Sinner and Alcaraz in same half at Wimbledon; Djokovic, Murray in the draw despite injuries

The draw was made at the All England Club on Friday morning

Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon 2023 Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon 2023 – © Action Plus / Panoramic

Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz, the two men who have dominated tennis in the first half of 2024, are on course for a semi-final clash at Wimbledon after they were put in the same half of the draw on Friday.

Australian Open champion and world No 1 Sinner will begin against Jannick Hanfmann and could face former runner-up Matteo Berrettini in round two. Alcaraz, the defending champion and recently-crowned winner at Roland-Garros, plays Mark Lajal of Estonia.

You can find the full men’s singles draw here

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are both in the draw, despite injury concerns. Second seed Djokovic is back, less than three weeks after having knee surgery following an injury at the French Open, while Murray is included despite serious concerns following back surgery last week.

Djokovic is in the same half as French Open runner-up Alexander Zverev, while Hubert Hurkacz and Alex de Minaur are also in the bottom half. Daniil Medvedev and Casper Ruud join Sinner and Alcaraz in the top half.

Andy Murray

First-round matches we can’t wait to see

Andy Murray v Tomas Machac
Novak Djokovic v Vit Kopriva
Gael Monfils v Adrian Mannarino
Frances Tiafoe v Matteo Arnaldi
Casper Ruud v Alex Bolt
Seb Korda v Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Sinner and Berrettini

Matches we would like to see in week 1

Jannik Sinner v Matteo Berrettini (R2)
Jack Draper v Cam Norrie (R2)
Andy Murray v Hubert Hurkacz (R3)
Carlos Alcaraz v Frances Tiafoe (R3)
Seb Korda v Stefanos Tsitsipas (R3)

Carlos Alcaraz, Wimbledon, 2023

Projected quarter-final line-up

Jannik Sinner (1) v Daniil Medvedev (5)
Carlos Alcaraz (3) v Casper Ruud (8)
Andrey Rublev (6) v Alexander Zverev (4)
Hubert Hurkacz (7) v Novak Djokovic (2)

Jannik Sinner

Sinner’s potential path to the final

1st round: Jannick Hanfmann
2nd round: Matteo Berrettini or Marton Fucsovics
3rd round: Tallon Griekspoor (27)
4th round: Ben Shelton (14)
Quarter-finals: Daniil Medvedev (5)
Semi-finals: Carlos Alcaraz (3)
Final: Novak Djokovic (2)

Novak Djokovic’s projected path to the final

1st round: Vit Kopriva
2nd round: Jacob Fearnley or Alejandro Moro-Canas
3rd round: Tomas Martin Etcheverry (30)
4th round: Holger Rune (15)
Quarter-finals: Hubert Hurkacz (7)
Semi-finals: Alexander Zverev (4)
Final: Jannik Sinner (1)

Carlos Alcaraz at the 2023 Wimbledon Championships

Carlos Alcaraz’s projected path to the final

1st round: Mark Lajal
2nd round: Aleksandar Vukic or Sebastian Ofner
3rd round: Frances Tiafoe (29)
4th round: Ugo Humbert (16)
Quarter-finals: Casper Ruud (8)
Semi-finals: Jannik Sinner (1)
Final: Novak Djokovic (2)

Alexander Zverev Wimbledon 2023 - Antoine Couvercelle / Panoramic

Alexander Zverev’s projected path to the final

1st round: Roberto Carballes Baena
2nd round: Harry Searle or Marcos Giron
3rd round: Jack Draper (28)
4th round: Taylor Fritz (13)
Quarter-finals: Andrey Rublev (6)
Semi-finals: Novak Djokovic (2)
Final: Jannik Sinner (1)

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