WIMBLEDON, England (AP) _ Former champion Michael Stich arrived in Wimbledon's fourth round with tough words about the lopsided draw.

Stich is one of only five seeds to get this far, the fewest since Wimbledon began seeding 69 years ago. He's in the top half of the draw with two other big servers _ three-time defending champion Pete Sampras and two-time Wimbledon runner-up Goran Ivanisevic.

The bottom half is almost empty of seeds, with American Todd Martin the only one left.

``I think the All England Club should look at the draw,'' said Stich, the 1991 Wimbledon champion who was seeded 10th behind baseline players Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Michael Chang and Thomas Enqvist.

``It's a little bit surprising that all the big servers show up in the top half and all the so-called clay courters _ except Boris Becker _ show up in the bottom half.''

``I think they should really think about the way they're seeding, the way they're doing the things now ... it's not good for the tournament the way it is this year.''

Wimbledon is the only one of the four Grand Slams that doesn't automatically follow the rankings when passing out the seeds.


LONG WAIT: British tennis fans, who had to wait 58 years to see two Britons play on Centre Court at Wimbledon, got to see them twice.

Tim Henman and Luke Milligan ended their match in two minutes Saturday with Henman winning 6-1, 6-3, 6-4. The match was continued from Friday when it was suspended by rain.

``Obviously, it was one of the shorter days I've had on court,'' said Henman, Britain's top-ranked player at No. 62. ``But that's very nice, thank you.''

Milligan, the son of a taxi driver, got into the tournament as a wild card ranked No. 278.

``Playing on Centre Court was the realization of a dream, something I had talked about since I was 12,'' Milligan said.

Bunny Austin and Eric Filby in 1938 were the last Britons to face each other on Centre Court. Five year earlier, Austin was the first to play on Centre Court wearing shorts.


STARK END: American Jonathan Stark's best-ever singles effort at Wimbledon ended in the third round Saturday.

Stark, who upset Jim Courier in the first round, lost to Dutchman Paul Haarhuis 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-4.

``Beating Jim is my best win as far as a Grand Slam goes,'' Stark said. ``I still feel I'm playing great, so I take away some positives from this week. I'm pretty disappointed, though. That's why I'm glad I'm going back out to play the doubles, so I can end the day on a positive note.''

It didn't. Stark and Jared Palmer, the No. 14 seeds in the men's doubles, lost 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 to the Czech team of Petr Pala and Pavel Vizner.

Stark will stick around, though. He and Martina Navratilova begin the defense of their mixed doubles title next week.

``Playing with Martina, and always playing on a big court, there was a little pressure,'' Stark said. ``Maybe when I walk out on the court for the first round, I'll feel it again. But I don't really feel that as much this year because we won it last year. I feel confident that we can do well again.''