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Defending champ Djokovic faces tricky 1st round, but 3 other big names in other half of draw

Serbia's Novak Djokovic, right, shares a joke with France's Richard Gasquet after he was urged by members of the crowd to change his shirt during their match on day three of The Boodles tennis tournament at Stoke Park, near Stoke Poges, England, Thursday June 25, 2015. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

Serbia's Novak Djokovic, right, shares a joke with France's Richard Gasquet after he was urged by members of the crowd to change his shirt during their match on day three of The Boodles tennis tournament at Stoke Park, near Stoke Poges, England, Thursday June 25, 2015. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE  (The Associated Press)

Defending champion Novak Djokovic was handed a favorable draw for Wimbledon on Friday as the other three members of tennis' "Big Four" were all placed on the opposite side.

Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal were all placed in a tougher bottom half of the draw that also includes former finalist Thomas Berdych and former semifinalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. That left Djokovic facing a possible semifinal against Stan Wawrinka, the man who beat him in the French Open final.

Two-time champion Nadal could face 2013 winner Murray in the quarterfinals, with seven-time champion Federer possibly awaiting the winner in the semifinals.

Djokovic does face a potentially tricky start of the tournament, though, as he'll play German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round and could face Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt in the second.

Play starts Monday.