The Wimbledon first round on Monday 25 June starts with a big bang. World No.1 and defending champion Serbian Novak Djokovic opens the Wimbledon with the first match of the first round against 38th seeded Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero on the Centre Court at All England Club, London.
|Defending Champion Djokovic plays against Ferrero on the first day the first match of Round-1 25 June|
Djokovic, who missed completing his four Grand Slma titles at Roland Garros and also from making history for being the third man in the tennis history to have held the four Grand Slams at the same time. Last time someone had the record was 43 years ago in 1969 when Australian Rod Laver had had all four titles with him. Before him, Don Budge won all four men's singles Majors in 1938. But unfortunately Rafael Nadal made history instead by becoming the first player ever to have win the Roland Garros seven times.
So Djokovic starts afresh and plays Ferrero on the green grass of London after the red clay of Paris.
Both players have met twice before and each winning once. Ferrero beat the Serbian at ATP Umaq in the second round in 2005 in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. While Djokovic beat the Spaniard in ATP Madrid 2007 in the third round 6-3 2-6 6-4.
In the last ten matches, Djokovic has lost twice at Rome and French Open, both times at the hands of Nadal. Ferrero has had abad start this year as he has lost six of his ten matches. The last time he lost was at french Open recently at the hands of M Clic.
Djokovic is the defending champion and should sail thrugh to all round matches and reach the semis, when the going may go tough.
The match is scheduled for Monday 25 June 2012 on the Centre Court at 12:00 GMT.
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