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Wimbledon 2016 Draw

Wimbledon 2016 Draw

This year the Wimbledon will be played between June 27- July 10, for which the draw is out.

Novak Djokovic is the number 1 seed while Andy Murray is the 2nd.

Djokovic and Federer are scheduled to meet in the semi-finals. The 29-year-old Serb will begin his Wimbledon campaign against British wild card James Ward. The 12 time Grand Slam winner, who will be eyeing a  calendar slam,  could potentially meet big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the last-eight. Even Rod Laver has admitted that Djokovic has a good chance to pull off this feat.

Murray is in the more favourable half of the draw and the former 2013 champion would only face Djokovic or third seed Roger Federer in the final. The highest seeds in Murray’s half are Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Richard Gasquet. He will be facing fellow compatriot Liam Broady in the first round. He might also have a fourth round clash with the Australian Nick Kyrgios.

19th seed Bernard Tomic will face power-serving Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the first round, while Sam Groth also has a tough opener against sixth seed Kei Nishikori.

On the women’s side, No. 1 seed Serena Williams is drawn in the same half as No. 3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska. Garbine Mugurza, who shocked the world when she upset Williams at the French Open earlier this year, is in the other half of the draw alongside Angelique Kerber. Muguruza made it to the finals of Wimbledon in 2015, her first ever Grand Slam final, but was defeated by Williams.

The big names who have pulled out from the tournament are Rafael Nadal and Victoria Azarenka.

PRIZE MONEY : The winners of this year’s tournament will receive 5 per cent more than the prize money last year.
This year’s victors will claim £2m for the first time, an increase of £120,000 from the previous year.

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