Andy Murray's Wimbledon begins against Mikhail Kukushkin

Andy Murray prepared for Wimbledon by winning his fourth Queen's Club title
Andy Murray prepared for Wimbledon by winning his fourth Queen's Club title
Wimbledon 2015
Venue: All England Club Dates: 29 June to 12 July
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Britain's Andy Murray will begin his Wimbledon campaign against world number 58 Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan.

The 2013 champion is in the opposite half to top seed Novak Djokovic, who takes on German Philipp Kohlschreiber - ranked 33rd in the world.

Third seed Murray, 28, could face Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals and Roger Federer in the semi-finals should he progress that far.

British women's number one Heather Watson plays 32nd seed Caroline Garcia.

Watson's compatriot Laura Robson, who returned from injury last week, will begin her first Grand Slam since the 2014 Australian Open against Russia's world number 101 Evgeniya Rodina.

Men's draw highlights
Djokovic (1) (Ser) v Kohlschreiber (Ger)
Wawrinka (4) (Sui) v Sousa (Por)
Bolelli (Ita) v Nishikori (5) (Jpn)
Bellucci (Brz) v Nadal (10) (Spa)
Kukushkin (Kaz) v Murray (3) (GB)
Dzumhur (Bih) v Federer (2) (Sui)
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Players' selfies: Murray in a chopper

Top seed Serena Williams starts against Russia's Margarita Gasparyan.

British number two Johanna Konta, who reached the quarter-finals at Eastbourne this week, will face fourth seed and 2004 Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova.

Reigning champion Djokovic, 28, will open on Centre Court on Monday against Kohlschreiber, who reached the quarter-finals in 2012.

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The Serb, who has played no competitive grass-court tennis before Wimbledon, is in the same half of the draw as Swiss fourth seed Stan Wawrinka, who beat him in the final of the French Open earlier this month.

Scot Murray, whose first-round match will be on Tuesday, has won his two previous meetings against Kukushkin, both of which were on Australian hard courts in 2012.

The world number three looked in impressive form when he beat Kevin Anderson on Sunday to secure a fourth Queen's Club title.

With Nadal only seeded 10th, Murray could face the two-time winner as early as the quarter-finals, should both men reach that point.

Nadal could face eighth seed and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, who starts against Britain's 110th-ranked wildcard James Ward, in the fourth round.

Women's draw highlights
S Williams (1) (US) v Gasparyan (Rus)
Sharapova (4) (Rus) v Konta (GB)
Wozniacki (5) (Den) v Zheng (Chn)
Cepelova v Halep (3) (Rom)
Bertens (Ned) v Kvitova (2) (Cze)
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Players' selfies: Sharapova on the Piccadilly line

A potential final with Djokovic awaits for Murray, with the Scot's last victory over the world number one giving him the title at SW19 in 2013.

Swiss Federer begins his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title against Bosnian Damir Dzumhur.

In the women's draw, reigning champion Petra Kvitova starts her title defence against Dutch player Kiki Bertens, and will face a potential semi-final against third seed Simona Halep, whose first-round opponent is Jana Cepelova of Slovakia.

In the other half of the draw, five-time winner Serena Williams could meet seventh seed Ana Ivanovic in the last eight and either Sharapova or Czech French Open finalist Lucie Safarova in the semi-finals.

BBC Sport tennis correspondent Russell Fuller
Djokovic and Murray have been the best two players of 2015 and it seems fitting - should they negotiate a hazardous draw - that they can't meet before the final. Djokovic will have to be very sharp from the off because after Phillip Kohlschreiber, Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic are potential first-week opponents.
Murray's second week looks very tough - if he survives until then - but will a recently injured Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or even Nadal make it that far? Johanna Konta, meanwhile, will cherish the opportunity at the same time as cursing her luck. Not only has she drawn Maria Sharapova in the singles, but also the Williams sisters in the first round of the doubles.

Who is Kukushkin?

Mikhail Kukshkin
  • Name: Mikhail Kukushkin
  • Age: 27
  • Nationality: Kazakh
  • Height: 6'0''
  • World ranking: 58
  • Career high rank: 48 (July 2014)
  • Career titles: One
  • Best Grand Slam: Fourth round, Australian Open (2012)

Brits in the first round


Broady v Matosevic (Aus)

Ferrer (8) (Spa) v Ward

Stepanek (Cze) v Bedene

Dolgopolov (Ukr) v Edmund

Seppi (Ita) v Klein

Kukushkin (Kaz) v Murray


Watson v Garcia (Fra)

Sharapova (4) (Rus) v Konta

Duque-Marino (Col) v Broady

Rodina (Rus) v Robson