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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperSports / TennisSoccerBasketballVolleyballTennisGolfTrack & FieldSwimmingMotorChinaStarsEditors Pick:Brazil World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto diesLippi to be coach of Chinas national team: reportRio 2016 Olympic GamesSilk Way RallyKobe BryantJust in:China beats Germany 7-4 in mens curling Olympic qualification10:31Gremio facing uphill battle in FIFA Club World Cup: coach10:12Spanish coach Lillo parts ways with Atletico Nacional09:59Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in UEFA Champions League09:23Guoan swoops for Lucas08:41NBAs Shoemaker ending China stint08:41Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics07:58David Shoemaker to step down after seven years as NBA China CEO14:46Former Jiangsu Suning striker Jo voted best player in Brazil10:42Paraguay part ways with coach Arce10:28new srcMarquee(“ScrollMe”,0,1,808,30,30,3000,3000,30)Djokovic avoids Federer, Murray, Nadal in Wimbledon draw(Agencies) Updated:2015-06-26 19:16Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallLONDON – Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis “Big Four” were all placed on the opposite side.Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal were all placed in a tougher bottom half of the draw that also includes former finalist Tomas Berdych and former semifinalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. That left Djokovic facing a possible semifinal against Stan Wawrinka, the man who beat him in the French Open final.Two-time champion Nadal _ seeded only No. 10 this year _ could face 2013 winner Murray in the quarterfinals, with seven-time champion Federer possibly awaiting the winner in the semifinals.Djokovic does face a potentially tricky start of the tournament, though, as hell play German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round and could face Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt in the second.In the womens tournament, top-ranked Serena Williams could face sister Venus in the fourth round, Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals and Maria Sharapova in the semis in a tough upper half of the draw.Williams, who is halfway toward a calendar-year Grand Slam, opens play against Margarita Gasparyan of Russia. Defending champion Petra Kvitova is in the other half, and could face last years runner-up Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the quarterfinals.Murray was given one of the toughest possible draws as he tries to win the tournament for a second time, with the home favorite potentially facing Tsonga in the fourth round, Nadal in the quarters, Federer in the semis and Djokovic in the final.Federer will start his quest for a record eighth title against Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina and could face Berdych in the quarterfinals.8.03KRelated StoriesAustralian tennis star Kyrgios splits from coach less than one week from WimbledonSerena focused on wimbledonFederer clings to Wimbledon lifelineWimbledon singles champs to receive about $3 millionSelfie sticks banned at WimbledonPhotoPyeongchang Winter Olympics torch relay kicks offTokyo marks 1,000 days until 2020 Olympic GamesFed Express eclipses his old foe Rafa againChinese sprinter Su Bingtian and wife hold wedding ceremony in hometownLi Na tastes local delicacy during WTA Wuhan OpenPlayer party held for 2017 WTA Wuhan OpenMost PopularWhats HotNBA China to invest 10m in public basketball courts in ChinaHighlightsGasol to use Worlds failure as basis for European success for SpainChina beats Cameroon 1-0 to reach World Cup quartersColombia beat Brazil in 1-0 Copa America winAguero header gives Argentina win over UruguaySpecialLi Na retires from tennis17th Asian GamesUS OpenNanjing Youth Olympics…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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