Wimbledon: Novak vs Ward in R1

Vimbldon: Novak protiv Varda startuje odbranu titule

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 27 to July 10, at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

128 players will be playing for The Championships trophy and 2000 ATP points.

In his 12th appearance at Wimbledon, Novak will open title defence campaign against world no.177 James Ward (GBR) in their first career encounter.

The top seed and three-time champion might face the winner of the clash between Kyle Edmund (GBR) and Adrian Mannarino (FRA) in the second round.

Novak’s potential rivals in the later stages of the tournament:

Third round: Sam Querrey (USA, 28), Lukas Rosol (CZE)
Fourth round: David Ferrer (ESP, 13), Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER, 21)
Quarter-finals: Milos Raonic (CAN, 6), David Goffin (BEL, 11), Kevin Anderson (RSA, 20)
Semi-finals: Roger Federer (SUI, 3), Kei Nishikori (JPN, 5), Marin Cilic (CRO, 9)
Finals: Andy Murray (GBR, 2), Stan Wawrinka (SUI, 4), Dominic Thiem (AUT, 8), Tomas Berdych (CZE, 10), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA, 12)

Nole won his third Championships trophy last year beating seven-time former titlist Roger Federer in the final 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3.

The world no.1 is looking to win his seventh title in 2016 after triumphing at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, the Qatar ExxonMobil Open and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events in Indian Wells, Miami and Madrid.

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