Federer first up on centre court

Roger Federer will begin his bid for a record sixth straight Wimbledon title tomorrow against Slovakia’s Dominik Hrbaty.

Roger Federer will begin his bid for a record sixth straight Wimbledon title tomorrow against Slovakia’s Dominik Hrbaty.

Federer is first on Centre Court at 1pm as he looks to put his thrashing in the French Open final at the hands of Rafael Nadal behind him.

The world number one won his fifth Halle title last Sunday to extend his unbeaten streak on grass to 59 matches, and although he has lost both his previous meetings with Hrbaty, neither match was on grass and the most recent was back in 2004.

Federer is followed on court by French Open champion and top seed Ana Ivanovic, the Serbian taking on Paraguay’s Rossana De Los Rios.

The third match on Centre Court sees third seed and Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, a semi-finalist last year, up against Germany’s Michael Berrer.

Serena Williams kicks off the action on court one against Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi followed by 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt against Holland’s Robin Haase, followed by the man he beat in the 2002 final, David Nalbandian, against Frank Dancevic.

Andy Murray will have to wait until Tuesday to begin his campaign against Fabrice Santoro, but three British players will be in action.

Former British number one Elena Baltacha faces Germany’s Angelique Kerber on court 11 followed by British number two Alex Bogdanovic against Italy’s Simone Bolelli.

Melanie South is fourth on court 18 against Ukraine’s Alona Bondarenko, the 28th seed.

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