American Tennis Leads All Nations with 33 Players Competing in Wimbledon Singles Main Draws
Six U.S. Men Seeded is Most at Wimbledon since 1993
Thirty-three Americans are set to compete in the singles main draws at Wimbledon next week — 18 women and 15 men — leading all nations in total players and seeded players competing on both the men’s and women’s sides.
The 15 U.S. men in the singles main draw this year is the most since 15 in 2009, and the six seeded men is the highest number of American seeds in the men’s draw at Wimbledon since Grand Slams began seeding 32 players in 2001. The last time six American men were seeded at Wimbledon was 1993, when Grand Slams had 16 seeds.
The 18 American women in the singles main draw marks the third consecutive Wimbledon tournament that more than 18 American women are competing, the first time for those numbers over a three-tournament span at Wimbledon since 2002-04. The 18 includes four qualifiers, the most U.S. women to qualify at Wimbledon since five in 1986. Seven American women are seeded at Wimbledon this year, the most since eight in 2004.