On Monday, the defending champion Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz of Spain, and home favourite Andy Murray begin their Wimbledon campaign. Hubert Hurkacz, Jannik Sinner, Stan Wawrinka, Reilly Opelka, and Cameron Norrie will all play in the opening round of the grass-court Grand Slam at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Djokovic faces South Korean Soonwoo Kwon in his second match of the tour to open play on Centre Court. The top seed is not only seeking to retain his championship from 2021, but also to win the grass-court major for the fourth time in a row. He would then be on par with the famous American Pete Sampras.
Having not lost at Wimbledon since 2017, Djokovic will take the court to face Kwon. The World No. 3 may not have played a competitive match since losing to Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros on May 31, but Kwon has only played two matches since suffering opening-round losses in tournaments on the ATP Challenger Tour held in Surbiton and ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Djokovic will aim for a quick start as he attempts to improve his record in Wimbledon first-round matches to 17-0, with the extra incentive of capturing his 21st Grand Slam championship to move within one of record-holder Rafael Nadal's 22 major triumphs.