British gamers keep away from seeds at Wimbledon as Murray and Raducanu battle accidents
Remarkably, of the 17 British representatives within the males’s and girls’s singles, not one drew a seeded participant within the first spherical.
Tenth seed Raducanu, who’s hopeful of overcoming a aspect pressure in time, faces one of many trickier attracts in opposition to skilled Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck in what may very well be her Centre Courtroom debut.
British hopes at Wimbledon might be excessive after an encouraging draw for the house gamers led by Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray.
The 19-year-old has the potential of an all-British conflict within the second spherical in opposition to wild card Yuriko Miyazaki, who faces a troublesome take a look at in opposition to France’s Caroline Garcia.
Raducanu is seeded to fulfill former quarter-finalist Madison Keys within the third spherical and Australian Open runner-up Danielle Collins within the final 16.
Murray is unseeded and battling an stomach pressure however prevented the large names, drawing Australian James Duckworth in spherical one, with twentieth seed John Isner a possible second-round opponent.
The returning Serena Williams additionally prevented the seeds, drawing 113th-ranked Frenchwoman Concord Tan for what might be her first singles match since struggling a hamstring harm within the first spherical final 12 months.
Within the absence of defending champion Ashleigh Barty, who retired earlier this 12 months, prime seed Iga Swiatek has been given the honour of opening play on Centre Courtroom on Tuesday.
The French Open champion, who performs Croatian Jana Fett first up, has been most well-liked to 2019 winner Simona Halep, who missed out final 12 months by harm, and 2021 runner-up Karolina Pliskova.
Romanian sixteenth seed Halep was handed one of many harder first-round attracts in opposition to Czech Karolina Muchova.
Ninth seed Cameron Norrie, who’s bidding to achieve the fourth spherical at a grand slam for the primary time, will open in opposition to Spanish veteran Pablo Andujar, though former semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov can be a difficult third-round opponent.
Britain’s third singles seed, quantity 28 Dan Evans, drew Australian qualifier Jason Kubler.
Nick Kyrgios, extensively perceived as probably the most harmful unseeded participant within the draw, is a first-round opponent for Britain’s Paul Jubb and a possible third-round opponent for fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.
High seed Novak Djokovic begins his quest for a seventh Wimbledon title and fourth in a row in opposition to South Korea’s Kwon Quickly-woo whereas second seed Rafael Nadal, who’s making his first look since 2019, takes on Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo.
With grass-court pedigree not counting in the direction of seeding, French Open runner-up Casper Ruud is seeded third, Tsitsipas fourth and Carlos Alcaraz fifth regardless of all nonetheless making an attempt to familiarize yourself with the floor.