Wimbledon 2024 Draw: Carlos Alcaraz, Defending Champion, Poised for Potential Semifinal Showdown with Jannik Sinner

Wimbledon 2024 Draw: The men’s singles draw for the 137th Wimbledon Championships was revealed at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Friday. The draw placed defending champion Carlos Alcaraz in the same half of the draw as the most recent Australian Open winner, Jannik Sinner, suggesting a potential highly anticipated semifinal matchup.

The 2024 Wimbledon semifinals are probably going to feature Jannik Sinner against reigning champion Carlos Alcaraz.

Wimbledon 2024 Draw: Carlos Alcaraz, Defending Champion, Poised for Potential Semifinal Showdown with Jannik Sinner
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In the Wimbledon final last year, Alcaraz defeated the formidable Novak Djokovic in five sets. Earlier in the month, he defeated Sinner to win his first French Open and third Grand Slam championship.

Currently leading the Italy 5-4 in tour meetings, including both in 2024, is the Spaniard. But in their newly budding rivalry, Sinner prevailed in the one grass-court match, winning in four sets at the 2022 Wimbledon pre-quarterfinals.

Eighth seed Casper Ruud and Queen’s winner Tommy Paul will square off in the quarterfinals, with third seed Alcaraz facing Estonian qualifier Mark Lajal and presumably facing Frenchman Ugo Humbert in the fourth round.

In contrast, the top seed will face Yannick Hanfmann of Germany in the opening round. In the second round, he may face Matteo Berrettini, the winner of the 2021 Wimbledon Championship, American Ben Shelton in the fourth round, and Daniil Medvedev, the semifinalist of the 2023 Wimbledon Championship, in the quarterfinals.

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In the same quarter, Sinner also has Sumit Nagal from India. He made history by being the first Indian to play in the main draw in five years. In the opening round, he will face Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia.

Novak Djokovic, who withdrew from the Roland Garros semifinals last month due to a knee injury, has not yet formally confirmed his participation in the Wimbledon Championships. It is anticipated that the seventh seed, Hubert Hurkacz, would play Djokovic in the quarterfinals. The Serb has won both of their previous meetings at Wimbledon in four sets, and this will be their third meeting.

In the semi-finals, the seven-time Wimbledon champion is probably going to face fourth seed Alexander Zverev, who hasn’t advanced past the fourth round at the SW19. The German is expected to face sixth seed Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals and 13th seed Taylor Fritz in the fourth round.

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