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Chauvinism about Wimbledon seeding is disgusting

- Champion Roger Federer will be number one seed for next week's Wimbledon championships despite being overtaken in the world rankings by Rafael Nadal. Fair I guess
- Andy Roddick, three times runner-up to Federer, including last year, is seeded fifth in the men's draw, against his world ranking of seven. A little bit far-fetched, this guy has never won Wimbledon
- Lleyton Hewitt, the 2002 champion is seeded 11 places higher than his 26 ATP ranking. That takes the cake.

In that case Sharapova should be seeded higher, Safina and especially Henin (twice a finalist) should be among the the top 16 seeds. Just imagine if Venus was 3 in the WTA rankings, behind Jankovic and Caro. I'm sure she wouldn't have been bumped. Disgusting.
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Re: Chauvinism about Wimbledon seeding is disgusting

Lleyton Hewitt is ridiculous.

Andy Roddick should have been 4th. He made 3 finals there and had pretty much only decent results there. Where as Murray ... :S and Djokovic ... :S!

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Re: Chauvinism about Wimbledon seeding is disgusting

It is hard to get worked up about this. Both Roger an Rafa will both do well, I suspect.
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Re: Chauvinism about Wimbledon seeding is disgusting

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It is hard to get worked up about this. Both Roger an Rafa will both do well, I suspect.
That is not the point about Roger being bumped, which I think is fair. It's about the rest of the field.
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That is not the point about Roger being bumped, which I think is fair. It's about the rest of the field.
They all have to beat Roger or Rafa.

Djokovic may be a bit high, but I can't see dropping him.
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Re: Chauvinism about Wimbledon seeding is disgusting

FAIL thread.

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Wimbledon is the only Slam to apply a seedings adjustment formula based on a player's previous surface specific results (grass).

The formula is applied only to the top 32 players based on their rankings just prior to the event.

They take the player's entry ATP points (the week before Wimby) and add:

1) ADD 100% points earned for ALL grass court tournaments in the past 12 months.

2)ADD 75% points earned for BEST grass court tournament in the 12 months before that.
No chauvinism, nobody was "bumped". They just used a fair, objective formula - something I think should also be done at RG, and for the women at the English Open.

It's on the women's side that the organizers sometimes bump a particular player up.

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They all have to beat Roger or Rafa.

Djokovic may be a bit high, but I can't see dropping him.
Don't you get it ? This thead is about women players being devalued compared to men. Oh and this is the wta forum btw.
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FAIL thread.



No chauvinism, nobody was "bumped". They just used a fair, objective formula - something I think should also be done at RG, and for the women at the English Open.
All I'm talking about here... (lol at the English Open )
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Don't you get it ? This thead is about women players being devalued compared to men. Oh and this is the wta forum btw.
Don't you get it? You are whining about nothing. Does not matter at all.
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Re: Chauvinism about Wimbledon seeding is disgusting

There was no reason to bump any player on the women's side this year considering Venus is #2 in the world. Venus would have been the only one.
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Nadal's seeding will motivate him to prove he should've been placed accordingly, I suspect.
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No chauvinism, nobody was "bumped". They just used a fair, objective formula - something I think should also be done at RG, and for the women at the English Open.

It's on the women's side that the organizers sometimes bump a particular player up.
Btw, YOU FAIL. Sharapova was bumped last year, so was Venus a few years ago.
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Its really weird... But again Pova and Juju are both coming off a bigg layoff. They already bumped pova in the past and we all know the result

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Btw, YOU FAIL. Sharapova was bumped last year, so was Venus a few years ago.
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It's on the women's side that the organizers sometimes bump a particular player up.

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Re: Chauvinism about Wimbledon seeding is disgusting

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Btw, YOU FAIL. Sharapova was bumped last year, so was Venus a few years ago.


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It's on the women's side that the organizers sometimes bump a particular player up.
epicfails999 strikes again. In fact I'm pretty sure he started the same exact thread in 2009.

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