World number one Roger Federer is top seed for Olympics

Updated: July 23, 2012

World number one and current Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will be the top seed in the men’s draw in the Olympics, which gets under way on Saturday.

Wimbledon runner-up Andy Murray will be seeded third. The British star, who will be looking to go one better at the All England Club than he did at Wimbledon, could therefore have to play Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in back-to-back matches to win gold.

Murray remains fourth in the latest ATP ranking list – which were used to determine the seedings – behind Federer, Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

However, with Nadal ruled out of the Olympics due to injury, Murray will be seeded third for the draw, which takes place at 11 am on Thursday.

In the women’s draw, Victoria Azarenka takes the top seed placing, with Wimbledon champion Serena Williams fourth.

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