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KEY DATES FOR WIMBLEDON 2016

Qualifying begins: 20 June

The Draw: 24 June

Pre-event Press Conferences: 25 & 26 June

Order of Play: 26 June

Championships begin: 27 June

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Seeds

About seeding at The Championships

  • A simplified form of seeding was introduced in 1924 when up to four representatives of a nation were drawn in the four different quarters of the draw.

  • In 1927 full seeding was carried out and competitors were selected according to ability, irrespective of nationality.

  • Seeding has been based on computer rankings since 1975.

  • Since 1927 only two unseeded players have won the Gentlemen’s Singles - Boris Becker in 1985 and Goran Ivanisevic in 2001.

  • No unseeded player has won the Ladies’ Singles.

  • Eleven unseeded players have reached the final of the Gentlemen’s Singles and four unseeded players have reached the final of the Ladies’ Singles.

  • Today there are 32 seeds in Gentlemen's and Ladies' singles.

Seeds for The Championships

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Gentlemen's Seeding Formula

  • Revised seeding arrangements for men introduced in 2001 when seedings committee disbanded
     
  • Formula amended in 2002 for men as follows:

  • Take ESP points at 16 June 2014

  • Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournament in past 12 months

  • Add 75% points earned for best grass court tournament in 12 months before that.
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