Andy Murray to begin Wimbledon defence against David Goffin

Andy Murray celebrates with the Wimbledon trophy on July 07, 2013.
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Britain's Andy Murray will begin the defence of his Wimbledon title against Belgian David Goffin.

Andy Murray will begin his Wimbledon defence with a first-round match against Belgian David Goffin.

The 27-year-old, who lost for the first time on grass since the 2012 SW19 final at Queen's Club last week, will open play on Centre Court at 1pm on Monday.

It will be the first professional meeting between Murray and Goffin, who is ranked 104 in the world.

Murray has been drawn in the same half as Novak Djokovic, meaning that world number one and top seed Rafael Nadal could only be an opponent for him should he reach the final.

Djokovic will play Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev and Nadal Slovenia's Martin Klizan at the opening stage, while Roger Federer will begin his quest for an eighth Wimbledon title against Italy's Paolo Lorenzi.

Britain's other entrants in the gentleman's singles, James Ward, Dan Evans and Kyle Edmunds, will face 17th seed Mikhail Youzhny, his Russian compatriot Andrey Kuznetsov and Andreas Haider-Maurer respectively.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060