The draw for Wimbledon 2021 has been confirmed, with defending champion Novak Djokovic opening up against British wildcard Jack Draper….
The draw for Wimbledon 2021 has been confirmed, with defending champion Novak Djokovic opening up against British wildcard Jack Draper.
The 134th edition of the grass court show-piece takes place at the All England Lawn Tennis Club from June 28 to July 11.
The tournament returns in 2021 following an enforced hiatus last year due to the global health crisis.
Reigning Men’s Singles champion Djokovic is bidding to claim his sixth Wimbledon title and has been drawn to face 19-year-old Draper in Round One, the world number 250 making his debut.
Two-time champion Andy Murray has been drawn to face Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili as the Scot prepares to make his Wimbledon return for the first time since 2017.
Murray, who is now ranked 119th after battling injury, has been given a wildcard entry into the main draw.
Eight-time champion Roger Federer has been placed in the bottom half of the draw and will potentially have to overcome Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev if he wishes to reach a 13th Wimbledon final.
The Swiss superstar, who boasts a record of 101-13 at the All England Club since making his debut in 1999, will meet France’s Adrian Mannarino in Round One.
Third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, starts out against Frances Tiafoe, while Nick Kyrgios marks his first appearance since the Australian Open with a clash against recent Halle Open winner Ugo Humbert.
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev will take on Jan-Lennard Struff, while Alexander Zverev plays Tallon Griekspoor and Queen’s Club champion Matteo Berrettini faces Guido Pella.
In the Women’s Singles draw, seven-time champion Serena Williams has been drawn to face Aliaksandra Sansovich in the opening round.
World number one Ashleigh Barty faces an emotional First Round tie against Carla Suárez Navarro – who recently received the all-clear from cancer.
Another stand-out tie sees tenth seed Petra Kvitová face world number 69 Sloane Stephens, while 2017 semi-finalist Johanna Konta will take on Katerina Siniakova.
A clash of two emerging stars sees 17-year-old Coco Gauff meet 20-year-old wildcard Fran Jones, while in-form Iga Swiatek plays Su-wei Hsieh.
Reigning Women’s champion Simona Halep has pulled out of Wimbledon due to a calf injury, joining the likes of Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem in missing this year’s Championships.
Play begins at 11am BST on Monday June 28, with all matches available to watch live online.
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Wimbledon 2021 Draw – Selected First Round ties
Novak Djokovic v Jack Draper
Stefanos Tsitsipas v Frances Tiafoe
Nikoloz Basilashvili v Andy Murray
Ugo Humbert v Nick Kyrgios
Roger Federer v Adrian Mannarino
Grigor Dimitrov v Fernando Verdasco
Cameron Norrie v Lucas Pouille
Dan Evans v Feliciano Lopez
Casper Ruud v Jordan Thompson
Daniil Medvedev v Jan-Lennard Struff
Andrey Rublev v Federico Delbonis
Matteo Berrettini v Guido Pella
Diego Schwartzman v Benoit Paire
Alexander Zverev v Tallon Griekspoor
Roberto Bautista Agut v John Millman
Gael Monfils v Christopher O’Connell
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Novak Djokovic v Andrey Rublev
Stefanos Tsitsipas v Roberto Bautista Agut
Alexander Zverev v Matteo Berrettini
Daniil Medvedev v Roger Federer
Ladies’ Singles – Notable first rounds
Asheligh Barty v Carla Suárez Navarro
Serena Williams v Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Kiki Bertens v Marta Kostyuk
Anett Kontaveit v Marketa Vondrousova
Bianca Andreescu v Alize Cornet
Petr Kvitova v Sloane Stephens
Heather Watson v Qualifier (TBC)
Iga Swiatek v Su-wei Hsieh
Mihaela Buzarnescu v Venus Williams
Elise Mertens v Harriet Dart
Aryna Sabalenka v Qualifier (TBC)
Coco Gauff v Francesca Jones
Elina Svitolina v Alison Van Uytvanck
Karolína Pliskova v Tamara Zidansek
Johanna Konta v Katerina Siniakova
Ash Barty vs Bianca Andreescu
Elina Svitolina vs Serena Williams
Sofia Kenin vs Karolina Pliskova
Aryna Sabalenka vs Iga Swiatek