Murray drawn with Federer for Wimbledon
June 21, 2013 11:45 am
Reigning Olympic and US Open champion Andy Murray has been drawn in the same half as Roger Federer as he bids to try and end Britain’s long wait for a men’s singles champion at Wimbledon.
Not since Fred Perry in 1936 has Wimbledon had a home winner of the Championships but Murray came so close last year before falling in four sets to Federer in the final.
Since then however Murray has claimed his maiden Grand Slam in New York and risen to world No.2.
And in SW19 this year the Brit will face Benjamin Becker in the first round with a potential quarter-final clash with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
The two other Brits in the men’s draw are Kyle Edmund, the 18-year-old wild card faces a tricky tie with Jerzy Janowicz, and James Ward, who faces Yen-Hsun Lu.
On the women’s side of the draw defending champion Serena Williams faces Mandy Minella in her first round while there are tough tests for both Olympic silver medallist Laura Robson and compatriot Heather Watson.
Robson will take on tenth seed Maria Kirilenko while Watson faces American Madison Keys. There are five other Brits in the women’s draw as Tara Moore and Samantha Murray face Kaia Kanepi and Camila Giorgi respectively while former British no.1 Anne Keothavong faces Garbine Muguruza, Johanna Konta faces Jelena Jankovic and Elena Baltacha takes on Falvia Pennetta.