Wimbledon Championships 2021 Draw and Bracket: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to Step Up the Dream Grand Slam Final

Published 06/25/2021, 5:16 AM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland shakes hands with Novak Djokovic of Serbia after Novak Djokovic winning his Men’s Singles final during Day thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)

The Wimbledon Championships 2021 draw is here bringing in some exciting first-round matches along with interesting potential clashes later in the tournament. The top seed is Novak Djokovic followed by Daniil Medvedev. Stefanos Tsitsipas is the third seed and Alexander Zverev is the fourth seed. Roger Federer is seeded sixth whereas former winner Andy Murray received a wildcard to participate.


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Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon 2021 draw

Djokovic will start his Wimbledon defense against Britain’s wildcard entrant Jack Draper. According to the rankings and seeds, Djokovic could face Gael Monfils in the fourth round and Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals. Moreover, he has Tsitsipas on his side, and they could face each other in the semifinals.


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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates at Wimbledon. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Djokovic is bidding for a golden Grand Slam and is also looking to level with his rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer with a 20th Grand Slam at Wimbledon. Djokovic is a huge favorite for the title and as he is also the defending champion.

Daniil Medvedev’s road towards his first Grand Slam at Wimbledon 2021

Medvedev has Federer, Zverev, and Berrettini on his side. Medvedev plays Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round. He could then play Tommy Paul or Carlos Alcaraz in the second round. Marin Cilic could be his opponent in the third round, and Dimitrov is also a potential fourth-round opponent with Federer slated to face the Russian in the quarterfinals. Zverev is also on Medvedev’s side.

Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrates victory. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Medvedev has been a little resistant to the changing surfaces. He had problems adjusting to clay and has been subpar on grass as well. But Medvedev does go long in the bigger tournaments and with Wimbledon being the faster surface, he should show justice to his ranking.

Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Wimbledon 2021 Championships draw

Tsitsipas will begin his Wimbledon 2021 against American Frances Tiafoe. He could then face Vasek Pospisil in the second round. Then a blockbuster clash with Karen Khachanov could happen in the third round. Tsitsipas’ fourth-round opponent could be Alex De Minaur and the quarterfinal opponent could be Bautista Agut. The Greek player is on the same side as Djokovic.

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Tsitsipas had a great clay-court season. Effectively, the Greek is the second favorite after Djokovic, but he has not played any grass-court tournament before Wimbledon. It will be interesting if he can continue his Grand Slam semifinal streak at Wimbledon.

Alexander Zverev’s path towards a first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 2021

Zverev will play Tallon Griekspoor in the first round, and he could then play Tennys Sandgren. His first seeded opponent could be young American Taylor Fritz in the third round. He could have Felix Auger-Aliassime as his fourth-round opponent and Matteo Berrettini as his quarterfinal opponent. Even Federer is on Zverev’s side of the draw.

Alexander Zverev reacts during his semi final match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Zverev suffered an early exit at the Halle Open ahead of Wimbledon. He does not have a grass-court title and his results in Wimbledon are not great. Zverev is on a three-quarterfinal streak in Grand Slams and with him seeded fourth, he could continue his run.

Roger Federer returns for a 9th Wimbledon crown

Federer finds himself on the same side as Medvedev, Zverev, and Berrettini. He plays Adrian Mannarino in the first round. Then a tricky clash against Richard Gasquet could happen in the second round. He could meet Cameron Norrie in the third round and Pablo Carreno Busta in the fourth round. In the quarterfinals, he could face Medvedev. In the semifinals, he could face Zverev.

Roger Federer of Switzerland in action. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Anychance/Getty Images)

Federer looked pale during his title defense at Halle Open 2021. He lost to Felix Auger Aliassime in the second round. He has been practicing in Wimbledon, and now, there is again an air of doubt around his Wimbledon campaign in 2021.


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Andy Murray’s Wimbledon road

Murray will play his first-round match against the 24th seed, Nikoloz Basilashvili. Then in the second round, he could face either Oscar Otte or Arthur Rinderknech, and he could then play Denis Shapovalov in the third round. Murray is on Djokovic and Tsitsipas’ side of the draw.

The sheer delight on the face of Andy Murray after clinching Wimbledon in 2013. (Photo by Bill Murray/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Murray received the wildcard as his ranking plummeted recently. The Brit did play Queens Championships and was beaten by the eventual champion, Matteo Berrettini. Murray should do considerably better on the grass and in front of his home fans at Wimbledon.


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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.