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The Sport Matrix: Monday 24 June 2013

Cook defiant after agonising final defeat to India

Murray is hoping to avenge his defeat in last year’s final

Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray's potential path to glory

The route British number one will have to take if he is to claim Wimbledon title

Andy Murray concentrates on his way to a 6-2, 7-6 victory over Kei Nishikori of Japan

Andy Murray relaxed about the lurking threat of Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon

The summer solstice will bring the longest day of the year, but for Andy Murray the longest test will begin on Monday. The 26-year-old Scot will learn more about the size of his task when the draw for next week's Wimbledon tournament is made at the All England Club tomorrow morning.

Andy Murray celebrates after clinching a come-from-behind victory, having lost the first set (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Watson and Edmund get home fires burning

The paths they have each taken have been very different, but for leading British players all routes lead to only one destination come the end of June. Wimbledon starts in six days and for many of the home competitors the genteel charm of Devonshire Park here on the Sussex coast is a final stopping point en route to the grand stage of the All England Club.

Andy Murray plays a return against France’s Nicolas Mahut

Andy Murray feels no pain as he wins two matches in a day at Queen's

Andy Murray had not played for a month after injury forced him to miss the French Open but the 26-year-old Scot made the perfect return to competition here by winning two matches in one afternoon.

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 12 June 2013

Pearce blames his players as England limp out with loss

Andy Murray practises serving as coach Ivan Lendl looks on at Queen’s yesterday

Andy Murray: I’m not match tough after the pain of French Open

Pulling out of the French Open was one of the toughest decisions Andy Murray has ever made, but the  26-year-old Scot said yesterday that watching Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic fighting toe-to-toe for more than four and a half hours in Paris confirmed that he had made the right call.

Andy Murray is expecting to make a decision on whether to play in the French Open later this week

Andy Murray admits he can be 'fairly boring' following comments by Ernests Gulbis

Gulbis accused the entire top four of lacking character

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Andy Murray about to board the jet

Andy Murray joins the jet set in attempt to conquer Rome Masters

Scot uses private plane – and gives Tsonga a lift – for more practice time after Madrid Mastersexit

Roger Federer leaves the court after being stunned by Japan's Kei Nishikori in the last 16 of the Madrid Masters

Madrid Masters: Roger Federer vows to hit the training courts after surprise defeat to Japan's Kei Nishikori

Despite a second-set fightback, the second seed was too often below his best

Andy Murray faces the media in Madrid

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal keen to beat rankings equation

Nadal's tough Madrid draw demonstrates the significance of places in the world order

Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes arrives at a court house in Madrid. He received a suspended one-year jail term for providing blood-doping services to cyclists

Andy Murray takes to Twitter to attack cycling's Fuentes doping case: 'Biggest cover up in sports history? Why would court order blood bags to be destroyed?'

Anti-doping agencies to appeal Spanish ruling while British tennis player Andy Murray attacks verdict as 'beyond a joke'

Laura Robson practising in Buenos Aires for the Fed Cup tie

Britain relying on Laura Robson to gain edge over Argentina

Laura Robson, who has won only two matches in the six tournaments she has played since the Australian Open, is likely to hold the key to Britain’s chances in this weekend’s Fed Cup play-off against Argentina in Buenos Aires.

Andy Murray is confident of putting together a good run on clay

Andy Murray needs feats on clay to seize world No 1 crown from Novak Djokovic

The British number one is currently ranked second in the world

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