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Wimbledon: Angelique Kerber catches a tricky start – Jan-Lennard Struff meets Carlos Alcaraz

The other German women, on the other hand, caught comparatively feasible opening opponents.

Jule Niemeier faces Xiyu Wang (China) in round one. Tatjana Maria has to compete with the Australian qualifier Astra Sharma.

Debutante Nastasja Schunk, who was the only German woman to qualify, meets Mihaela Buzărnescu (Romania).

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Tamara Korpatsch’s first opponent is local hero Heather Watson (Great Britain).

Struff started against Alcaraz – Otte set

The men start with a German duel: Oscar Otte, in the absence of the injured Olympic champion Alexander Zverev the German number one in Wimbledon, meets Peter Gojowczyk. Kerber (No. 15) and Otte (No. 32) are the only seeded pros from Germany at the classic lawn in London’s southwest.

Due to the cancellation of Frenchman Gaël Monfils, the man from Cologne will move up to 32nd place from Monday and is thus seeded in Wimbledon for the first time in his career in a Grand Slam tournament.

Probably the most difficult task from a German point of view was Jan-Lennard Struff. The 32-year-old plays in round one against the Spanish shooting star Carlos Alcaraz (No. 5).

A total of 13 German players (6 women, 7 men) are at Wimbledon.

Wawrinka meets Sinner, Djokovic against Nadal only possible in the final

The draw on Friday gives hope for spectacular encounters in Wimbledon.

The three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) has to deal with youngster Jannik Sinner (Italy/No. 10) right at the start.

Incidentally, the two top stars Rafael Nadal (No. 2) and Novak Djokovic (No. 1) could only meet in a possible final. However, the Serbs are already threatened with a duel with high-flyers Alcaraz in the quarter-finals.

At the start Djokovic meets the South Korean Soonwoo Kwon, Nadal’s opponent in round one is Francisco Cerúndolo (Argentina).

The draw at a glance:

Angelique Kerber (Nr. 15) – Kristina Mladenovic (France)

Andrea Petkovic – Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland)

Jule Niemeier – Wang Xiyu (China)

Tatjana Maria – Astra Sharma (Australia)

Tamara Korpatsch – Heather Watson (UK)

Nastasja Schunk – Mihaela Buzarnescu (Romania)

Oscar Otte Peter Gojowczyk

Jan-Lennard Struff – Carlos Alcaraz (Spanish/Nr. 5)

Daniel Altmaier – Michael Ymer (Sweden)

Dominik Koepfer – Daniel Elahi Galan (Columbian)

Nicola Kuhn –Brandon Nakashima (USA)

Maximilian Marterer – Aljaz Bedene (Slovenia)

Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) – Jannik Sinner (Italy/No. 10)

Rafael Nadal (Spain/Nr. 2) – Francisco Cerúndolo (Argentinien)

Novak Djokovic (Serbia/No. 1) – Soonwoo Kwon (South Korea)

Serena Williams (USA) – Harmony Tan (France)

Iga Swiatek (Poland / No. 1) – Jana Fett (Croatia)

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