Wimbledon draw: Defending champion Novak Djokovic will take on Kwon Soon-woo in the first round

Friday’s draw turned out to be a good one for the world number three player in the absence of Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev.

number 2 seed Rafael NadalFollowing his 22nd Grand Slam victory at the French Open, he will play Argentina’s Francisco Serrandolo in the opening round and a difficult potential fourth-round match against Marin Cilic to match.

In the anticipated quarterfinals, there’s also a chance for a rematch against talented Canadian star Felix Auger Aliassim, who recently pushed Nadal all the way in an epic five-set fourth round at Roland Garros.

Last year’s runner-up Matteo Berrettini is expected to face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals, while third-seeded Kasper Ruud could play Poland’s Hubert Herkaz, who recently claimed the grass court title in Halle.

Home favorite Andy Murray, a two-time winner here, was given a friendly first-round draw against Australia’s James Duckworth, who has yet to win a match on the ATP Tour this season and was ranked 277th in the world in qualifying last week. No.’s Paul had lost to Jubb. Queen’s Club.

Murray has been battling a stomach injury in his final loss to Berrettini in Stuttgart and was forced to pull out of Queens, but the former world No. 1 recently said he believes he is still “great”. can play tennis.

SWITEK seeks to continue

In the women’s draw, world No. 1 Inga Swietec will play Croatian qualifier Jana Fate in the first round as she bids for her maiden Wimbledon title. Pole has been the standout player on the WTA Tour this season after winning six titles, including the French Open, but the grass is undoubtedly her favorite surface.

A short distance from Wimbledon, the players struggle and attempt to qualify for the main draw.

Sweetek has never advanced beyond the fourth round in SW19 and could potentially face American Jessica Pegula in the quarterfinals, a player whose best Wimbledon performance was in the second round last year.

Last year’s runner-up Karolina Pliskova is expected to face world No. 4 Paula Badosa in the quarterfinals, while world No. 2 Annette Kontaveit could face Maria Sakkari.

Serena Williams, who most recently played her First match in almost a yearIn the opening round, there was a draw with world number 113 Harmony Tan.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion, who injured her leg in the first round of Wimbledon last year, reached the doubles semi-finals in Eastbourne last week while playing with Ons Jabur, but was forced to retire after the Tunisian suffered an injury. was forced to

British star Emma Raducanu, who enjoyed her breakout performance at Wimbledon last year, has been handed a tough draw against world number 46 Alison van Uytvanck, who won the second-tier grass competition in Italy last week.

Radukanu has been battling an impending injury at Wimbledon and has been playing a limited amount of time on the grass, withdrew from the Nottingham Open and subsequently missed the Eastbourne International.

The main draws of Wimbledon will begin on Monday, 27 June.