Deal with it - Federer says Nadal must accept Wimbledon seeding

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal

". If I believe that is fair or not, that's another story". I really personally believe it is not.

"I really respect the tournament so much", he said. I really respect the history of this event. I don't think they're quite ready this year but next year might be their year.

"We let them to do whatever they want". Guys who were seeded became unseeded.

The 27-year-old claycourt specialist is a counter-puncher who prefers to stay behind the baseline and use her shot selection and court coverage to grind down opponents.

The unpredictable Australian has beaten Nadal both at Wimbledon back in 2014 and also this year in Acapulco, with an extra edge having been added by Kyrgios's comments about the Spaniard being "super salty" when he loses.

Not much has gone right for Osaka since she parted company with coach Sascha Bajin a month after she clinched the Australian Open. "It used to be different".

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after victory over Britain's Daniel Evans in their men's singles match on day three of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on 16 January 2019.

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With the goal of retaking the No.1 on her mind, the key to Osaka's Wimbledon run will be to quickly apply her daily learnings on grass, while staying focused on the match ahead of her instead of the title.

"Yes, I fall over, but grass sometimes is slippery. I guess the system rewards you for playing a lot on the grass, well on grass".

Williams' hunt for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam following maternity leave has twice ended in heartbreak but the American is still a force to be reckoned with at Wimbledon, where she will look to improve on last year's runner-up finish.

"I think the rivalries we have between three of us, and Andy, of course, has kind of highlighted probably the last 10, 15 years of professional men's tennis", the 32-year-old said. "Kevin Anderson got bumped up".

Rafa if he gets to the second week becomes unsafe and then Novak, defending champion. "I know you missed me", Osaka said. "It is a little bit surprising to be honest", chimed Novak Djokovic later that afternoon.

Nadal also appeared to send a message of protest to his own player association, the ATP.

His two defeats at Hurlingham, though, suggested that he has work to do to rediscover his best as he faces what looks a fiendishly hard path in this year's event.

New world number on Ashleigh Barty will play her first Grand Slam as the top seed when she takes on China's Zheng Saisai in the opening round. The ATP did not protest when Wimbledon adopted its seeding formula.

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