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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Friday June 23, 2022

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic cannot meet until the final at Wimbledon. The draw revealed that the Spaniard's path could be rockier.

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The Wimbledon men’s singles draw has been released and we know know Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s potential path to the final.

Djokovic and Nadal cannot meet until the final at Wimbledon.

Tennis Express

Six-time champion Djokovic, winner of the last three Wimbledon men’s singles titles, will face South Korea’s Soonwoo Kwon in his opening match, while Nadal will face Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo.

Nadal, who is looking fit after undergoing radiofrequency ablation treatment to quell the nerves in his left foot two weeks ago, has a difficult draw that could see him face former semifinalist Sam Querrey in the second round and former runner-up Marin Cilic in the round of 16.

He's also landed in the same half as Matteo Berrettini, last year's runner-up who won titles at Stuttgart and Queen's this summer on grass.

Here is Djokovic’s projected path to the title, if seeds hold:

R1: Soonwoo Kwon
R2: Thanasi Kokkinakis/ Kamil Majchrzak
R3: Miomir Kecmanovic
R16: Reilly Opelka/ Nikoloz Basilashvili
QF: Carlos Alcaraz/ Jannik Sinner
SF: Hubert Hurkacz/ Casper Ruud
F: Nadal/ Stefanos Tsitsipas/ Matteo Berrettini

And here is Nadal’s potential path to the final, if seeds hold:

R1 - Francisco Cerundolo
R2 - Ricardas Berankis or Sam Querrey
R3 - Lorenzo Sonego
R16 - Marin Cilic
QF - Felix Auger-Aliassime
SF - Matteo Berrettini / Stefanos Tsitsipas
F - Novak Djokovic

Here are the full Wimbledon men’s singles draws:


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