Ivan Lendl, who has never won Wimbledon, for the second year in a row is seeded No. 1 for the premier grass court event. Defending champion Boris Becker is second in the seedings announced yesterday.
Past champion John McEnroe got the biggest boost from tournament organizers with a No. 4 seeding. That moved him ahead of three players in front of him in the computer rankings -- French Open champion Andres Gomez of Ecuador and Americans Brad Gilbert and Aaron Krickstein.
In the women's draw, defending champion Steffi Graf got the No. 1 seed as expected, with eight-time winner Martina Navratilova second and French Open champion Monica Seles third. Jennifer Capriati, the 14-year-old from Florida who reached the French Open semifinals, is seeded 12th.
The All England Lawn Tennis Club stuck to the computer rankings for the most part in seedings for the two-week event that begins next week. Lendl has been No. 1 in the world since February 1989. Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam event he has not won.
Andre Agassi, the French Open runner-up from the United States, is skipping Wimbledon again. So are two other top-10 players, Thomas Muster and Emilio Sanchez.