Federer's London 2012 Olympics Draw

World No. 1 Roger Federer will meet Colombia’s Alejandro Falla in the first round at the London Olympic Tennis Event, which begins on Saturday at the All England Club, Wimbledon.

"Federer is the favourite whenever he plays here," said Falla.

"I know him well and he knows me well, too. I'm going to have to play my best if I am going to have a chance to win this match but he's Roger and he's just won Wimbledon for the seventh year here."

Federer, who is appearing at his fourth Olympic Games, has been placed in the same half of the draw as fourth seed David Ferrer, who will play Vasek Pospisil of Canada.

Federer's possible opponents:

First Round : Federer vs Alejandro Falla
Second Round : Federer vs Beneteau / Youzhny
Third Round : Federer vs Verdasco
Quarter Final : Federer vs Tipsarevic / Isner
Semi Final : Federer vs Ferrer / Del Potro / Davydenko 
Final : Federer vs Novak Djokovic / Andy Murray

Djokovic is in the same half of the draw as third seed and British favourite Andy Murray, who faces Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in the first round.

In the doubles competition, top-seeded Americans Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan have been placed in the same quarter of the draw as Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, the Beijing 2008 gold medallists. The teams could meet in the quarter-finals.

Date: 26th July 2012, Source: ATP and AFP


  1. While most people are saying he has an easy draw, I have to say I'm a bit worried about Falla and Benneteau, since they both had him two sets to none at Wimbledon. Hopefully he will come out sharp from the start with lots of determination!