Federer to start against Lajovic, Williams v Rus

Tennis - ATP - Halle Open Finals - Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany - June 24, 2018 Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during the final against Croatia's Borna Coric REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler

LONDON- Defending Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will be going up against Serbian world number 57 Dusan Lajovic in his first round match on July 08 and seeded, eight time champion Serena Williams will face Dutch player Arantxa Rus in her first round match.

Federer who lost his first final at Gerber final in Germany will be going after a recording breaking ninth title at this year tournament.

Serena Williams has been seen to be handed a easy draw, facing 107th ranked Rus, the 36 year old is seeded number one has only played a couple of matches this year after giving birth.

Defending Wimbledon champion Gabrine Maguruza will face Britian’s Naomi Broady who will be playing in front on her hometown crowd.

Long standing British favorite Andy Murray who was a doubt for the tournament will face Frenchman Benoit Paire and Murray is unseeded after a long injury break.

The most mouth-watering match will be third seed Grigor Dimitrov will face three time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka who like Murray is unseeded after an injury break.

World number one Simona Halep will face Japan’s Kurumi Nara in the first round.

Photo Credit- in.reuters.com

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