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Wimbledon 2016: Full Draw Results, List of Seedings and Brackets

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistJune 24, 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12:  (EDITORIAL USE ONLY - NO COMMERCIAL USEAGE)  Serena Williams of the United States and Novak Djokovic of Serbia pose on stage at the Champions Dinner at the Guild Hall on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 12, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Thomas Lovelock - AELTC Pool/Getty Images)
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Novak Djokovic will play Englishman James Ward in the Wimbledon 2016 opening round. It was confirmed in Friday's draw, while Serena Williams will begin her tournament against a qualifier.

Djokovic and Williams, the top seeds in the men’s and women’s brackets, are seeking to defend their titles at the All England Club. Home-crowd favourite Andy Murray was pitted against Liam Broady in Round 1, and seven-time champion Roger Federer will take on Guido Pella.

In the women’s draw, Williams’ French Open conqueror, Garbine Muguruza, will face Camila Giorgi, while third seed Agnieszka Radwanska will take on Kateryna Kozlova.

Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times posted the two draws in full:

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Complete #Wimbledon men's singles draw (without qualifiers): https://t.co/oqICVxigIU

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Completed women's #Wimbledon  draw, minus the qualifiers. https://t.co/RAaQKtN5c2

Here are the seeds for this year's tournament:

Wimbledon 2016: Seeds
Men's DrawPlayer
1Novak Djokovic
2Andy Murray
3Roger Federer
4Stan Wawrinka
5Kei Nishikori
6Milos Raonic
7Richard Gasquet
8Dominic Thiem
9Marin Cilic
10Tomas Berdych
Women's DrawPlayer
1Serena Williams
2Garbine Muguruza
3Agnieszka Radwanska
4Angelique Kerber
5Simona Halep
6Roberta Vinci
7Belinda Bencic
8Venus Williams
9Madison Keys
10Petra Kvitova
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Djokovic the Man to Beat

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With all four of the Grand Slam titles in his possession, Djokovic is a force of nature in the men’s game at the moment. He seems to be getting better, too.

Earlier this year, the world No. 1 won the French Open in what was his maiden triumph on the clay courts at Roland Garros. At Wimbledon, he’ll be seeking his third title in a row and his 13th Grand Slam overall.

As Bleacher Report UK noted, his recent monopoly on the biggest titles has put Djokovic a long way ahead in the world rankings:

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Novak Djokovic—in a league of his own 🙌🏼 https://t.co/5bLTltNr4J

Murray is the man most likely to halt the Djokovic juggernaut. The Scot is in fine form, overcoming Milos Raonic in the final of the AEGON Championships to win the title for a record fifth time as part of his Wimbledon preparations. And although Djokovic beat Murray at Roland Garros, the Scot is a lot more comfortable on grass.

He’s triumphed against the world No. 1 in the Wimbledon final before, getting over the line in 2013 in dramatic style. Should the two meet again, Murray would at least have those positive memories to call upon.

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 5: Winner Novak Djokovic of Serbia and finalist Andy Murray of Great Britain during the trophy ceremony following the Men's Singles final match on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland-Garros stadium on June 5, 2016 in Paris,
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The second seed has made some extraordinary preparations for the tournament, per ESPN’s Darren Rovell:

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Under Armour says it built an underground grass tennis court for Andy Murray to privately train for Wimbledon https://t.co/NgrShjYA7B

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka is another player who’s always dangerous, and all eyes will also be on his compatriot—Federer. The latter missed the French Open because of injury and has been in inconsistent form ahead of this tournament. But few know better than this pairing what’s required to get the job done on Centre Court.

Muguruza Looking to Cement Edge over Williams

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 04:  Serena Williams of the United states of America congratulates Garbin Muguruza of Spain  after her victory during the women's singles final match on day fourteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 4, 2016 in Paris, F
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The women’s final at the French Open was a fascinating tussle, with the veteran, multichampion Williams going up against the brightest talent around in 22-year-old Muguruza.

The Spaniard lost to the world No. 1 in the final at SW19 last year and seemed a little overawed by what was her first-ever Grand Slam final. However, she excelled in Paris, producing a brilliant performance to overcome Williams and clinch the crown. Now you can bet she’ll be keen for more.

James Gheerbrant of the Times thinks the Spanish starlet can be the dominant influence in the women’s game for a long time:

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Muguruza looks perfectly positioned to be the next dominant player and win a clutch of Slams. But then so have Azarenka, Kvitova & Bouchard.

It’d be foolish to rule out Williams, though. The American may not have triumphed in any of the last three Grand Slam tournaments, but she’s still the most determined competitor in the women’s game. With 21 Grand Slam titles won already, the 34-year-old knows what it takes to secure these illustrious events and remains one of the best clutch players around.

It's impossible to rule Williams out at Wimbledon.
It's impossible to rule Williams out at Wimbledon.Julian Finney/Getty Images

The tournament will also be an important one for British player Johanna Konta. This will be her first Wimbledon since her brilliant run to the semi-finals at this year's Australian Open. Seeded 16th and with the home crowd behind her, she’ll be confident of making a deep run in the competition.

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