Defending champion Andy Murray gets a boost in Wimbledon seedings

Andy Murray created history by becoming the first Britisher to win the Wimbledon title after 77 years when he won the men's singles event in 2013.

updated: April 29, 2014 20:19 IST
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London: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will be among the top seeds at this year's tournament despite having slipped down the ATP world ranking to eighth, organisers announced on Tuesday.

"We have a surfaced-based seeding system here at Wimbledon," All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) chairman Philip Brook told a press conference at the tournament venue in south London.

"So we take the ranking points of each player, and add to that the ranking points they hypothetically received last year on grass, and we add to that 75 percent of the best-performing tournament in the previous year.

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