Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal avoid unseeded big shots, Serena gets fair draw




Novak Djokovic will face South Korea’s Soonwoo Kwon in the first round of his Wimbledon defence.

The No.1 seed – in the absence of Russian Daniil Medvedev – could meet Spanish teen sensation Carlos Alcaraz in the last eight if the pair both reach that stage.
Unseeded Andy Murray has been drawn against Australia’s James Duckworth in his opening match. From there, the Scot could come up against big-serving John Isner in the second round. It will be Murray’s first competitive outing since experiencing an abdominal strain in the final of the Stuttgart Open on June 12.
Rafael Nadal will take on Francisco Cerundolo in his first match of the 2022 tournament, and could line up against Felix Auger-Aliassime – who is coached by Nadal’s uncle Toni – in the quarter-finals if the seeding goes to order.


Nadal – recovered from his ongoing foot trouble – will be going for an extraordinary third major title in a row following his wins at the Australian Open and Roland-Garros, and if he can triumph in SW19 he will only need the US Open to complete the calendar slam.


In the female category, Emma Raducanu has been drawn against Belgian Alison van Uytvanck in the first round of Wimbledon.
Serena Williams will face world No. 113 Harmony Tan of France in the first round. It will be Williams’ first singles match since this time last year, as her recent appearance at the Eastbourne International saw her play only doubles with Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur. The latter will be third seed for Wimbledon.

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