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Murray: Pride and Nerves Await!


June 20, 2014

Defending champion Andy Murray will step out onto Centre Court shortly before 1pm on Monday, full of nerves but bursting with pride and ready for the challenge.  Murray plays Belgian David Goffin, who took a set off Roger Federer at the French Open in 2012.  For all that, the much-loved Brit looks to have a relatively easy path towards the business end of the tournament if he can find an early rhythm. Assuming all goes to form and seeding, Murray would face Pablo Andujar (79), Roberto Bautista Agut (28), before the sterner test of the big-serving South African Kevin Anderson.  From there, if he is still thriving, Andy can expect life to get much harder. David Ferrer could stand between Murray and his march towards glory, though his task might prove even tougher if Queens winner Grigor Dimitrov is waiting as predicted.  That match could present a very slippery banana skin before Murray can do battle with two of the Big Four. Andy would probably have to beat number one seed Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals. Then, to retain his title in the great showpiece, he would be required to summon the courage to fight the man who thrashed him so comprehensively in France, Rafa Nadal.  The Spaniard is in the same half of the draw as Roger Federer, with whom he has had some famous old battles in the past. For now, however, all eyes will be on Centre Court, Monday lunchtime. Want to be there? Murray knows that he can’t afford to look any further than how he might feel right there, stepping back out at the scene of last year’s triumph.  Andy said:’I’d expect to feel pride and some nerves. I don’t know how I’m going to handle it – no one does. It’ll be interesting to see how I deal with that.’ His coach Amelie Mauresmo knows the feeling – and will be there to help. Meanwhile another British Murray – Samantha – faces Maria Sharapova in the opening round at Wimbledon. And if the Russian prevails, she knows that waiting for her at the quarter-final stage could be none other than Serena Williams, her nemesis.  Sharapova hasn’t beaten Williams since she won Wimbledon some ten years ago. Recent signs suggest that this could be Maria’s year again, though.  That clash is certainly a mouthwatering prospect. Want to see the greats of the men’s and women’s game do battle in the unique atmosphere that is Wimbledon? Take it from us, you’ll never forget it! This is the place to purchase your tickets…just click on the following link…


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