The brackets for the Wimbledon men’s and women’s singles draws have been finalised and, as always, the results have fanned the flames of speculation.
Below news.bwin.com run through the major winners and losers…
Grigor Dimitrov (40/1) may have gone off the boil since going down fighting to Novak Djokovic (7/5) in the semi-final of the 2014 tournament, but he has every chance of meeting the maestro again thanks to this year’s draw.
Prior to a projected last-four date with Djokovic, Milos Raonic (40/1) and Stanislas Wawrinka (15/1) are the toughest potential opponents that lie in wait.
He holds a 3-1 head-to-head advantage over the Croatian, while the French Open champion has never been at his best on grass.
Home favourite Andy Murray (13/5) has a demon draw in comparison, with it perfectly feasible he could have to play his way through Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (50/1), Rafael Nadal (22/1) and Roger Federer (6/1) before meeting Djokovic in the final.
Along with Dimitrov, the Swiss maestro has been gifted one of the more serene routes to the latter stages, with Tomas Berdych (35/1) the toughest assignment he is likely to face before a semi-final clash with Murray.
Angelique Kerber (2/1) has gone deep in two of the last three years at SW19 and posted notice by reaching the final of her warm-up competition on both occasions.
This year she claimed the laurels at Birmingham and has been afforded an indulgent route to the quarter-finals, where Simona Halep (16/1) will likely lie in wait.
The Romanian looked far from intimidating in falling to Kristina Mladenovic in the last eight in the second city, a loss that included 6-0 set for her opponent.
Serena Williams (33/20), Maria Sharapova (9/1) and Lucie Safarova (20/1) are all safely ensconced on the other side of proceedings, with reigning champion Petra Kvitova (4/1) her best potential last-four foe.
Kerber and the Czech have a close record in career combat with the former 4-2 to the good, but each of their last five meetings have gone the distance.
Kvitova arguably has an even more comfortable passage to that juncture than the German, given the highest-seeded rival in her quarter is Ekaterina Makarova (100/1), who had her clock cleaned by lowly Brit Johanna Konta at Eastbourne.