Gentlemen’s singles draw has been made for Wimbledon, the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.
The third Grand Slam of the season, the only grass court Major event, will be held from July 1 to July 14, at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
128 players will be playing for The Championships trophy and 2000 ATP points.
In his 15th appearance at Wimbledon, Novak will open title defence campaign against world no.57 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) on Monday at 13:00 local time / 14:00 CET. It will be their 13th career meeting (10-2 H2H).
The top seed and four-time champion might face the winner of the clash between Denis Kudla (USA) and Malek Jaziri (TUN) in the second round.
Novak’s potential opponents in the later stages of the tournament:
Third round: Dusan Lajovic (SRB, 32), Ernests Gulbis (LAT), Hubert Hurkacz (POL)
Fourth round: Gael Monfils (FRA, 16), Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN, 19), Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
Quarter-finals: Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 7), Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 11), David Goffin (BEL, 21), Kyle Edmund (GBR, 30)
Semi-finals: Kevin Anderson (RSA, 4), Alexander Zverev (GER, 6), Stan Wawrinka (SUI, 22), Feliciano Lopez (ESP, WC)
Finals: Roger Federer (SUI, 2), Rafael Nadal (ESP, 3), Dominic Thiem (AUT, 5), Kei Nishikori (JPN, 8), John Isner (USA, 9)
Nole won his fourth Championships Cup last year, beating Kevin Anderson in the final (6-2, 6-2, 7-6), adding the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015.
The world no.1 is looking to win his third trophy in 2019 after triumphing at the Australian Open and the Mutua Madrid Open.