• Wimbledon Championships

Murray to start Wimbledon bid against Davydenko

ESPN staff
June 22, 2012

Andy Murray will begin his quest for a first Wimbledon title against Nikolay Davydenko, with Rafael Nadal a potential semi-final opponent.

Top seed Novak Djokovic, who is in the same half of the draw as Roger Federer, has been drawn against former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Six-time Wimbledon champion Federer is up against Albert Ramos, while Nadal plays little known Brazilian Thomaz Belluci.

The Wimbledon Championships commence on June 25, with Murray facing a potentially tricky first-round encounter against former world No. 3 Davydenko, who is currently ranked No. 47, on Tuesday.

Should the British No. 1, who has lost all three of his Wimbledon tune-up matches, make it through to the semi-finals, Nadal could lie in wait; the Spaniard beat the Scot at the same stage in each of the last two years.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga meets 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt, while Briton Jamie Baker has a tie with three-time runner-up Andy Roddick to negotiate. Fellow British wild card Oliver Golding faces Russian Igor Andreev, ranked 92, and British No. 2 Jamie Goodall takes on world No. 119 Grega Zemlja.

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