18. 06. 2010. ·
The greatest tennis tournament, Wimbledon, will be held from June 21 till July 4, 2010.
128 players will be fighting during the two weeks for The Championships title, 2000 ATP points and £1,000,000 prize money.
Last year, Roger Federer lifted the trophy for the sixth time, beating American Andy Roddick in a five set thriller. The result was 5-7, 7-6(6), 7-6(5), 3-6, 16-14!
In his sixth appearance at Wimbledon, Novak starts his campaign against world no.66 Olivier Rochus. The 29-year-old Belgian leads their head-to-heads 3-1. Their last encounter was in the second round of Sony Ericsson Open in Miami this year when Rochus won 6-2, 6-7(7), 6-4.
In the second round Djokovic will play against the winner of the match between Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela and American qualifier Taylor Dent.
These are Nole’s potential rivals in the later stages of the tournament:
Third round: Albert Montanes (ESP,28)
Fourth round: Lleyton Hewitt (AUS,15), Gael Monfils (FRA,21)
Quarterfinals: Andy Roddick (USA,5), Marin Cilic (CRO,11), Ivan Ljubicic (CRO,17), Philipp Kohlschreiber ( GER ,29), Mardy Fish (USA)
Semifinals: Roger Federer (SUI,1), Nikolay Davydenko (RUS ,7), Tomas Berdych (CZE ,12), Jurgen Melzer (AUT ,16), Feliciano Lopez (ESP ,22), Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI ,20)
Finals: Rafael Nadal (ESP,2), Andy Murray (GBR,4), Robin Soderling (SWE ,6), Fernando Verdasco (ESP ,8), Mikhail Youzhny (RUS ,13)
Last year Novak lost in quarter-finals to German Tommy Haas 5-7, 6-7(6), 6-4, 3-6 (360 ATP points).
Good luck Nole!
Wimbledon draw revealed! Novak vs O.Rochus in R1 on Monday
18. 06. 2010. ·