Wimbledon draw sets up possible Novak Djokovic showdown with Carlos Alcaraz
Defending champion Novak Djokovic could face Spanish sensation Carlos Alcaraz in a blockbuster quarter-final clash at Wimbledon, following the release of the draw on Friday.
The Serbian is aiming to capture a fourth consecutive Wimbledon title and will be hoping to capture a 21st Grand Slam title – taking him behind one Rafa Nadal who has 23 Major titles to his name.
The 35-year-old is set to begin his title defense against South Korean Soonwoo Kwon on Centre Court on Monday, with Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis or Pole Kamil Majchrzak awaiting in the second round.
If the Serb advances to the quarter-finals, he is likely to face world number seven Carlos Alcaraz.
The man from Murcia, who has been one of the form players on the ATP tour this season, starts against Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in the opening round.
If the 19-year-old is to make it the last eight it will be a rematch of their classic Madrid Masters semi-final, when the teen edged out the former world number one in three sets via three tie-breaks.
There are also several notable first round matches with arguably the pick of the bunch beinbg the 10th seed Jannik Sinner’s clash with three-time Grand Slam champion and former world number three Stan Wawrinka.
Two-time champion and home crowd favourite Andy Murray is set to play Australian James Duckworth as he looks to win a fourth Grand Slam title and his first title on grass since his second Wimbledon title back in 2016.
Interestingly, all the players mentioned above are a part of Novak Djokovic’s quarter of the draw, including 15th seed Reilly Opelka who starts his campaign against Spaniard Carlos Taberner.
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