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 June 28 to July 11, at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
128 players will be playing for The Championships trophy.
In his 16th appearance at Wimbledon, Novak will open title defence against world no.250 Jack Draper (GBR, WC) on Monday at 13:00 local time / 14:00 CET.
The top seed and five-time champion might face the winner of the match between Kevin Anderson (RSA) – Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera (CHI, Q) in the second round.
Novak’s potential rivals in the later stages of the tournament:
Third round: Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP, 30)
Fourth round: Gael Monfils (FRA, 13), Cristian Garin (CHI, 17)
Quarter-finals: Andrey Rublev (RUS, 5), Diego Schwartzman (ARG, 9), Jannik Sinner (ITA, 19)
Semi-finals: Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 3), Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP, 8), Denis Shapovalov (Canada, 10)…
Finals: Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 2), Alexander Zverev (GER, 4), Roger Federer (SUI, 6), Matteo Berrettini (ITA, 7)…
Nole won his fifth Championships Cup in 2019, beating Roger Federer in a thrilling final 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3).
Last year the tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world no.1 is looking to win his fourth trophy in 2021 after triumphing at the Australian Open, the Belgrade Open and the French Open.