Following Gaël Monfils’ package, no French player will be seeded at Wimbledon, a first for 23 years.

This Friday takes place the Wimbledon draw, the fortnight of which will begin on Monday. This draw will take place without the French number 1 Gael Monfils (n°23). Still not recovered from his heel injury, the 35-year-old announced his withdrawal from the Grand Slam on grass, preferring to prepare for the US Open. He will return to the Hamburg tournament on July 16.

The only French player in the top 50, a first since 2005, Monfils was the only Frenchman to be among the top seeds on the London turf. There will therefore be no no tricolor seed this year, a first in the 21st century since we have to go back to 1999 to see such a scenario, proof, if one were needed, that French tennis is going through a very hollow period.

While no French reached the 3rd round last year, 10 French will try to climb as far as possible: Benjamin Bonzi (56th), Arthur Rinderknech (61st), Hugo Gaston (65th), Richard Gasquet (69th), Adrian Mannarino (73rd), Benoit Pair (76th), Quentin Halys (84th), Ugo Humbert (103rd), Hugo Grenier (136th) and Enzo Couacaud (207th).

As for favorites, Novak Djokovic (seeded n°1) and Rafael Nadal (#3) can only face each other in the final. Finalist last year Matteo Berrettini is in the Spaniard’s part of the table and could face him in the semi-finals.

Note that 3 members of the top 10 are missing: Daniel Medvedev and Andrey Rublev due to the ban on Russian players from participating in the tournament, and Alexander Zverev following his ankle injury contracted at Roland-Garros.