Sport Andy Murray wins the Valencia Open

Murray saved five match points to beat Tommy Robredo 3-6 7-6 7-6

Jerzy Janowicz of Poland

Wimbledon 2013: Who can stop Andy Murray? It's about more than just Novak Djokovich

Andy Murray is four victories away from a first Wimbledon title after wins over Benjamin Becker, Lu-Yen-hsun and Tommy Robredo.

Jerzy Janowicz of Poland hits a forehand during the Gentlemens Singles third round match against Nicolas Almagro

Wimbledon 2013: Nicolas Almagro has no answer to ‘Pole-veriser’ Jerzy Janowicz

The Pole destroyed Nicolas Almagro on Centre Court in straight-sets 7-6 6-3 6-4

Andy Murray v Serena Williams? I'd be up for it, he says. That would be fun, she says.

First Andy Murray v Serena Williams - now Novak Djokovic says he'll take on Maria Sharapova

Mixed singles? After Williams says 'it would be fun' to play Murray, men's world number one throws down challenge to women's number three

Andy Murray wins in straight sets to reach third round

Wimbledon 2013: Roger Federer will never be as consistent again, says Andy Murray

British No 1 feels that last year's champion's consistency and domination will never be matched though he does expect the Swiss to bounce back

Serena Williams in the second round win over Caroline Garcia

Serena Williams tells Andy Murray: Let's do it

Reigning Wimbledon champion responds to Brits offer after being challenged to showdown match

Andy Murray practicing on his day-off ahead of his third round match with Tommy Robredo

Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray tips Roger Federer to bounce back following his shock early exit

British No 1 believes Federer will remain a threat to future tournaments despite seeing his consecutive quarter-final record come to an end

Wimbledon 2013: LTA calls for improvement after only Andy Murray and Laura Robson survive first round

Slacking British Wimbledon hopefuls have been warned they are risking their prospects of ever reaching Centre Court.

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 26 June 2013

Robson’s brilliant victory spares Britons’ blushes

Andy Murray loses to Lu Yen-hsun at the Beijing Olympics in 2008

Wimbledon 2013: Revenge for Beijing agony is ideal motivation for Andy Murray

Last summer's Olympic Games provided Andy Murray with some of the best moments of his career, but his second-round match here against Lu Yen-hsun, of Chinese Taipei, will be a reminder of a more painful Olympic experience.

Heather Watson

Wimbledon 2013: Another one bites the dust as Heather Watson falls at first hurdle

The British number two had been among the better hopes to advance

Elena Baltacha was the first Brit out of this year's Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2013: Elena Baltacha's lunchtime exit sets gory tone for Brits

No homegrown player advanced to the second round on day one

Overcast skies and middle-aged matrons drinking prosecco before midday - Wimbledon is back

Picnic tables were already occupied on Murray Mount

Andy Murray won the US Open having lost his previous four finals

Wimbledon 2013: Less pressure for Andy Murray since breaking grand slam duck

Scot ended a 76-year wait for a British male grand slam singles champion at the US Open in New York last September

Defending Wimbledon champion, the Swiss Roger Federer plays a return during a training session

Wimbledon 2013: Roger Federer expects Andy Murray to provide the greatest threat to his SW19 crown

Roger Federer is the defending champion, has won Wimbledon seven times and is widely regarded as the greatest player in history, but as he prepares to open his 15th All England Club campaign against Victor Hanescu on Centre Court this afternoon the 31-year-old Swiss does not see himself as the favourite. Federer said here yesterday that he regards Andy Murray as "the favourite for every tournament he goes into around the world".

The Sport Matrix: Monday 24 June 2013

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