DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB  vs KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN vs HEWITT, Lleyton AUS (WC) HERBERT, Pierre-Hugues FRA (Q) vs CHUNG, Hyeon KOR STRUFF, Jan-Lennard GER vs TOMIC, Bernard AUS  MAYER, Leonardo ARG  vs KOKKINAKIS, Thanasi AUS TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB vs GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP ILHAN, Marsel TUR vs JANOWICZ, Jerzy POL POUILLE, Lucas FRA vs ANDERSON, Kevin RSA  CILIC, Marin CRO  vs MORIYA, Hiroki JPN (Q) HAIDER-MAURER, Andreas AUT vs BERANKIS, Ricardas LTU EBDEN, Matthew AUS (WC) vs ROLA, Blaz SLO SOEDA, Go JPN vs ISNER, John USA  CUEVAS, Pablo URU  vs KUDLA, Denis USA (WC) GABASHVILI, Teymuraz RUS vs ZVEREV, Alexander GER SOUZA, Joao BRA vs GIRALDO, Santiago COL BOLELLI, Simone ITA vs NISHIKORI, Kei JPN  WAWRINKA, Stan SUI  vs SOUSA, Joao POR ESTRELLA BURGOS, Victor DOM vs BECKER, Benjamin GER KLIZAN, Martin SVK vs VERDASCO, Fernando ESP SELA, Dudi ISR vs THIEM, Dominic AUT  ROBREDO, Tommy ESP  vs MILLMAN, John AUS (Q) YOUNG, Donald USA vs BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP BROADY, Liam GBR (WC) vs MATOSEVIC, Marinko AUS ZEBALLOS, Horacio ARG (Q) vs GOFFIN, David BEL  DIMITROV, Grigor BUL  vs DELBONIS, Federico ARG LACKO, Lukas SVK vs JOHNSON, Steve USA DE SCHEPPER, Kenny FRA (Q) vs SMITH, John-Patrick AUS (Q) SAVILLE, Luke AUS (Q) vs GASQUET, Richard FRA  KYRGIOS, Nick AUS  vs SCHWARTZMAN, Diego ARG MONACO, Juan ARG vs MAYER, Florian GER LAJOVIC, Dusan SRB vs HAAS, Tommy GER GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP vs RAONIC, Milos CAN  FERRER, David ESP  vs WARD, James GBR (WC) VESELY, Jiri CZE vs LORENZI, Paolo ITA POSPISIL, Vasek CAN vs MILLOT, Vincent FRA (Q) SMYCZEK, Tim USA vs FOGNINI, Fabio ITA  TROICKI, Viktor SRB  vs NEDOVYESOV, Aleksandr KAZ (Q) STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs BEDENE, Aljaz GBR BROWN, Dustin GER (Q) vs LU, Yen-Hsun TPE BELLUCCI, Thomaz BRA vs NADAL, Rafael ESP  TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA  vs MULLER, Gilles LUX ISTOMIN, Denis UZB vs RAMOS-VINOLAS, Albert ESP DOLGOPOLOV, Alexandr UKR vs EDMUND, Kyle GBR (WC) YMER, Elias SWE (Q) vs KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO  SEPPI, Andreas ITA  vs KLEIN, Brydan GBR (WC) STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR vs CORIC, Borna CRO HAASE, Robin NED vs FALLA, Alejandro COL (Q) KUKUSHKIN, Mikhail KAZ vs MURRAY, Andy GBR  BERDYCH, Tomas CZE  vs CHARDY, Jeremy FRA KRAJINOVIC, Filip SRB vs MAHUT, Nicolas FRA (WC) GULBIS, Ernests LAT vs ROSOL, Lukas CZE ANDUJAR, Pablo ESP vs GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP  MONFILS, Gael FRA  vs CARRENO BUSTA, Pablo ESP MANNARINO, Adrian FRA vs BERRER, Michael GER (Q) SUGITA, Yuichi JPN (Q) vs KAVCIC, Blaz SLO ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs SIMON, Gilles FRA  LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP  vs DARCIS, Steve BEL BASILASHVILI, Nikoloz GEO (Q) vs BAGNIS, Facundo ARG PAIRE, Benoit FRA vs YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS BEMELMANS, Ruben BEL vs BAUTISTA AGUT, Roberto ESP  SOCK, Jack USA  vs GROTH, Sam AUS JAZIRI, Malek TUN vs DUCKWORTH, James AUS QUERREY, Sam USA vs SIJSLING, Igor NED (Q) DZUMHUR, Damir BIH vs FEDERER, Roger SUI 
The draw is out and while Federer got Murray in his half, he has no Nadal to contend with in his quarter. That misfortune fell to Murray who will meet Nadal in the quarterfinals if they both progress that far. I for one hope that match happens. Murray has a poor record against Nadal in slams and it would be a good opportunity for him to improve on that. If you look at Nadal’s quarter it is not that tough if he gets through the first couple of rounds. Murray has some potential stumbling blocks in Tsonga, Karlovic, Muller, and Dolgopolov.
- Bottom Half
The dream is aliveMurray has the toughest draw of the big four. Federer’s draw isn’t a cakewalk either. His first four rounds shouldn’t be much of a problem, but then he could play Berdych. Not that Berdych is that big a threat, but he has beaten Federer at Wimbledon before. In the semis, it looks like Murray or Nadal. Both would be very difficult opponents for him. I don’t think Nadal is getting that far but with him I guess you never know. Anyway, Murray would be very tough with the form he’s been in.
In the top half, Djokovic has a tough first round with Kohlschreiber after three weeks off. If he survives that then he should make quarterfinals where Isner could be difficult. Who knows who will come through in Stan’s quarter. It’s probably between Stan, Kyrgios, and Raonic. In the end, you’d think Djokovic will probably make the final, but my stance on draws is that they are almost entirely meaningless. They are hardly worth a post. It’s just a rough framework of what could happen, and I don’t like speculation.
- Top Half
Murray to conquer London again?
I think Federer has a good draw, despite the fact that he got Murray. I think this is also his last realistic chance of winning a slam. It’s now or say goodbye to bel18ve forever. Personally, I don’t care whether he wins it or not. It would be a great story if he can do it no doubt, but I don’t expect it and it won’t bother me in the least if it doesn’t happen. Fedal have won enough. Djokovic already buried Nadal at the French and Murray could do the same to Federer at Wimbledon. I wouldn’t mind another Djokoray final at all. Murray has dominated the rivalry on grass but they’ve only had two meetings on the surface, and I think Djokovic was tired in the 2013 final after a very difficult match with Del Potro in the semis. He looked tired in the final and if they met in the final again this year I think it would be a much closer encounter. I think Djokovic is ready to defend his title too. He got a tough first round but if he gets past that I like his chances.
- Final Thoughts
Djokovic played the Boodles event as a warm-upI read an article where I was quite impressed with his mindset after the tough French Open loss. He says that it didn’t take long to get over the loss because it’s happened so many times and the way Stan and the crowd acted afterward helped him. Also that the time at home did him good. He also said having Becker for grass helps a lot and that Becker makes him volley a lot. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of damage his improved serve does on grass, as well as his volleys. But first he has a difficult first round to deal with… The is in your court.