Who will Roger Federer play first at Wimbledon?

Roger Federer playing the men’s singles final of Wimbledon 2019 (Picture: Simon Bruty/Anychance/Getty Images)

The men’s singles line-up for Wimbledon 2021 has been drawn.

And Roger Federer, current world number eight, has discovered who he will play in his first match.

In Wimbledon 2019 and 2020, Roger reached the final and lost out to current world number one Novak Djokovic.

But previously, he managed to win the yearly tournament nine times.

So, who is he up against first, and when will the match be on?

Who will Roger Federer play first at Wimbledon?

Swiss tennis star Federer, 39, is set to play his first Wimbledon match against Adrian Mannarino.

Adrian Mannarino of France plays a backhand during The Cinch Championships on June 17 2021 (Picture: Tony O’Brien/Getty Images)

Mannarino, 32, a French player who resides in Malta, is a former world number 22 and has played Federer six times.

Their last face-off was at Wimbledon 2018, with Federer winning 60 75 64.

Federer also won their previous five matches in 2017 (at Basel), 2013 (at Basel and the US Open) and 2011 (at ATP Masters 1,000 Paris and Wimbledon), according to ATP.

When is Roger Federer’s first Wimbledon match?

The full schedule is yet to be released, so details about the exact time and date of Federer’s first match are yet to be announced.

The first Wimbledon play starts on the outside courts at 11am on Monday June 28, with defending men’s champion Djokovic opening up Centre Court later in the day.

A full order of play will be available the night before the next day’s play.

Coverage will air on BBC and BBC iPlayer. For the most updated schedule information, head to the Wimbledon website.

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