Liam Broady
Liam Broady is currently the British number six and was handed a wildcard entry into this year's championships Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Andy Murray has been drawn against fellow Briton and wildcard qualifier Liam Broady in the draw for the first round of this summer's Wimbledon Championships. The beaten French Open finalist, who three years ago became the first homegrown men's champion at SW19 since Fred Perry in 1936, recently reunited with former coach Ivan Lendl and began the grass court season by winning an unprecedented fifth Aegon Championship title with victory over Milos Raonic at Queen's Club.

Providing he does not suffer a shock defeat to an opponent currently ranked 234th in the world, Murray's potential path to the final would likely include a tricky fourth-round meeting with Australian Nick Kyrgios and a possible quarter-final match against Richard Gasquet. Murray beat the Frenchman in the quarters at Roland Garros in May. He could face Stan Wawrinka in the semis and once again go up against long-time rival Novak Djokovic in search of a third Grand Slam title. As second seed he cannot face the Serbian or Roger Federer until the final.

Speaking of Djokovic, the favourite begins his quest for a third consecutive Wimbledon title and a third major championship triumph of the year against Britain's James Ward. His possible route includes contests against Sam Querrey, David Ferrer, Raonic and Federer. The latter opens against Argentine Guido Pella.

Elsewhere for the home contingent, Aljaz Bedene takes on Gasquet and Kyle Edmund plays Adrian Mannarino. If he comes through that unscathed, then a second-round tie against Djokovic will surely await. Alex Ward has been drawn against David Goffin, Brydan Klein challenges Nicolas Mahut and Dan Evans goes head-to-head with Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff.

In the women's draw, Johanna Konta plays world number 43 Monica Puig and Heather Watson faces Annika Beck. Laura Robson, returning from injury, faces a very tough match against current Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber, Tara Moore has drawn Alison Van Uytvanck and Katie Swan takes on Timea Babos. Naomi Broady has been paired with Elina Svitolina. Serena Williams begins her latest defence against an unconfirmed qualifier.