Murray learns path to Wimbledon glory

26 June 2015 / 10:11

Olympic champion Andy Murray has today learned his potential path to the Wimbledon final, after the competition draw was made at the All England Club.

The world No3, who ended a 77-year wait for a British male Wimbledon champion in 2013, will begin this year against Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin on Tuesday.

Murray has beaten his opponent, ranked 58th in the world, in both of their previous meetings and goes to SW19 in ominous form having lifted the Aegon Championships title at Queen’s Club last week.

The Scot is placed in the opposite half of the draw to reigning champion and world No1 Novak Djokovic, but could meet Rafael Nadal in the last-eight and Roger Federer in the semi-final depending on their progress.

Laura Robson, a wildcard in this year’s draw after 18 months out through injury, has been paid with Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina, ranked 101st in the world.

British No1 Heather Watson is set to meet 32nd seed Caroline Garcia, while Johanna Konta must attempt to get past 2004 singles champion Maria Sharapova.

James Ward has been handed a difficult first round pairing with No8 seed David Ferrer.

Brother and sister Liam and Naomi Broady will play Marinko Matosevic and Maria Duque-Marino in their respective singles contests, while Aljaz Bedene must beat former quarter-finalist Radek Stepanek to progress beyond round one for the first time.

Brydan Klein, who has qualified for the main draw for the first time this year, is set to play Andreas Seppi and Kyle Edmund meets Alexandr Dolgopolov.

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