SHOULD RAFAEL NADAL BE THE TOP SEED AT ROLAND GARROS? Text and Photos by Henk Abbink I would say, Why not? Wimbledon, in their seeding, prides itself to not follow the official ATP ranking, looking at a combination of ranking and past results on their holy grass and other grass tournaments. So why would the French Open not do the same when it comes to clay? Roland Garros decided not to make any exceptions and will follow the ATP rankings. Rafa himself couldn’t care less whether he is (now, after beating Ferrer in the quarterfinal ) the no. 4 or no. 1 seed. He knows that to win in Paris or anywhere else, he needs to beat every player anyway. His uncle Toni, rival Roger and other players felt it would be correct and fair to seed him at no. 1 or 2.