Roger Federer was seeded No.1 for Wimbledon ahead of Rafael Nadal in a reverse of their world rankings.

Federer, the defending champion received the top seeding even though Nadal recently supplanted him as No.1 in the world rankings.

Nadal moved into the top spot after winning the French Open, while Federer slipped to No.2 after losing in the quarterfinals in Paris.

Wimbledon uses its discretion to seed players based on their grass-court record.

“While the seeding positions of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are reversed from their current rankings, there is no practical effect since they remain the leading seeds in their respective halves of the draw,” Wimbledon referee Andrew Jarrett said.

The draw will be held on Friday, with the two-week Grand Slam tournament starting on Monday.

There were no surprises in the women’s seedings, with Serena Williams at No.1 and sister Venus at No.2.

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