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Djokovic could face Federer in Wimbledon semifinals

  • FILE - In this June 5, 2016, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Britain's Andy Murray in four sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. If Novak Djokovic wins Wimbleon and the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam, he'll have a fan in the last man to do it. Rod Laver knows what it takes to complete tennis' ultimate achievement, having won the Grand Slam as an amateur in 1962 and again as a pro in 1969. Since then, no man has come close. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

    FILE - In this June 5, 2016, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Britain's Andy Murray in four sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. If Novak Djokovic wins Wimbleon and the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam, he'll have a fan in the last man to do it. Rod Laver knows what it takes to complete tennis' ultimate achievement, having won the Grand Slam as an amateur in 1962 and again as a pro in 1969. Since then, no man has come close. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Serena Williams attends the premiere of EPIX original documentary "Serena," at the SVA Theatre in New York. Williams appears in a video to promote the new “Together Women Can” campaign from Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In organization. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Serena Williams attends the premiere of EPIX original documentary "Serena," at the SVA Theatre in New York. Williams appears in a video to promote the new “Together Women Can” campaign from Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In organization. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this June 5, 2016, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Britain's Andy Murray in four sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. If Novak Djokovic wins Wimbleon and the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam, he'll have a fan in the last man to do it. Rod Laver knows what it takes to complete tennis' ultimate achievement, having won the Grand Slam as an amateur in 1962 and again as a pro in 1969. Since then, no man has come close. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

    FILE - In this June 5, 2016, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Britain's Andy Murray in four sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. If Novak Djokovic wins Wimbleon and the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam, he'll have a fan in the last man to do it. Rod Laver knows what it takes to complete tennis' ultimate achievement, having won the Grand Slam as an amateur in 1962 and again as a pro in 1969. Since then, no man has come close. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)  (The Associated Press)

Seven-time winner Roger Federer has been placed in defending champion Novak Djokovic's top half of the Wimbledon draw.

That means Djokovic could face the third-seeded Federer in the semifinals as he bids for a fifth consecutive Grand Slam title.

The second-seeded Andy Murray could face No. 4 Stan Wawrinka in the semifinals.

The draw was on Friday for the grass-court Grand Slam, which starts on Monday at the All England Club.

Possible men's quarterfinal matchups: Djokovic vs. Milos Raonic, Federer vs. Kei Nishikori, Wawrinka vs. Dominic Thiem, and Murray vs. Richard Gasquet.

Djokovic, a three-time Wimbledon champion, will play Britain's James Ward in the first round.