23 Jun 2012

Federer vs Djokovic likely again, Murray vs Nadal

3:49 pm on 23 June 2012

The Swiss tennis great Roger Federer is once again on track for a semi-final showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic, this time at next week's Wimbledon tournament.

Federer's on the same side of the draw as the defending champion - and if he's to join his hero Pete Sampras on a record seven Wimbledon titles, the 30-year-old's likely going to have to navigate past Djokovic, the defending champion, and the in-form Rafael Nadal.

The recent French Open champion Spaniard's in line for a semi against Scottish fourth seed Andy Murray.

Federer begins with a match against Spain's Albert Ramos, Djokovic faces a former No.1 in Juan Carlos Ferrero, another Spaniard, while Nadal meets Thomaz Belluci of Brazil first up and Murray lines up against Russian Nicolai Davydenko.

Murray's got a horrible draw with several giants standing in his way en route to a likely semi against Nadal - Croatia's Ivo Karlovic, South African Kevin Anderson and Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina all tower over the 1.9-metre Murray with Karlovic the tallest at 2.08 metres.