Roger Federer faces a tough road to another Wimbledon final after Friday's (June 21) draw threw Rafa Nadal and home favourite Andy Murray into the champion's path and cleared the way for world number one Novak Djokovic.
The third seed could face Spaniard Nadal, seeded only fifth to reflect his current ranking as he works his way back from injury, in what would likely be an epic quarter-final on the grass of southwest London.
Federer and Nadal, the big danger in the draw, played three finals in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
If the Swiss seven-times winner gets through the quarter-final, he faces a potential clash with last year's finalist Murray in the semi-finals.
Nadal, the eight-times French Open winner who suffered a shock second-round defeat in London last year, starts out against Belgian Steve Darcis while Federer's first opponent is Romanian Victor Hanescu.
Second seed Murray's opener is against world number 95 Benjamin Becker, the 31-year-old German he beat in the quarter-finals on his way to victory in the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club last week.
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