The nine-time Wimbledon champion is expected to progress safely in the opening rounds ahead of a potential date with tricky Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.
If Federer were to overtake him, second seed Daniil Medvedev would likely be waiting for him in the quarter-finals.
After Medvedev, Federer would then eventually have to beat fourth seed Alexander Zverev or seventh seed Matteo Berrettini.
If the world number eight passes those tests, it would be pretty clear that he is at the top of his game this summer.
It would add an interesting dynamic to a potential final against a familiar foe, Novak Djokovic.