According to Wimbledon.com, The Wimbledon 2017 top seeds are the top 32 players on the ATP World Tour Ranking. But then they are rearranged on a surface-based system. Since 2002 a seeding committee has not been required for the Gentlemen’s Singles following an agreement made with the ATP. The seeding order is determined using an objective and transparent system to reflect more accurately an individual player’s grass court achievements. It is based on giving additional credit for grass court performance in the two year period immediately before the date used for seeding for The Championships.

The The Wimbledon 2017 top seeds formula is:

  • Take the ATP World Tour Ranking points at 26 June 2017
  • Add 100% of the points earned for all grass court tournaments in the immediate past 12 months period prior to 26 June 2017.
  • Add 75% of the points earned for the best grass court tournament in the 12 months prior to that
ATP World Tour Rankings

So, according to Wimbledon seeding formula, we have to add to the ATP World Tour Ranking above the points from grass-court tournaments in 2016 and the best tournament played by each players on grass in 2015 in order to get the Wimbledon 2017 Top seeds.

Wimbledon 2017 TOP seeds

  1. Andy Murray (9390 + 2000 (Won Wimbledon 2016) + 500 x 0.75 (Won Queen’s 2016)) + 720 x 0.75 (Wimbledon 2015 SF)= 12305 points
  2. Novak Djokovic (5805 + 20+ (at least 2R at Eastbourne 2017) + 90 (Wimbledon 2016 3R) + 2000 x 0.75 (Won Wimbledon 2015)) = 7415+ points
  3. Roger Federer (5265 + 520 (Won Halle 2017 + 2R Stuttgart 2017) + 720 (Wimbledon 2016 SF) + 270 x 0.75 (Stuttgart SF + Halle SF) + 1200 x 0.75 (Wimbledon 2015 final)) = 7405 points
  4. Rafael Nadal = 7285 points
  5. Stan Wawrinka (6175 + 90 (Wimbledon 2016 3R) + 20 x 0.75 (Queen’s 1R) + 360 x 0.75 (Wimbledon 2015 QF)) = 6550 points
  6. Milos Raonic (4150 + 1200 (Wimbledon 2016 final) + 300 x 0.75 (Queen’s 2016 final) + 90 x 0.75 (Wimbledon 2015 R3)) = 5642.5 points
  7. Marin Cilic (4235 + 360 (Wimbledon 2016 QF) + 180 x 0.75 (Queen’s 2016 SF) + 360 x 0.75 (Wimbledon 2015 QF)) = 5000 points
  8. Dominic Thiem (3895 + 45 (Wimbledon 2016 2R) + 430 x 0.75 (Halle 2016 SF + Won Stuttgart 2016) + 45 x 0.75 (Wimbledon 2015 2R)) = 4295.75 points
  9. Kei Nishikori (3830 + 180 (Wimbledon 2015 4R) + 45 x 0.75 (Halle 2016 2R) + 45 x 0.75 (Wimbledon 2015 2R)) = 4076.5 points
  10. Alexander Zverev (3070 + 390 (Halle 2017 F + Wimbledon 2016 R3) + 345 x 0.75 (Halle 2016 3F + Wimbledon 2015 2R)) = 3720 points

Due to Wimbledon 2017 TOP seeds generated by Wimbledon seeding formula, Fedal fans should be happy as they may be able to see another Federer vs. Nadal final at Wimbledon 2017. Or maybe a retrieved Novak Djokovic will face agains the home favourite Andy Murray? Or perhaps Stan Wawrinka will complete the Career Grand Slam?

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