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Nishikori seeded 10th for Wimbledon

Kyodo

Kei Nishikori, the world’s 12th ranked men’s player, is seeded 10th at Wimbledon this summer, organizers announced Wednesday.

Nishikori’s seeding has dropped one place from his Grand Slam career-best of ninth at this year’s French Open. Unlike the other three major tournaments, Wimbledon does not rely exclusively on each player’s world ranking when assigning seeds for the men’s tournament. Organizers weigh a player’s results on grass over the past two seasons when deciding seeds.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic is the top men’s seed with Spain’s Rafael Nadal second. Defending men’s champion Andy Murray of Britain is the third seed, while seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is fourth. Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka is seeded fifth.

The draw for the tournament will be announced Friday. The tournament will take place between June 23 and July 6.