Rio 2016 Olympics: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams top seeds

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams named as the top men's and women's tennis seeds at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named as the top men’s and women’s tennis seeds at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The ITF has announced the seeds for the tournament being held at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Barra Olympic Park from 6 to 14 August, with Britain’s Andy Murray the second seed ahead of Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori.

The draw for the event will take place at the Olympic Tennis Centre on Thursday 4 August at 11:00 local time (14:00 GMT).

Sixty-four players are contesting the men’s and women’s singles, and 32 teams are contesting the men’s and women’s doubles.

Entries for the 16-team mixed doubles event will be determined on site from those players already participating in singles or doubles, with a maximum of two teams per country.

Teams have to be nominated by their National Olympic Committee by the deadline of 9 August, with the draw taking place the same day.

Men’s singles seeds

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2. Andy Murray (GBR)
3. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
4. Kei Nishikori (JPN)
5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
6. Gael Monfils (FRA)
7. David Ferrer (ESP)
8. David Goffin (BEL)
9. Marin Cilic (CRO)
10. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
11. Pablo Cuevas (URU)
12. Steve Johnson (USA)
13. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
14. Jack Sock (USA)
15. Gilles Simon (FRA)
16. Benoit Paire (FRA)

Women’s singles seeds

1. Serena Williams (USA)
2. Angelique Kerber (GER)
3. Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
4. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
5. Venus Williams (USA)
6. Roberta Vinci (ITA)
7. Madison Keys (USA)
8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
9. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
10. Johanna Konta (GBR)
11. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
12. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
13. Samantha Stosur (AUS)
14. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
15. Elina Svitolina (UKR)
16. Barbora Strycova (CZE)

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