Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic will want to begin his title-defence in the best possible mannerReuters

Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka will be the headline acts for the men's singles on Day 1 of Wimbledon 2015.

Djokovic's biggest hurdle in the first few matches – and then eventually at the business end of the Grand Slam – will be getting over that surprising loss to Wawrinka in the French Open final.

The world number one looked nailed-on to complete a career Grand Slam after bouncing out Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray in the quarterfinals, but then in came Wawrinka playing some of the best tennis seen in a while to completely tear the script.

Djokovic decided to rest those aching limbs and mind after another loss in the final of a major, and the Serbian will hope rest will help him stay refreshed and in that sometimes-unstoppable form for the next two weeks in London.

The defending champion opens Wimbledon on Centre Court against the experienced German Philipp Kohlschreiber, and Djokovic, who has had to deal with controversies, unnecessarily created by his coach Boris Becker, leading up to this Wimbledon, will want to make the first round match short and sweet.

Djokovic vs Kohlschreiber will be followed by Maria Sharapova vs Johanna Konta, the Brit who impressed recently at Eastbourne. And after that match, the French Open champion Wawrinka will take centre-stage when he locks horns with Joao Sousa of Portugal.

Wawrinka showed just how good his game can be, when on song, in that amazing final at Roland Garros, and the Swiss will remain the biggest threat to Djokovic's Wimbledon 2015 final hopes, with Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal all drawn in the other half.

"I feel good. I just feel good," Wawrinka said when asked about what it feels like coming into Wimbledon having won the previous Grand Slam. "I'm happy with what I did two weeks ago.

"I feel great. For sure, a lot of confidence in my game. I feel great on the practice court. But, since few days, I have to focus on the next one, on Wimbledon, starting Monday, trying to be ready for that.

"I've been practicing quite good since two weeks now, since I arrive for the Queen's. I'm happy with the way I got my preparation."

Couple of young guns in the men's singles game – Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov -- will be in action on the No.1 Court, while Nick Kyrgios, whose famous moment at Wimbledon came when he knocked Rafael Nadal out last year, plays Diego Schwartzman of Argentina at Court 2, with Milos Raonic opening his Wimbledon campaign against Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain.

Nishikori will have to be at his best to get past the Italian Simone Bolelli, while Dimitrov faces Federico Delbonis, another Argentine.

Another match to watch out for is that of veteran Lleyton Hewitt, given a wildcard in his final Wimbledon, and left-hander Jarko Nieminen, with the US Open champion Marin Cilic beginning his Wimbledon via a match against undheralded Japanese Hiroki Moriya.

Where to Watch Live

Day 1 Wimbledon 2015 is scheduled for a 11.30 am BST (4 pm IST, 6.30 am ET) start. The matches at Centre Court and No.1 Court will begin at 1 pm local time (5.30 pm IST, 8 am ET).

Live coverage of the matches will be on Starsports 2 and Star Sports 4, while all the Day 1 action of Wimbledon 2015 can also be watched via live streaming online on and Hotstar.

Viewers in the UK can watch Wimbledon 2015 live on BBC One and BBC Two, while the live stream option is on BBC iPlayer. UK viewers can also listen to Day 1 of Wimbledon live on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Audience in the US can catch the matches live on ESPN and ESPN 2, while the opening day action of the finest Grand Slam of the year can also be live streamed on Watch ESPN.

Australia viewers can watch Day 1 of Wimbledon live on Channel 7, while the live streaming option for the matches is on 7tennis.

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