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Defending Champ Djokovic Receives Favorable Draw At Wimbledon

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LONDON (AP) -- Defending champion Novak Djokovic was handed a favorable draw for Wimbledon on Friday as the other three 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 Thomas 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 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 he'll play German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round and could face Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt in the second.

Play starts Monday.

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