Andy Murray v Blaz Rola: Wimbledon 2014 match preview

A look ahead to the second round match in the men's singles

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With England done and dusted in the World Cup many eyes will now turn to Wimbledon and the efforts of Andy Murray to defend his title. Murray, who opened the tournament with a win over David Goffin in straight sets, will now face Blaz Rola of Slovenia, currently ranked 92 in the world.

The match will represent a first appearance on Court 1 for 23-year-old Rola who only turned-pro last year. The Slovenian who also started his Wimbledon campaign with a convincing win overcoming Pablo Andujar in straight sets is far from being a favourite. The recent Ohio State University graduate has got no ATP career titles and has never advanced past the second round at any Grand Slam.

The two players have never met before, however Rola has already lost twice to another Brit this year, James Ward. The winner will face either Jan Henrych or Roberto Bautista Agut in round three.

Start: Wednesday 1pm



N/A No head-to-head encounters to date.


Murray’s R1 match time: 2 hours 2 mins

Rola’s R1 match time: 1 hour 41 mins

Murray’s highest ranking - 2

Rola’s highest ranking - 91