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2-time champion Rafael Nadal seeded No. for Wimbledon in line with world ranking

  • Spain's Marc Lopez and Spain's Rafael Nadal, bottom, play Canada's Daniel Nestor and India's Leander Pes during their doubles tennis match at the Queen's Championships in London, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Spain's Marc Lopez and Spain's Rafael Nadal, bottom, play Canada's Daniel Nestor and India's Leander Pes during their doubles tennis match at the Queen's Championships in London, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)  (The Associated Press)

  • El suizo Roger Federer con el trofeo de campeón del Abierto de Halle, el domingo 21 de junio de 2015. (AP Foto/Martin Meissner)

    El suizo Roger Federer con el trofeo de campeĆ³n del Abierto de Halle, el domingo 21 de junio de 2015. (AP Foto/Martin Meissner)  (The Associated Press)

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal has been seeded No. 10 for the grass-court Grand Slam, meaning he could face one of the top contenders as early as the fourth round.

The All England Club stuck mainly to the ATP rankings in the seedings announced Wednesday for Wimbledon, which starts Monday.

Nadal, who won Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010, has slipped to 10th in the rankings. He lost in the first round of Queen's Club last week, after winning on grass in Stuttgart the previous week.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1, followed by Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, and Kei Nishikori.

In the women's seedings, Serena Williams is No. 1, followed by defending champion Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova, and Caroline Wozniacki.