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Nightmare Wimbledon draw for Murray

Nightmare Wimbledon draw for Murray

By Eurosport
Last update The 22/06/2012 at 13:47 -
By Eurosport - The 22/06/2012 at 13:47
Fourth seed Andy Murray's route to Wimbledon glory will be tricky from the beginning, with Nikolay Davydenko his first round opponent.

Davydenko, the former world number three, is now the world number 47, but is one of the most difficult opponents Murray could have faced outside the top 32 seeds.

And his likely second round opponent is grass court specialist Ivo Karlovic.

Murray is in the same half of the draw as French Open champion Rafael Nadal, with the man who beat him at Roland Garros, David Ferrer, a potential quarter-final opponent.

Nadal, seeded second at SW19, will open against Brazilian Thomas Bellucci.

On the other side of the draw world number one Novak Djokovic will begin his Wimbledon defence with a match against former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero, while Roger Federer plays Albert Ramos.

Other highlights of the first round draw include former champion Lleyton Hewitt taking on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, while British qualifier Jamie Baker is pitted against the three-times finalist Andy Roddick, and now infamous Queen's finalist David Nalbandian meets Serbian world number eight Janko Tipsarevic.

FULL MEN'S DRAW

1-Novak Djokovic v Juan Carlos Ferrero

Ryan Harrison v Yen-Hsun Lu

Benjamin Becker v James Blake

Sergei Stakhovsky v 28-Radek Stepanek

24-Marcel Granollers v Viktor Troicki

Martin Klizan v Juan Ignacio Chela

Jeremy Chardy v Filippo Volandri

Leonardo Mayer v 15-Juan Monaco

12- Nicolas Almagro v Olivier Rochus

Q-Guillaume Rufin v Steve Darcis

Carlos Berlocq v Q-Ruben Bemelmans

Tobias Kamke v 18-Richard Gasquet

31-Florian Mayer v Dimitry Tursunov

Philipp Petzschner v Blaz Kavcic

Q-Simone Bolelli v Q-Jerzy Janowicz

Ernests Gulbis v 6-Tomas Berdych

3-Roger Federer v Albert Ramos

Fabio Fognini v Michael Llodra

Q-Adrian Menendez Maceiras v Q-Michael Russell

Gilles Muller v 29-Julien Benneteau

17-Fernando Verdasco v Q-Jimmy Wang

WC-Grega Zemlja v WC-Josh Goodall

Xavier Malisse v Marinko Matosevic

Paul-Henri Mathieu v 13-Gilles Simon

11-John Isner v Alejandro Falla

Paolo Lorenzi v Nicolas Mahut

Igor Andreev v WC-Oliver Golding

Denis Istomin v 23-Andreas Seppi

26-Mikhail Youzhny v Donald Young

Q-Inigo Cervantes Huegun v Flavio Cipolla

Q-Ryan Sweeting v Potito Starace

David Nalbandian v 8-Janko Tipsarevic

7-David Ferrer v Q-Dustin Brown

Q-Kenny de Schepper v Matthias Bachinger

LL-Wayne Odesnik v Bjorn Phau

WC-Jamie Baker v 30-Andy Roddick

19-Kei Nishikori v Mikhail Kukushkin

Q-Andrey Kuznetsov v Q-Florent Serra

Go Soeda v Igor Kunitsyn

Robin Haase v 9-Juan Martin del Potro

16-Marin Cilic v Cedrik-Marcel Stebe

Tatsuma Ito v Lukasz Kubot

Vasek Pospisil v Sam Querrey

Santiago Giraldo v 21-Milos Raonic

31-Kevin Anderson v Grigor Dimitrov

Albert Montanes v Marcos Baghdatis

Ivo Karlovic v Dudi Sela

Nikolay Davydenko v 4-Andy Murray

5-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v WC-Lleyton Hewitt

Edouard Roger-Vasselin v Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

Lukasz Lacko v Adrian Ungur

Juergen Melzer v 25-Stanislas Wawrinka

20-Bernard Tomic v WC-David Goffin

Q-Jesse Levine v Karol Beck

WC-James Ward v Pablo Andujar

Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo v 10-Mardy Fish

14-Feliciano Lopez v Jarkko Nieminen

Q-Brian Baker v Rui Machado

Matthew Ebden v Benoit Paire

Alex Bogomolov Jr v 22-Alexandr Dolgopolov

27-Philipp Kohlschreiber v WC-Tommy Haas

Q-Juergen Zopp v Malek Jaziri

Lukas Rosol v Ivan Dodig

Thomaz Bellucci v 2-Rafael Nadal

 
 

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