• Murray looking for Grand Slam breakthrough at Wimbledon

    6/22/10 4:44 AM | Kelli DeMario
    Murray looking for Grand Slam breakthrough at Wimbledon Andy Murray returns to competition since falling in the round of 16 at Queen’s Club, as he enters into the Wimbledon Championships as the fourth seed. The Scot will be looking to capture his first major title.

    World No. 4 Andy Murray must handle the pressure at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, as Great Britain hopes for a home-grown champion to hoist the prestigious Wimbledon crown. The 23-year-old, who begins the tournament with a very modest 17-9 season record, is bidding for his first Grand Slam title.

    Murray has struggled for much of the season, not yet able to recapture the form that led him to the Australian Open final in January. The Scot earned two quarterfinal berths after his success in Melbourne, finishing among the final eight in Indian Wells and Madrid.

    The World No. 4 aims to improve upon his Wimbledon results from a year ago, when he lost a semifinal-round encounter to top-ranked American Andy Roddick in four sets. Murray has bettered his progress by one round each year he has played since his 2005 debut.

    Murray tops a quarter of the draw that includes a collection of seeded players, including: No. 8 Fernando Verdasco, No. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 14 Juan Carlos Ferrero, No. 18 Sam Querrey, No. 19 Nicolas Almagro, No. 26 Gilles Simon and No. 32 Julien Benneteau.

    The nearest seed to Murray is Simon, whom the Scot would battle in round two. Should the World No. 4 advance through the early-round matches, he looks toward a likely round of 16 clash with either Ferrero or Querrey and a possible quarterfinal showdown with Verdasco or Tsonga.

    Murray will open his bid on Tuesday, when he takes to the court against Jan Hajek.

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odd, i wouldve expected murray's opening match to be scheduled at center court with soderling playing on court 1. it seems to be the other way around though. wouldnt most fans wanna see murray?

mriiidula , 6/22/10 5:03 AM

ohhhh...not again... let him play!!!

zare , 6/22/10 12:51 PM

Maybe they are trying to relieve the pressure of playing on centre court!!

Monalysa , 6/22/10 5:21 PM

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1. Djokovic 12 500 pts
2. Murray 8 750 pts
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