Wimbledon 2013 Mens First Round Draw

Wimbledon 2013 DrawThe 2013 Wimbledon draw has just been made today (full draw below). Andy Murray has been drawn against world number 95  Benjamin Becker in the first round and in the same half of the draw as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

The big talk before the draw was where would Nadal be drawn, the Spaniard was only seeded 5 after missing almost 8 months through injury. It would be in the same quarter as third seed Roger Federer, meaning a potential quarter final match up – if it happens will potentially be the greatest ever quarter final – not since their epic 2008 final have Federer and Nadal played each other at Wimbledon.

With Federer, Nadal & Murray all in the bottom half of the draw, that leaves Novak Djokovic sitting pretty at the top of the draw, with 4th seed David Ferrer his potential semi finalist. His quarter though does have former finalist Tomas Berdych, he surprsied Roger Federer in the QF in 2010 and could well do the same to Djokovic this year.

Nadal will open his campaign against Belgian Steve Darcis in the first round, Roger Federer will open play on Monday against Victor Hanescu and Novak Djokovic will begin his campaign on Tuesday against Florian Mayer.

The British number two James Ward will play Yen-Hsun Lu and if wins could meet Andy Murray in the second round. The only other Brit in the draw, wildcard Kyle Edmund on his debut at Wimbledon will face 24th seed Jerzy Janowicz.

2013 Wimbledon – 1st round – First Quarter
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB)
vs
Florian Mayer (GER)
(Q) Bobby Reynolds (USA)
vs
(W) Steve Johnson (USA)
Blaz Kavcic (SLO)
vs
(Q) Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)
Ryan Harrison (USA)
vs
[28] Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
[19] Gilles Simon (FRA)
vs
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Ricardas Berankis (LTU)
vs
Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)
(Q) Wayne Odesnik (USA)
vs
(Q) Jimmy Wang (TPE)
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
vs
[13] Tommy Haas (GER)
[9] Richard Gasquet (FRA)
vs
Marcel Granollers (ESP)
Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)
vs
(Q) Go Soeda (JPN)
James Blake (USA)
vs
Thiemo De Bakker (NED)
Bernard Tomic (AUS)
vs
[21] Sam Querrey (USA)
[27] Kevin Anderson (RSA)
vs
(L) Olivier Rochus (BEL)
Philipp Petzschner (GER)
vs
(Q) Michal Przysiezny (POL)
Daniel Brands (GER)
vs
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
Martin Klizan (SVK)
vs
[7] Tomas Berdych (CZE)
2013 Wimbledon – 1st round – Second Quarter
[4] David Ferrer (ESP)
vs
Martin Alund (ARG)
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
vs
(Q) Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
vs
Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Gastao Elias (POR)
vs
[26] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
[17] Milos Raonic (CAN)
vs
Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
(Q) Alex Kuznetsov (USA)
vs
Igor Sijsling (NED)
(Q) James Duckworth (AUS)
vs
(Q) Denis Kudla (USA)
Ivan Dodig (CRO)
vs
[16] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
[12] Kei Nishikori (JPN)
vs
(W) Matthew Ebden (AUS)
Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
vs
Aljaz Bedene (SLO)
Michael Llodra (FRA)
vs
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)
Denis Istomin (UZB)
vs
[23] Andreas Seppi (ITA)
[29] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
vs
Simone Bolelli (ITA)
Grega Zemlja (SLO)
vs
Michael Russell (USA)
Guido Pella (ARG)
vs
Jesse Levine (CAN)
Albert Ramos (ESP)
vs
[8] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
2013 Wimbledon – 1st round – Third Quarter
[5] Rafael Nadal (ESP)
vs
Steve Darcis (BEL)
Lukasz Kubot (POL)
vs
Igor Andreev (RUS)
(Q) Stephane Robert (FRA)
vs
Alejandro Falla (COL)
Adrian Ungur (ROU)
vs
[25] Benoit Paire (FRA)
[18] John Isner (USA)
vs
Evgeny Donskoy (RUS)
Pablo Andujar (ESP)
vs
Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
(Q) Dustin Brown (GER)
vs
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
vs
[11] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
[15] Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
vs
Jurgen Zopp (EST)
Marinko Matosevic (AUS)
vs
Guillaume Rufin (FRA)
Radek Stepanek (CZE)
vs
(Q) Matt Reid (AUS)
(W) Kyle Edmund (GBR)
vs
[24] Jerzy Janowicz (POL)
[30] Fabio Fognini (ITA)
vs
Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
(Q) Julian Reister (GER)
vs
Lukas Rosol (CZE)
Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA)
vs
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
Victor Hanescu (ROU)
vs
[3] Roger Federer (SUI)
2013 Wimbledon – 1st round – Fourth Quarter
[6] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
vs
David Goffin (BEL)
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
vs
Ernests Gulbis (LAT)
Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
vs
Xavier Malisse (BEL)
Tobias Kamke (GER)
vs
[31] Julien Benneteau (FRA)
[22] Juan Monaco (ARG)
vs
(Q) Bastian Knittel (GER)
Lukas Lacko (SVK)
vs
Rajeev Ram (USA)
Kenny De Schepper (FRA)
vs
Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
vs
[10] Marin Cilic (CRO)
[14] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
vs
Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS)
vs
Albert Montanes (ESP)
(Q) Marc Gicquel (FRA)
vs
Vasek Pospisil (CAN)
Robin Haase (NED)
vs
[20] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
[32] Tommy Robredo (ESP)
vs
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS)
(W) Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
vs
Jan Hajek (CZE)
(W) James Ward (GBR)
vs
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Benjamin Becker (GER)
vs
[2] Andy Murray (GBR)