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LONDON – Novak Djokovic cannot face Andy Murray until the final at Wimbledon after they were seeded first and second, respectively, for the third tennis grand slam of the year.
It means Djokovic and Murray will be in separate halves of the draw when it is made on Friday.
Seedings were based on the current world rankings but rearranged to reflect players' grass-court achievements. Richard Gasquet, the 10th-ranked player of France and a two-time Wimbledon semifinalist, is No. 7 and 13th-ranked Marin Cilic, a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon the past two years, is No. 9.
The women's seedings follow the WTA rankings, with six-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams at No. 1 and Garbine Muguruza at No. 2.
Play starts Monday.