Rafael Nadal may have to beat all of the world's top-three players in order to capture a third Wimbledon championship.
Wimbledon, England (Sports Network) -
Even though he's the hottest player in men's tennis, reigning French Open champion and two-time Wimbledon titlist Rafael Nadal received only the No. 5 seed at Wimbledon 2013, which will commence Monday at the All England Club.
Nadal's fifth seeding means he could meet top-seeded Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, last year's Wimbledon runner-up and second seed Andy Murray or reigning champ and third seed Roger Federer as early as the quarterfinals at the world's only grass-court Grand Slam event.
French Open runner-up David Ferrer is seeded fourth, followed by Nadal, who may have to beat all of the world's top-three players in order to capture a third Wimbledon championship.
Can Federer defend at the Big W?
By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
In the category of no rest for the weary, yet another Grand Slam event will swing into action next week when Wimbledon commences, with Roger Federer as the defending champion.
Federer wasn't the favorite there last year, but the men's-record 17-time major titlist managed to nail down a seventh Wimbledon championship in 10 years by overcoming sentimental British crowd favorite Andy Murray in four sets in the final on the famed Centre Court at the storied All England Club.