Nadal still ranks stricken Murray as a Wimbledon contender

Posted July 02, 2017

In the women's singles, top seed and world number one Angelique Kerber of Germany will face either a qualifier or lucky loser, with the identity of the player still to be decided. Konta has had a mixed time of it since making the semi-finals of the 2016 Australian Open and will face a tough quarter-final tie with Halep, if she makes it that far.

There will be one all-British match up in the first round at Wimbledon, with second ranked Kyle Edmund drawn against qualifier Alex Ward, who is ranked 855th in the world.

"I am excited to be playing here again, in a tournament that I really love, I really enjoy playing", said the Spaniard, who plays Australian John Millman on Monday.

But as the defending champion, Murray has the honour of opening proceedings on Wimbledon s Centre Court next week and Federer believes the 30-year-old will be there for the start of the tournament.

Bublik, who represented Russian Federation until past year, made it into the main draw after receiving a lucky loser spot.

Rafael Nadal will hope to end a recent slide at Wimbledon. He's a two-time champion (2008, '10) at Wimbledon and three-time runner-up.

Murray awaits in the second week for Kyrgios but he will face who he describes as a "tough" opponent, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, in the first round.

Defending champ Andy Murray was drawn to potentially face fellow two-time victor Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon semi-finals yesterday, while Roger Federer, chasing a record eighth crown, was lined up to face three-time titlist Novak Djokovic.

Federer, 35, enters as the third seed and has +200 odds of winning the title.

As for the women's side, your best bet might be to pick a name out of a hat as it's a completely wide-open field because it's again missing Serena Williams (seven-time champion, including past two years) and Maria Sharapova (2004 winner).

French Open 2017 victor Jelena Ostapenko and her opponent in the final Simona Halep are seeded to face in the semi-final.

"Unlike before (the French Open in) Paris, he is hitting the ball really well". I would pick Nadal if he passes the first week. The Czech won the Wimbledon warm-up tournament in Birmingham, England.

Milos Raonic, who beat him in the semi-finals past year, is Federer's scheduled opponent in the quarter-finals, before a likely semi-final against Djokovic. Meanwhile, Venus was just found at fault as the driver in a auto accident on June 9 that killed a 78-year-old man, who was a passenger in the other vehicle.