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LONDON (AFP) – Defending champion Novak Djokovic and seven-time winner Roger Federer were on Friday drawn to meet in the semi-finals of this year’s Wimbledon which starts on Monday.
World number one Djokovic, who is bidding to take another step closer to the first calendar Grand Slam since 1969, has defeated Federer in the last two finals at the All England Club.
The draw means that second seed Andy Murray, the 2013 champion, was lined up for a semi-final against fourth seeded Stan Wawrinka.
Three-time champion Djokovic completed the career Grand Slam with victory at the French Open earlier this month and now holds all four majors.
It was his 12th career major and made him the first man since Jim Courier in 1992 to win the Australian and French Opens in the same year.
The 29-year-old Serb begins his Wimbledon campaign against British wild card James Ward and could meet big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the last-eight.