Andy Murray Rafael Nadal
Two-time winner Rafael Nadal (left) will begin Wimbledon as the tenth seed, while Andy Murray is third.AFP

Andy Murray will begin his Wimbledon campaign against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan, but faces an extremely tough route to the final in his quest for a second title at SW19.

The draw ensures the earliest Murray can meet world number one Novak Djokovic is in the final on 12 July, but faces the possibility of Jo Wlfried Tsonga in the last 16, Rafael Nadal or David Ferrer in the quarter final and Roger Federer in the semis if he is to get there.

Kukushkin, ranked 58th in the world, lost to Murray in both of their two previous meetings.

Defending champion Djokovic meanwhile faces a tricky challenge in world number 33 Philipp Kohlschreiber in his opener.

Two-time champion Nadal meets Thomaz Bellucci in the first round while Federer opens against Damir Dzumhur.

Djokovic was drawn in the same half of the draw as Stan Wawrinka, while Roger Federer was placed in the bottom half with Murray.

Former champion Lleyton Hewitt, competing in his final Wimbledon, takes on Jarkko Nieminen in his opener.

Murray will begin his campaign on Tuesday (30 June).

In the women's singles, no. 1 seed Serena Williams will begin her campaign against Margarita Gasparyan, while Petra Kvitova will begin the defence of her Wimbledon crown against Kiki Bertens.

Venus Williams will take on fellow American Madison Brengle in her 18th Wimbledon and could meet her sister in round four.

Brit Joanna Konta faces a difficult challenge in advancing to the second round, having been drawn against 2004 champion Maria Sharapova.