Wimbledon 2023 preview: The best potential matches

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The 2023 Wimbledon draw was announced on Friday. The number one seed on the men’s side is Carlos Alcaraz and the number one seed on the women’s side is Iga Swiatek. Both top seeds are based on their ATP and WTA rankings, respectively.

A few fun facts before we get into the potential matches that will make must-watch TV/streaming for you. Novak Djokovic, who is playing some of the best tennis of his life still and hasn’t lost at Wimbledon since 2017 (in 2020 the tournament was not held due to the COVID pandemic), is the number two seed. Make sense, right? Not really.

There’s no one on the men’s side of the draw that has defeated Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon other than Andy Murray and that was back before the earth began to completely thaw (2013). Djokovic has only lost two matches at Wimbledon since 2014 (no, that isn’t a joke). Also, there is hope for whoever challenges Djokovic should he reach the final (we all laugh here because we know he will). Though he has won seven Wimbledons, he has only won in straight sets once (2018).

Best potential matches at Wimbledon in 2023

On the women’s side, Swiatek is a fantastic player who can dominate on almost any other surface other than grass. Unfortunately for her, Wimbledon is played on grass. Swiatek has never won any tournament on grass and normally struggles mightily. She was playing well this week at the Bad Homburg Open but then fell ill before her semifinal match and had to pull out.

But what matches might be the best at Wimbledon this year? Based on the draw, here are some guesses. And well, hopes as well.