Wimbledon Seeding Process

Today is the third day of one of the most significant tournaments in the tennis world – Wimbledon 2011. The courts are green, the spectators are on their places, waiting with interest to see the best women and men fighting to work their way to the finals. The atmosphere is just amazing and it is really hard to be described with words because the only way to experience the magic of Wimbledon is to be there on the spot and feel it.

Did you know that many of the Wimbledon cleaners do their work in advance to be able to watch some of the matches? This is how Wimbledon tournament affects the millions of people, all over the world, sitting in front of their TV sets or those who are in All England Club with tickets in their hands.

Do you know what is the Wimbledon seeding process? Well, let me explain. For the men selection: the seeds are the best (top) 32 tennis players on the ATP ESP (Entry System Position), however after that they are rearranged on a surface-based system. For the last nine years a seeding committee has not been needed for the Gentlemen’s Singles, because of an agreement made along the ATP. In order to make things more accurate it is used a special transparent system which aims to calculate the achievements of each of the players, on the grass court, using the following formula:

  1. Add 75% of the points achieved for the best grass court tournament, for the last 12 months.

  2. Include the ESP points until 13th June 2011.

  3. Add 100% of the points achieved for all of the grass court tournaments, for the last 12 months.

The ladies selection follows the WTA rank list, besides few exceptions, when a change is needed. For this year tournament, the only made changes involve the sisters Venus and Serena Williams, moving to 24 and 8 position. This indicates the balance between the lack of competitiveness in their play and their personal records, for the last 12 months.

However, it does not really matter how the best tennis players in the world are selected to participate in Wimbledon Championships 2011, if you have the chance to watch them in London. Therefore, do not wait and book in advance a room, prepared by cleaners Wimbledon, in some of the hotels near All England Club, most of which are already full. And then, go spend some unforgettable time watching one of the biggest sports events of the year – Wimbledon Championships 2011.


June 22, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Tennis


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