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June 28, 2022
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Wimbledon 2022: Novak to open title defence against Soonwoo Kwon

Gentlemen’s singles draw has been made for Wimbledon, the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.

The third Grand Slam of the season, the only grass court Major event, will be held from June 27 to July 10, at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

128 players will be playing for The Championships trophy.

In his 17th appearance at Wimbledon, Novak will open title defence against world no.75 Soonwoo Kwon (KOR, 1-0 H2H) on Monday at 13:00 local time / 14:00 CET.

The top seed and six-time champion might face the winner of the match between Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) – Kamil Majchrzak (POL) in the second round.

Novak’s potential opponents in the later stages of the tournament:

Third round: Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB, 25), Laslo Djere (SRB), John Millman (AUS)
Fourth round: Reilly Opelka (USA, 15), Benoit Paire (FRA)
Quarter-finals: Carlos Alcaraz (ESP, 5), Jannik Sinner (ITA, 10), John Isner (USA, 20)
Semi-finals: Casper Ruud (NOR, 3), Hubert Hurkacz (POL, 7), Cameron Norrie (GBR, 9)

Finals: Rafael Nadal (ESP, 2), Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 4), Matteo Berrettini (ITA, 8)

Nole won his sixth Championships Cup in 2021, beating Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the final.

The world no.3 is looking to win his second trophy in 2022 after triumphing at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, an ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Rome.

* The 2022 edition will be held without points after organisers decided to ban Russian and Belarussian players from participating following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Novak lost the 2,000 points he earned at the 2021 Wimbledon and the Serbian star is among many players who are affected and dropped down the rankings due to the decision.

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