London - Defending champion Novak Djokovic and seven-time winner Roger Federer
were on Friday drawn to meet in the semi-finals of this year's
Wimbledon which starts on Monday.
World number one Djokovic, who
is bidding to take another step closer to the first calendar Grand Slam
since 1969, has defeated Federer in the last two finals at the All
The draw means that second seed Andy Murray, the
2013 champion, was lined up for a semi-final against fourth seeded Stan
Three-time champion Djokovic completed the career Grand
Slam with victory at the French Open earlier this month and now holds
all four majors.
It was his 12th career major and made him the
first man since Jim Courier in 1992 to win the Australian and French
Opens in the same year.
The 29-year-old Serb begins his Wimbledon
campaign against British wild card James Ward and could meet big-serving
Canadian Milos Raonic in the last-eight.
Murray takes on
compatriot Liam Broady in the first round with a potential clash against
Australia's Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round.
Frenchman Richard Gasquet is a possible quarter-final rival.
Federer, seeded three but enduring an injury-hit season, starts against Argentina's Guido Pella, ranked 51 in the world.
The 34-year-old Swiss, the holder of a record 17 majors, could face Japan's Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals.
If seedings play out, Wawrinka would come up against in-form Dominic Thiem of Austria for a place in the last-four.
women's champion Serena Williams, chasing a seventh Wimbledon title to
equal Steffi Graf's Open era record of 22 majors, was drawn to face
Polish third seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the last-four.
Radwanska made the final in 2012.
Open champion Garbine Muguruza, who beat Williams in the Roland Garros
final but lost to the American in the Wimbledon championship match in
2015, could face Australian Open winner Angelique Kerber in the
Spanish star Muguruza begins against Italy's Camila Giorgi.
The women's draw held out the tantalising prospect of an all-Williams final with sister Venus in the opposite half of the draw.
36 and a five-time champion, is seeded to face Muguruza in the
last-eight while Serena could come up against Italy's Roberta Vinci who
dumped her out of the US Open semi-finals in 2015.
In other potential quarter-finals, Radwanska could meet Belinda Bencic while Kerber was drawn to face Simona Halep.
starts against 27-year-old Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic, the world
number 150, and will face either fellow American Christina McHale or
Slovak veteran Daniela Hantuchova in the second round.
Two-time champion Petra Kvitova meets Romania's Sorana Cirstea in her opener.
British number one Johanna Konta, the first home seed in the women's draw since 1984, takes on Monica Puig in the first round.