Wimbledon 2017: Top 10 seeds (Men's Singles)

However, Venus Williams has won Wimbledon five times (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008), which helps explain why she is the +1200 fourth choice to win her sixth title even though she is now ranked 11th in the world. Murray enters this tournament with one grass court match under his belt but did reach the semifinals of the French Open.

Round two could see him play Dustin Brown, who knocked Rafa Nadal out two years ago, and progress to the third round may see him face Fabio Fognini.

Twelve months after shutting down his season in the wake of a devastating semi-final defeat, Swiss maestro Roger Federer will once again go into the Wimbledon 2017 as favourites.

Rafael Nadal is adamant that he will not be discouraged by the memory of recent Wimbledon woes as he prepares to follow up his landmark 10th French Open triumph with a third success on the sport's most storied lawns.

World number one and top seed Murray who is looking to win his third title in London was drawn in the top half with Rafael Nadal.

Murray awaits in the second week for Kyrgios but he will face who he describes as a "tough" opponent, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, in the first round.

He was still limping between points on Saturday but was in good spirits and hit the ball well during three practice sessions lasting more than three hours.

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Garbine Muguruza (+900) has been struggling with her confidence and Angelique Kerber (+1400) also has a mental game that's in a shambles, while No. 2 seed Simona Halep (+2000) struggles on grass.

Twentieth seed Daria Gavrilova, enjoying seeded protection for the first time at Wimbledon, faces a qualifier and has a great opportunity to venture to the second week, where her first major test is likely to come from number 16 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. And other than Phil Kohlschrieber in the first, I love Cilic's draw.

"I do believe Wimbledon will be won by one of the top contenders".

Murray will not find out his opening-round opponent until later on Friday but the British No1 has been handed a potentially tricky first week.

In women's singles betting action at Wimbledon, Petra Kvitova leads the way at +500, ahead of Karolina Pliskova at +550, and Garbine Muguruza at +900. World No. 7 Milos Raonic (+1100), who is seeded sixth, reached last year's final, losing in straight sets (4-6, 6-7, 6-7) to Murray.

"Between serves he was seen joking and smiling with Lendl, who also spent a period in deep conversation with Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis".

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