The Wimbledon men’s singles draws have been quite interesting as the top seeds are likely to meet each other before the finals at the All England club.
Former champions Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal are all placed in the same section of the Wimbledon draw while top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic was kept apart from the other members of the ‘Big Four’.
Federer, the holder of 17 Grand Slam titles and the runner-up to Djokovic last year, starts his campaign against Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur, who he beat in the French Open third round.
Djokovic begins his title defence against experienced German Philipp Kohlschreiber before a possible second-round clash with 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt, who is playing in his last Wimbledon. Kohlschreiber, who once beat Djokovic at Roland Garros, had match points against Federer at the Halle grass-court event last week and at number 33 in the world he only just missed being seeded for the grass-court grand slam.
Andy Murray was handed a formidable Wimbledon challenge, with a potential quarter-final against Rafael Nadal followed by a semi-final with Roger Federer.
The Scot has been drawn against Mikhail Kukushkin, the world number 58 from Kazakhstan. A solid top 100 player, Kukushkin’s best performance at SW19 came last season when he lost to Rafa Nadal in the third round, which led to him achieving a career-high ranking of 48.
Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion who is down at his lowest ranking for a decade, begins with a clash against Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci.
If the seedings work out, the last 16 would see Djokovic face Kevin Anderson of South Africa, US Open champion Marin Cilic against Kei Nishikori, Wawrinka facing David Goffin and Grigor Dimitrov taking on Milos Raonic.
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