The Wimbledon 2014 tennis major schedule and draw starts up on Monday, June 23 from the All England Club as the ATP Tour hits the next Grand Slam tournament after the French Open and the seeds and full bracket draw was released Friday ahead of the weekend and the tournament has names like Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova looking to win, while Andy Murray comes in as the defending champion.
Djokovic and Serena Williams are the number one seeds at the tournament, which always has some interesting draw sets, while Murray was bumped up as the defending champion. Djokovic won this tournament in 2011 and is ranked number two in the world behind Nadal, but he now is the number one here and Djokovic and Murray can end up playing against each other in the draw. Murray got an easy road compared to Nadal and he will play against David Goffin, while Nadal will have to deal with a tougher road.
Murray will be going up against David Ferrer or Grigor Dimitrov if they make it into the quarters and he could face Djokovic in the semis, which was the matchup in the finals last time around. Nadal has a tough road and he will play against Martin Klizan and then could match up with Ivo Karlovic in the third round and then possibly Milos Raonic in the quarters and that will make this very hard for him after playing in France. Nadal and Federer are on the same side of the draw and everyone will be looking for that matchup.
Nadal and Sharapova come in after winning the French Open and they both are looking strong coming into Wimbledon, but the quick pick up on grass after playing on clay for so long can be a tough transition. Nadal has been beaten early here before and that is partly because he has won five straight titles at Roland Garros and now he will try and avoid the upset again. The two grass tournaments before the major had Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov win coming into Wimbledon and Federer could have a nice boost, as he has played very well on grass in his career and here as well.
The next major on the schedule after Wimbledon has the US Open and that begins near the end of August in Queens and that has Nadal as the defending champion as well.