Wimbledon Seeds 2023: Who Are the Seeds and How Are They Doing?

Wimbledon’s main draw will start on July 3, when 128 players in both singles competitions will start the battle for the most prestigious trophy in the tennis world. Wimbledon has a record Prize Money for this year’s event, and the winners in both men’s and women’s events will earn £2,350,000.

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On June 28, Wimbledon officials announced the 2023 Wimbledon Seeds. As usual, 32 players from each single event are seeded in order not to cross paths before the fourth round of the tournament. The seeded players are usually the favorites, and this system allows the top two players from each tournament to be able to collide only in the final matches.

The main criteria for the seeding order are the ATP and WTA rankings, and in the following lines, we will take a look at the official Wimbledon 2023 seeds.

Wimbledon Seeds Men’s Singles

We have seen four changes on top of the ATP rankings so far in the season, with Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz switching as top players of the world. There is no doubt that these two players are the main favorites to win Wimbledon, but the tournament has seen many upsets in the past.

1. Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz is moving to the final after a straight set win over Daniil Medvedev. The Spaniard remains perfect for the season on grass and is going after the second Grand Slam title of his career.

He had an easy start of the tournament defeating veteran Jeremy Chardy in straight sets, winning the first one to zero. The second round was not a difficult task as well as Alcaraz defeated Alexander Muller in straight sets. In the third round, he lost the first set this year at Wimbledon but still won, 3-1, against Nicolas Jarry. In the round of 16, Alcaraz defeated the world No. 38 and 2021 Wimbledon finalist, Matteo Berrettini in four sets. In the quarterfinals, the Spaniard defeated Holger Rune in straight sets.

  • Semifinal: Win vs Medvedev 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
  • Quarterfinals: Win vs Rune 7-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • Round of 16: Win vs Berrettini 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
  • Third round: Win vs Jarry 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 7-5
  • Second round: Win vs Muller 6-4, 7-6, 6-3
  • First round: Win vs Chardy 6-0, 6-2, 7-5

2. Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is off to his 9th Wimbledon title and will have a chance to win the tournament for the 8th time, and fifth consecutive. He is coming off a straight set win over Jannik Sinner in the semifinals.

Djokovic had a routine start to the tournament defeating Pedro Cachin in the opening round 6-3, 6-3, 7-6. In the second round, he did the same against Jordan Thompson winning in straight sets. The Serbian played just enough to win and move on. In the third round, Djokovic defeated Stan Wawrinka in straight sets. In the round of 16, Djokovic went past Hubert Hurkacz in four sets in match that was played in two days. In the quarterfinal Djokovic defeated Andrey Rublev after losing the opening set.

The seven-time Wimbledon champion made history with his 23rd Grand Slam title that he won recently in Roland Garros. The Serbian is targeting another record, and that is to tie Roger Federer with eight Wimbledon titles.

  • Semifinal: Win vs Sinner 6-3, 6-4, 7-6
  • Quarterfinal: Win vs Rublev 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
  • Round of 16: Win vs Hurkacz 7-6, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4
  • Third round: Win vs Wawrinka 6-3, 6-1, 7-6
  • Second round: Win vs Thompson 6-3, 7-6, 7-5
  • First round: Win vs Cachin 6-3, 6-3, 7-5

3. Daniil Medvedev

Medvedev fall short of reaching the Wimbledon final after a straight set loss to Carlos Alcaraz. However, this is the best result at the All-England club for the Russian.

Medvedev is ranked No. 3 in the world and is not as good on grass as he is on other surfaces. He won in straight sets in the opening round against wildcard Arthur Fery, but he wasn’t as dominant as everyone expected. In the second round, Medvedev defeated French veteran Adrian Mannarino in straight sets, which was a payback for the recent loss at the Rosmalen Open. In the third round, Medvedev defeated world No. 67 Marton Fucsovics after losing the opening set. In the round of 16, Medvedev faced the world No. 37, Jiri Lehecka who retired after losing the first two sets. In the quarterfinals, the Russian defeated Christopher Eubanks in five sets after coming back from 2-1 down.

  • Semifinal: Loss to Alcaraz 3-6, 3-6, 3-6
  • Quarterfinal: Win vs Eubanks 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-1
  • Round of 16: Win vs Lehecka 6-4, 6-2 ret.
  • Third round: Win vs Fucsovics 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
  • Second round: Win vs Mannarino 6-3, 6-3, 7-6
  • First round: Win vs Fery 7-5, 6-4, 6-3

4. Casper Ruud

The world No. 4 has faced another early exit at Wimbledon and failed to make it further than the second round. Ruud lost in five sets to the wildcard Liam Borady in 3 hours and 28 minutes. Previously, Ruud had a solid start to the competition defeating Laurent Lokoli in the opening round 6-1, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 for his only second win ever at Wimbledon.

Ruud has made it to three of the last five Grand Slam finals, and even though he failed to win any of those, he deserves all the respect for his game. The Norwegian is only 5-7 on grass in his career and has never made it past the second round at Wimbledon, which speaks that this may not be as successful Grand Slam as the recent Roland Garros.

  • Second round: Loss vs Broady 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
  • First round: Win vs Lokoli 6-1, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

5. Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas does not have his best season, as he is yet to win a title this year. He had a tough start in the opening round facing the former US Open champion Dominic Thiem. The match lasted just under 4 hours and the Greek won 10-8 in the decisive tie break. In the second round, Tsitsipas defeated the two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in five sets. In the third round, Tsitsipas finally had a smooth match defeating Serbian Laslo Djere in straight sets. In the round of 16, Tsitsipas was stunned by Christopher Eubanks losing in five sets, after being 2-1 up.

The Greek player made it to the finals match at the Australian Open and in the Barcelona final but failed short on both occasions. Tsitsipas’ best result in Wimbledon is the fourth round in 2018, and it is about time for him to go deeper in the tournament.

  • Round of 16: Loss vs Eubanks 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6
  • Third round: Win vs Djere 6-4, 7-6, 6-4
  • Second round: Win vs Murray 7-6, 6-7, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4
  • First round: Win vs Thiem 3-6, 7-6, 6-2, 6-7, 7-6

6. Holger Rune

Last week, Rune won his first match on grass, and now he is in the second round of Wimbledon after defeating wildcard George Loffhagen in straight sets. In the second round, the World No. 6 defeated Roberto Carballes Baena in straight sets. In the third round, Rune was pushed to the limit and barely defeated world No. 34, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in five sets. In the round of 16, the Danish player defeated Grigor Dimitrov after coming back from a set down. In the quarterfinal, Rune lost to Carlos Alcaraz in straight sets.

The 20-year-old made it to the semifinals at the Queen’s Club Championships and hopes that he will be able to transfer that form to Wimbledon. He has a solid 34-12 record for the year and won the title in Munich earlier this season.

  • Quarterfinal: Loss vs Alcaraz 6-7, 4-6, 4-6
  • Round of 16: Win vs Dimirov 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-3
  • Third round: Win vs Davidovich Fokina 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
  • Second round: Win vs Carballes Baena 6-3, 7-6, 6-4
  • First round: Win vs Loffhagen 7-6, 6-3, 6-2

7. Andrey Rublev

Rublev lost in the quarterfinals to Novak Djokovic despite winning the opening set. This is Rublev’s eighth loss in eight Grand Slam quarterfinals he has played so far in his career.

Rublev has gone through the first three rounds quite easily but then ran into Alexander Bublik. Rublev took the first two sets but then lost the next two in the tiebreak. He managed to get back and win the match, and his diving point in the last game is probably the best we’ve seen this year at Wimbledon.

Rublev had an excellent start to the tournament defeating Max Purcell in straight sets – 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. In the second round, Rublev defeated Aslan Karatsev in four sets after losing the opening set. In the third round, he went past the former world No. 7 David Goffin, who received a wildcard for this year’s tournament.

Rublev is coming off a disappointing loss in the Halle Open final. Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam where he hasn’t reached at least the quarterfinals and hopes that this may be the year for him.

  • Quarterfinal: Loss vs Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 3-6
  • Round of 16: Win vs Bublik 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4
  • Third round: Win vs Goffin 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2
  • Second round: Win vs Karatsev 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
  • First round: Win vs Purcell 6-3, 7-5, 6-4

8. Jannik Sinner

Jannik Sinner reached a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time in his career and did not use his chances against Novak Djokovic, losing the match in straight sets.

Sinner made it to his first ever Grand Slam semifinal after a four-set win against Roman Safiullin. Sinner came to Wimbledon with a minor injury suffered in the previous tournament. There is no doubt he healed well as he defeated Juan Manuel Cerundolo in straight sets – 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in the opener and then had no difficulties against Diego Schwartzman in the second. In the third round, Sinner lost the first set this year at Wimbledon but still had a routine win over Quinton Halys. In the round of 16, Sinner will face world No. 85, Daniel Elahi Galan, and had no trouble going through with a straight set win.

The highest-ranked Italian player is going to Wimbledon after a minor injury that forced him to retire from his last match in Halle. He has a solid season with a 33-10 record and hopes to make it further than the Wimbledon quarterfinals last year.

  • Semifinal: Loss vs Djokovic 3-6, 4-6, 6-7
  • Quarterfinal: Win vs Safiullin 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
  • Round of 16: Win vs Galan 7-6, 6-4, 6-3
  • Third round: Win vs Halys 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
  • Second round: Win vs Schwartzman 7-5, 6-1, 6-2
  • First round: Win vs Cerundolo 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

The rest of the Wimbledon Men’s Singles tournaments seeds: 9. Taylor Fritz, 10. Frances Tiafoe, 11. Felix Auger-Aliassime, 12. Cameron Norrie, 13. Borna Coric, 14. Lorenzo Musetti, 15. Alex De Minaur, 16. Tommy Paul, 17. Hubert Hurakcz, 18. Francisco Cerundolo, 19. Alexander Zverev, 20. Jan-Lennard Struff, 21. Roberto Bautista-Agut, 22. Grigor Dimitrov, 23. Sebastian Korda, 24. Alexander Bublik, 25. Yohishito Nishioka, 26. Nicolas Jarry, 27. Denis Shapovalov, 28. Daniel Evans, 29. Tallon Griekspoor, 30. Tomas Martin Etcheverry, 31. Nick Kyrgios, 32. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

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Wimbledon Seeds Women’s Singles

Iga Swiatek is having an amazing season, and she recently won her fourth Grand Slam title at the Roland Garros. Swiatek is ranked No. 1 in the world, and she is the player to beat at Wimbledon.

1. Iga Swiatek

The top seed Iga Swiatek lost in the quarterfinals to Elina Svitolina in three sets. She managed to take the match into the third set, after being a set and 4-1 down in the second set tiebreak, but fall apart in the third set.

Swiatek saved two match points to go past Belinda Bencic in the round of 16. The world No. 1 lost the opening set in the tie break and then was 15-40 on 6-5 in the second set. Swiatek did not fall under pressure and managed to turn things around and advance to the quarterfinals.

As expected, Swiatek had an easy match in the opening round defeating Lin Zhu 6-1, 6-3. In the second round, she had no trouble against world No. 84 Sara Sorribes Tormo winning by 6-2, 6-0. The next one was Petra Martic, who played well, but Swiatek took care of business 6-2, 7-5. In the round of 16, the world No. 1 will face Belinda Bencic.

Swiatek is by far the best player this season, and she is targeting the title at Wimbledon, a tournament where she has never gone further than the fourth round. Swiatek has an amazing 38-7 record this season and has won 3 titles so far this year.

  • Quarterfinals: Loss vs Svitolina 5-7, 7-6, 2-6
  • Round of 16: Win vs Bencic 6-7, 7-6, 6-3
  • Third round: Win vs Martic 6-2, 7-5
  • Second round: Win vs Sorribes Tormo 6-2, 6-0
  • First round: Win vs Zhu 6-1, 6-3

2. Aryna Sabalenka

Sabalenka lost in the semifinals to Ons Jabeur after being a set and 4-2 up in the second set. The world No. 2 simply could not hold on and failed to make it to the final match.

She had a solid start to the tournament defeating Panna Udvardy in straight sets. In the second round, Sabalenka defeated Varvara Gracheva from France, turning things around after losing the opening set. She had no trouble in the third round, defeating Anna Blinkova in straight sets. In the round of 16, Sabalenka cruised by Ekaterina Alexandrova and also defeated Madison Keys in the quarterfinals in straight sets.

Sabalenka has a 40-7 record for the season, and her best result at Wimbledon is the quarterfinals in 2019.

  • Semifinal: Loss vs Jabeur 7-6, 4-6, 3-6
  • Quarterfinals: Win vs Keys 6-2, 6-4
  • Round of 16: Win vs Alexandrova 6-4, 6-0
  • Third round: Win vs Blinkova 6-2, 6-3
  • Second round: Win vs Gracheva 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
  • First round: Win vs Udvardy 6-3, 6-1

3. Elena Rybakina

Rybakina is the defending Wimbledon champion, and she will be under pressure to repeat that achievement. She started well with a comeback win against Shelby Rogers. In the second round, Rybakina defeated Alize Cornet from Franc in straight sets, just as she did in the third against wildcard Katie Boulter. In the round of 16, Rybakina moved forward after Beatriz Haddad Maria retired in the opening set. In the quarterfinal, Rybakina lost to Ons Jabeur after winning the opening set in tie break.

The player from Kazakhstan is 35-8 for the season and has won two titles this year – in Rome and Indian Wells.

  • Quarterfinals: Loss vs Jabeur 7-6, 4-6, 1-6
  • Round of 16: Win vs Haddad Maia 4-1, ret.
  • Third round: Win vs Boulter 6-1, 6-1
  • Second round: Win vs Rybakina 6-2, 7-6
  • First round: Win vs Rogers 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

4. Jessica Pegula

Pegula is eliminated in the quarterfinal to Marketa Vondrousova in three sets. Pegula had a difficult match in the opening round, defeating Lauren Davis 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 in 2 hours and 23 minutes of play. The American was much quicker in the second round defeating Cristina Bucsa in straight sets. In the third round, Pegula defeated Elisabetta Cocciaretto, allowing her a total of four games, as many as she gave to Lesya Tsurenko in the round of 16.

Pegula had no wins on grass this season, and she has been on a break since the Roland Garros, where she exited in the third round. The American reached the third round last year at Wimbledon, which was her best result there.

  • Quarterfinal: Loss to Vondrousova 4-6, 6-2, 4-6
  • Round of 16: Win vs Tsurenko 6-1, 6-3
  • Third round: Win vs Cocciaretto 6-4, 6-0
  • Second round: Win vs Bucsa 6-4, 6-1
  • First round: Win vs Davis 6-2, 6-7, 6-3

5. Caroline Garcia

The highest-ranked French player is eliminated in the third round losing in three sets to Marie Bouzkova from the Czech Republic. She started well at Wimbledon, defeating Katie Volynets in the opening round – 6-4, 6-3. In the second round, she was pushed to the limits defeating play Leylah Fernandez from Canada in the decisive tiebreak.

Garcia got into the Top 10 of the WTA rankings last year, winning four titles, but she has no trophies this season. Last year at Wimbledon, she made it to the fourth round.

  • Third round: Loss vs Bouzkova 7-6, 4-6, 7-5
  • Second round: Win vs Fernandez 3-6, 6-4, 7-6
  • First round: Win vs Volynets 6-4, 6-3

6. Ons Jabeur

Jabeur is back at the Wimbledon finals after defeating Aryna Sabalenka in three sets in the semifinals.

Jabeur was one set away from winning Wimbledon last year, but she failed short when it mattered the most. She started well this year with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Magdalena Frech and then dropped only two games in the second round to Zhuoxuan Bai from China. In the third round, Jabeur came back from a set down to defeat world No. 50 Bianca Andreescu. In the round of 16, the Tunisian defeated the two-time Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova in straight sets. In the quarterfinal, Jabeur defeated Elena Rybakina who she lost to last year in the Wimbledon final. The Tunisian will play Aryna Sabalenka in the semifinals.

Jabeur is 20-8 for the season and won the title in Charleston in April.

  • Semifinal: Win vs Sabalenka 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
  • Quarterfinal: Win vs Rybakina 6-7, 6-4, 6-1
  • Round of 16: Win vs Kvitova 6-0, 6-3
  • Third round: Win vs Andreescu 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Second round: Win vs Bai 6-1, 6-1
  • First round: Win vs Frech 6-3, 6-3

7. Coco Gauff

Gauff was stunned in the opening round, losing 4-6, 6-4, 2-6 to the 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin.

The 19-years old has made it to two Grand Slam finals so far in his career but never past the third round at Wimbledon. The American is 24-11 for the season and won the title in Auckland this year.

  • First round: Loss vs Kenin 4-6, 6-4, 2-6

8. Maria Sakkari

Sakkari is eliminated in the opening round after a 2-1 loss against Marta Kostyuk despite the fact that the Greek won the opening set to love.

Sakkari has not won a single title since 2019, which sounds unbelievable if you have seen her play. She is one of the fittest players on the tour and a possible breakout star this year at Wimbledon.

  • First round: Loss vs Kostyuk 6-0, 5-7, 2-6

The rest of the Wimbledon Women’s Singles tournaments seeds: 9. Petra Kvitova, 10. Barbora Krejcikova, 11. Daria Kasatkina, 12. Veronika Kudermetova, 13. Beatriz Haddad Maia, 14. Belinda Bencic, 15. Ludmila Samsonova, 16. Karolina Muchova, 17. Jelena Ostapenko, 18. Karolina Pliskova, 19. Victoria Azarenka, 20. Donna Vekic, 21. Ekaterina Alexandrova, 22. Anastasia Potapova, 23. Magda Linette, 24. Qinwen Zheng, 25. Madison Keys, 26. Anhelina Kalinina, 27. Bernarda Pera, 28. Elise Mertens, 29. Irina Camelia Begu, 30. Petra Martic, 31. Mayar Sherif, 32. Marie Bouzkova

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