Updated: Friday, 20 June 2014 17:51 | By Agence France-Presse

Murray to start Wimbledon defence against Goffin

Defending champion Andy Murray was on Friday drawn against Belgian David Goffin in the first round of the men's singles at Wimbledon.


Murray to start Wimbledon defence against Goffin

Andy Murray holds the winner's trophy during the presentation after beating Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013 - by Glyn Kirk

Murray became the first British male winner at Wimbledon for 77 years last summer and will enter the tournament with Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo as his surprise new coach.

It will be the third appearance at in southwest London for the 23-year-old Goffin, who is currently ranked 104th in the world.

Murray and beaten 2013 finalist Novak Djokovic, named as top seed at the All England Club, could meet in the semi-finals after being drawn together in same half of the men's singles.

Long-time rivals Roger Federer, who won the last of his seven Wimbledon titles in 2012, and world number one Rafael Nadal, the French Open champion and 2008 and 2010 Wimbledon winner, were drawn in the bottom half.

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