British No 1 Tim Henman has been seeded sixth for his 12th attempt at Wimbledon glory.
Defending champion Roger Federer is the top seed with Andy Roddick, the man he defeated in last year's final, seeded second ahead of former champion Lleyton Hewitt.
In the women's singles, world No 1 Lindsay Davenport is the top seed, ahead of defending champion and DFS Classic winner Maria Sharapova.
Henman is ranked ninth in the world but moves ahead of Argentina's Guillermo Canas and Russian Nikolay Davydenko, who knocked him out of the Australian Open in January, due to his better grass court pedigree.
Andre Agassi's withdrawal through injury also lifts Henman, a beaten quarterfinalist last year, another place in the list.
Henman was fifth seed 12 months ago when he lost in the last eight to Croatia's Mario Ancic, who is seeded tenth. Henman has been in unconvincing form this season, failing to reach the semifinals of any of his ten tournaments.
The 30-year-old at least has the advantage of being seeded, however, a luxury not afforded to British No 2 Greg Rusedski. Rusedski is ranked 39th in the world and needed to rely on several players withdrawing to be seeded.
The 31-year-old won two matches in a row for the first time since last November at Queen's Club but has reached just one quarterfinal in 12 appearances at Wimbledon.
French Open champion Rafael Nadal is seeded fourth while Australian Open champion Marat Safin, narrowly beaten by Federer in the Halle final on Sunday, is fifth despite his stated dislike of the surface. Safin is also nursing a knee injury but hopes to be fit.
The women's seedings adhere more closely to the world rankings with the only change in the top ten caused by Alicia Molik's withdrawal today through injury.
That means French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne is only seventh seed with the out-of-form former champion Venus Williams a lowly 14th and Kim Clijsters, who is returning from injury, seeded 15th. n Australian serve specialist Alicia Molik has withdrawn from Wimbledon due to an inner ear infection.