in Roger's quarter would be great to see them face off again at Wimbledon. If they're in the opposite sides of the draw we may not ever get to see it again.
 
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