Andy Murray
Andy Murray is targeting another Wimbledon title in 2016 GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

Britain's Andy Murray has been seeded second in the men's singles at Wimbledon. The 29-year-old former champion, who has reached the finals of the Australian and French Opens this year, is seeded behind the current world number one and title holder Novak Djokovic.

Roger Federer, the seven-times Wimbledon champion, is seeded third, with countryman Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori named as the fourth and fifth seeds respectively. Nishikori pulled out of the grass-court tournament in Halle last week, while Wawrinka was knocked out at Queen's Club in the first round by Fernando Verdasco.

Meanwhile, Murray's fellow Briton Johanna Konta has been seeded 17th in the women's tournament. The 25-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the last 12 months, which saw her make the this year's Australia Open semi-finals and climb to 18th in the world rankings. She moves up one spot because 15th-ranked Italian Flavia Pennetta has retired from tennis.

Konta was beaten in the first round at SW19 last year by Maria Sharapova, but will avoid seeded players in the first two rounds this year thanks to her ranking. Konta has never won a match at Wimbledon in four attempts.

At the top of the women's seedings is Serena Williams, who recently lost in the final of the French Open at Roland Garros to Garbine Muguruza, who is seeded second. Elsewhere, Agnieszka Radwańska, Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep have been seeded in third, fourth and fifth positions respectively.