Taking a quick look at the bottom half of the draw, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are the most likely to produce headlines during the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. Federer is the third seed while the Serb is second. The draw puts them on a collision course for the semifinals. Yesterday, they made their opening statements on Wimbledon's lawns and as it turned out, in the end, they didn't need to stay that long on the field as their opponents forfeited the match due to injuries. The first round session had its fair share of upset two days ago with Stan Wawrinka playing the victim role. A French Open finalist several weeks ago, the Swiss player lost in four sets to Daniil Medvedev (49 ATP).

Federer's next challenge

Getting past the opening round match it's quite important especially at a Grand Slam. Knowing that everyone will try doing the best possible game might cast a bit off pressure on favorites' shoulder. For Federer things went well against Alexandr Dolgopolov who chose to withdraw in the second set after losing the inaugural one. For Roger Federer, the second round will bring Dusan Lajovic (79 ATP) on the other side of the field. It's gonna be their first clash in the ATP Tour and the 27-year-old Serbian might wanna consider himself unlucky with the main draw.The odds of an upset in this match are rather low but you never know how things will turn up in a tennis match. The third round may produce the first decent challenge for Federer with Mischa Zverev as a possible opponent.

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The German uses that serve and volley style which is the perfect choice for the grass court. More importantly, Federer has now extended the winning streak on grass after winning in Halle and the perfect Swiss clock shows no signs of malfunction yet.

Djokovic building a winning streak of his own

The Serb who recently won the ATP 250 event in Eastbourne will try to regain his lost status during Wimbledon. Currently ranked fourth in the world, he sees Wimbledon as the perfect opportunity to turn the season around. As in Federer's case, his opponent was forced to quit in the second set of the encounter giving him an easy ticket for the second round. Adam Pavlasek (136 ATP) will be the next one to ask a question to the former world no. 1 while Juan Martin del Potro looms as a possible threat for the third round. The Argentine is set to take on Ernests Gulbis for a place in the next phase. Those several wins in a row from Eastbourne pay off as the Serb is getting more and more confidence while competing on the grass court.