Wimbledon: Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie and Jo Konta confirmed as seeds

Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie and Jo Konta confirmed as seeds for Wimbledon in first time trio of Brits make it in 43 YEARS… with eight-time champion Roger Federer No 7 seed for upcoming SW19 championships

  • Wimbledon have confirmed the seeded players for the upcoming Grand Slam
  • Britain has three singles players seeded for the first Wimbledon since 1978
  • Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie are seeded in men’s singles at No 23 and No 30
  • Johanna Konta is seeded in the women’s singles, as she slots in at No 28 seed 


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Dan Evans heads three British singles seeds at Wimbledon for the first time in 43 years. 

Confirmation arrived from the All England Club on Wednesday that Evans, along with beaten Queen’s finalist Cameron Norrie, is among the 31 seeded players in the men’s singles draw.

Johanna Konta is Britain’s only representative in the women’s singles as she is seeded No 28 for Wimbledon, which starts on June 28.  

Dan Evans is Britain's highest seed in the men's singles draw for Wimbledon

Cameron Norrie, a beaten finalist at Queen's, is also seeded at SW19

Cameron Norrie, a beaten finalist at Queen's, is also seeded at SW19

 Dan Evans (left) and Cameron Norrie (right) are both seeded ahead of Wimbledon starting

Johanna Konta is Britain's only seeded player in the draw for the women's singles

Johanna Konta is Britain's only seeded player in the draw for the women's singles

Johanna Konta is Britain’s only seeded player in the draw for the women’s singles

Not since 1978 when there was  Buster Mottram, Virginia Wade and Sue Barker have Britain had three players seeded at SW19.

It is important to distinguish that at 32, there are double the number of seeds than back in that era but it remains a sign of progress for British tennis. 

Norrie has been the form player of the three this year and was unfortunate to lose out on the Queen’s title to Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, who is seeded at No 8.

Novak Djokovic, who won the last Wimbledon title in 2019, will again be favourite to succeed

Novak Djokovic, who won the last Wimbledon title in 2019, will again be favourite to succeed

Novak Djokovic, who won the last Wimbledon title in 2019, will again be favourite to succeed

Eight-time champion Roger Federer is only good enough for a No 7 seed while beaten French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas is at No 3 following his heroics in Paris. 

Novak Djokovic, the No 1 seed in the men’s draw, will once again be heavily favoured. 

The Serbian is in form after winning the French Open and is the defending Wimbledon champion after last year’s tournament was cancelled due to the worsening Covid-19 panndemic.

On the women’s side there is no Naomi Osaka and so plenty of attention will be placed on No 2 seed Simona Halep to see how she gets on defending her title.

She defeated Serena Williams in ruthless fashion in 2019 but has fitness concerns having missed the French Open. 

Elsewhere there will be many fans closely following rising star Iga Switaek as she starts the tournament as the No 8 seed. 

Rising star Iga Swiatek will generate plenty of interest when she commences at Wimbledon

Rising star Iga Swiatek will generate plenty of interest when she commences at Wimbledon

Rising star Iga Swiatek will generate plenty of interest when she commences at Wimbledon

MEN’S SEEDS

1. Novak Djokovic

2. Daniil Medvedev

3. Stefanos Tsitsipas

4. Dominic Thiem

5. Alexander Zverev

6. Andrey Rublev

7. Roger Federer

8. Matteo Berrettini

9. Roberto Bautista-Agut

10. Diego Schwarzman

11. Denis Shapovalov

12. Pablo Carrena-Busta

13. Casper Ruud

14. Gael Monfils

15. Hubert Hurkacz

16. Alex de Minaur

17. Felix Auger-Aliassime

18. Cristian Garin

19. Grigor Dimitrov

20. Jannik Sinner

21. Aslan Karatsev

22. Ugo Humbert

23. Dan Evans

24. Lorenzo Sonego

25. Nikoloz Basilashvili

26. Karen Khachanov

27. Fabio Fognini

28. Reilly Opelka

29. John Isner

30. Cameron Norrie

31. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

32. Taylor Fritz

WOMEN’S SEEDS

1. Ash Barty

2. Simona Halep

3. Aryna Sabalenka

4. Elina Svitolina

5. Sofia Kenin

6. Bianca Andreescu

7. Serena Williams

8. Iga Swiatek

9. Karolina Pliskova 

10. Belinda Bencic

11. Petra Kvitova

12. Garbine Muguruza

13. Victoria Azarenka

14. Elise Mertens

15. Barbora Krejcikova

16. Maria Sakkari

17. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

18. Kiki Bertens

19. Elena Rybakina

20. Karolina Muchova

21. Coco Gauff

22. Ons Jabeur

23. Jessica Pegula

24. Madison Keys

25. Anett Kontaveit

26. Angelique Kerber

27. Petra Martic

28. Jo Konta

29. Alison Riske

30. Veronika Kudermetova

31. Paula Badosa

32. Daria Kasatkina

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