Nadal test served up for Murray
Andy Murray could find himself forced to see off defending champion Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon semi-finals if he is to stay on course for the title.
The British fourth seed is in the same half of the draw as the world number one, meaning the two are widely expected to come head-to-head at the semi-final stage.
The Scot - who was beaten by Nadal in last year's semi-finals - could also have to overcome Andy Roddick in the quarter-finals.
Second seed Novak Djokovic and six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, the third seed, are on the other side of the draw and are due to meet in the semi-finals.
Murray - who won last week's build-up tournament at Queen's - will open his campaign against Spanish world number 56 Daniel Gimeno-Traver, who he beat two years ago in their only previous meeting.
But the first round match-up which has captured the attention of fans and players alike pitches John Isner against Nicolas Mahut. The pair faced each other last year in what became the longest match in tennis history, with American Isner emerging triumphant after 11 hours.
Though he will be playing when the tournament starts on Monday, Murray's immediate thoughts were not on his own prospects but on the fact that Isner and Mahut will lock horns again.
The 24-year-old tweeted: "Isner v Mahut drawing each other in the first round after last year is the most amazing thing I've seen in tennis. Centre court anyone?!"
As excitement mounts ahead of the 125th annual championship, hundreds of thousands of tennis fans are preparing to descend on SW19.
For the players, there is the chance to pocket £1,100,000 - up £100,000 from last year. Consolation for the runner up - for both men and women - comes in the form of a cheque for £550,000.