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2005 Jun 15 - Henman v Nieminen at Wimbledon

Tim Henman will face the useful Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in the first round of the Wimbledon Championships.

The British No.1 is seeded sixth for Wimbledon - boosted from his position of ninth in the world rankings due to reaching four Wimbledon semi-finals. His 24-year-old opponent is currently ranked 70th in the world and so should represent a comfortable test before the tourament starts to tighten up.

Tim could go on to meet Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean, who defeated him in the quarter-finals in 2003, and then reigning Queen's Club champion and 2004 Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick in the quarter-finals.

Greg Rusedski failed to be seeded for Wimbledon due to his 39 world ranking but picked up a reasonable draw against the Spaniard Alberto Martin who he defeated in their only meeting back in 1997.

Andrew Murray will be making to make his Wimbledon debut and has been fortunate to be drawn against a qualifier.

Here is the full list of men's seeds and their current INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking.

Seed/Player/INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking
1. FEDERER, Roger (SUI) 1
2. RODDICK, Andy (USA) 4
3. HEWITT, Lleyton (AUS) 2
4. NADAL, Rafael (ESP) 3
5. SAFIN, Marat (RUS) 5
6. HENMAN, Tim (GBR) 9
7. CANAS, Guillermo (ARG) 8
8. DAVYDENKO, Nikolay (RUS) 7
9. GROSJEAN, Sebastien (FRA) 26
10. ANCIC, Mario (CRO) 21
11. JOHANSSON, Joachim (SWE) 10
12. JOHANSSON, Thomas (SWE) 18
13. ROBREDO, Tommy (ESP) 13
14. STEPANEK, Radek (CZE) 15
15. CORIA, Guillermo (ARG) 14
16. PUERTA, Mariano (ARG) 11
17. FERRER, David (ESP) 16
18. NALBANDIAN, David (ARG) 19
19. HAAS, Tommy (GER) 22
20. LJUBICIC, Ivan (CRO) 17
21. GONZALEZ, Fernando (CHI) 23
22. HRBATY, Dominik (SVK) 24
23. FERRERO, Juan Carlos (ESP) 31
24. DENT, Taylor (USA) 30
25. KIEFER, Nicolas (GER) 25
26. LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP) 33
27. GASQUET, Richard (FRA) 27
28. NOVAK, Jiri (CZE) 28
29. MASSU, Nicolas (CHI) 29
30. SODERLING, Robin (SWE) 35
31. YOUZHNY, Mikhail (RUS) 34
32. VOLANDRI, Filippo (ITA) 32


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