Enticing Wimbledon draws for Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray

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Novak Djokovic Wimbledon champion

The draw has been made for Wimbledon 2021 and it has thrown up some enticing first round encounters. 

British wild card Jack Draper will make his Wimbledon debut against top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic.

Draper, 19, showed his considerable promise by reaching the quarter-finals at Queen’s Club last week and now faces the toughest test in tennis against the man going for a third consecutive grand slam title.

Sixth seed Roger Federer, who has been drawn in the opposite half to Djokovic, opens against another experienced grass-court campaigner in France’s Adrian Mannarino.

British number two Cameron Norrie, seeded for the first time at a grand slam after his stunning start to 2021, takes on Frenchman Lucas Pouille.

Second seed Daniil Medvedev begins his campaign against German Jan-Lennard Struff.

Andy Murray will play his first singles match at Wimbledon since 2017 against Georgian 24th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili.

The 34-year-old had to rely on a wild card to get into the championships, with his ranking having dropped outside the top 100.

Liam Broady takes on Italian Marco Cecchinato, while fellow British wild card Jay Clarke faces Egor Gerasimov of Belarus.

Meanwhille, British number one Dan Evans, who is seeded 22nd, faces a potentially difficult opener against experienced grass-court campaigner Feliciano Lopez.

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