Highlights from the Men’s 2021 Wimbledon Draw

By  //  June 28, 2021

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The draw has taken place for the next tennis grand slam event of the year, which is Wimbledon. After being completely wiped-out last year, this is the first grand slam on grass for two years, and a chance for players to shine on a surface that almost guarantees exciting action.

The men’s event tends to be the one that dominates the headlines, with plenty of big names involved and this year is no different. The draw has taken place, and here is a look at the big names, and who they will play. For those looking to follow the tournament and bet on who will win using the best free bets, understanding the draw is key to giving yourself the best chance of making a profit. 

Who Will the Top Seeds Play? 

Of course, all eyes will be on the top seeds in this event, especially the number one seed Novak Djokovic, who has won five Wimbledon titles. He begins his quest for a sixth title with a match against a British teenager given a wildcard entry into the tournament. 

Djokovic will face Jack Draper in the first round, and while this should be a comfortable success for the world number one, playing any Brit at Wimbledon is a little tougher than playing other players, because of the crowd. 

Daniil Medvedev is the current number two seed, and the Russian has perhaps the toughest start to the tournament for any of the top players. He will face the number 45 ranked Jan-Lennard Struff, who will give him plenty to think about.

Medvedev will be a strong favourite to win this matchup, but it is not the ideal starting point and far tougher than many top seeds have in the opening round of the tournament. 

Federer and Murray Return to Wimbledon

Although no longer top seeds, Roger Federer and Andy Murray are legends of the game, and will of course be hitting the latest sports news headlines, win, lose or draw at the event. 

Andy Murray will play in his home grand slam for the first time since 2017, and has not been given an easy take to open up. He will face the 24th seed in the competition, Nikoloz Basilashvili. These two players have never met before, so there is no head to head comparison but given the struggles that Murray has had with injuries, he looks to have it all to do here. 

Lastly, Roger Federer will go up against Adrian Mannarino in the first round, a match that could test Federer to the limits. We all know the Swiss star is not at the same level we have seen in the past, and his French opponent is a very good player on the grass surface. 

If Federer plays anywhere near the ability we know he has, then he can certainly win this one. However, if he is not up to standard then the Frenchman Mannarino is certainly capable of causing a shock.