Brit Watch at Wimbledon – Men’s Draw

Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Bashilashvili

A first singles match at Wimbledon for Murray since 2017 when the Brit lost to Sam Querrey in the quarter finals and sadly limped off court.

Nikoloz is in good form having made the final four in Halle lately and with two titles to his name this year.

You can read more on this match-up below…

Liam Broady vs Marco Cecchinato

A good chance for Liam? I certainly think so!

Marco does most of his winning o the clay courts and has won just two career matches on grass but never at Wimbledon. He boasts an unusual record of being winless in 12 appearances at the other three majors but has won 9 matches in Paris.

Liam has played well on the grass, he won against Tiafoe in Eastbourne but lost to De Minaur in the next round. Over the last year or so he has gone from 243 and gradually up to 144 in the world at the moment despite the break because of the pandemic.

Jay Clarke vs Egor Gerasimov

I do think it will be another good chance for a British player to progress to the second round. There is a difference of 160 in the ranking between Jay and Egor but I’m not totally convinced by the Bulgarian.

Since returning from Paris the Brit has played against and with some really good players. He has lost to Anderson and Gasquet and teamed up with Kokkinakis in doubles.

A tough one to call, it will be Egor’s Wimbledon debut having never won a qualifying match in three previous appearances.

Jack Draper vs Novak Djokovic

Well, what an experience this will be for Jack Draper!

Centre Court on Monday at 1pm vs Novak Djokovic the defending champion, the man chasing history. Jack impressed me down in London a week ago winning four consecutive tie-breaks to see off Jannik Sinner and Alexander Bublik before falling 3-6 3-6 to Cam Norrie.

Djokovic once again surprised us with his plans for Wimbledon playing doubles in Mallorca with Gomez Herrera who got injured after their semi-final win.

Imagine the upset… it would be the biggest in recent tennis history but Djokovic is after his own bit of history!

Dan Evans vs Feliciano Lopez

Dan first played at Wimbledon back in 2009, including appearances in qualifying it will be his tenth appearance down at SW19 against a man who is making his 77th consecutive Grand Slam appearance which is quite phenomenal. The last time Feliciano Lopez missed a major was Australian Open in 2002.

Feli is a three time quarter finalist firstly back in 2005, 2008 and 2011. This will be a fun match, flair and entertainment from both players but who will come out on top?

From a form perspective you would say Dan but Fell has the ability to use an occasion to spur himself on and take time away from his opponent.

A tough one to call…

Cam Norrie vs Lucas Pouille

Cam is the form Brit right now and the only British male in the bottom half of the draw, all of the names above are in the top half of the draw.

Runner-up in Estoril and Lyon, third round in Paris and runner-up at Queens Club. We have seen the Brit in fine form this year winning 20 of his last 26 matches on the tour coming into London.

A tough opponent to face in round one in Lucas Pouille who was number 10 in the world a few years back. Lucas made the quarter finals a few years back but injury has halted his progress playing just a handful of matches since the beginning of last year.

Could Cam continue his good form? If so he has a tricky obstacle to hurdle first up!

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