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.

Novak Djokovic takes a tumble during his match against Florian Mayer

James Lawton: Novak Djokovic inhabits a world beyond the reach of doubts

The world No 1 simply reached out for another level of performance

Laura Robson of Great Britain in a practice session during previews for Wimbledon Championships at Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2013: Order of play for Tuesday 25 June

The second day of action

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".

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

Wimbledon 2013: Expectations on Andy Murray again to end wait for a British winner

The British number one reached the final last year

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.

Novak Djokovic celebrates his quarter-final victory at the French Open

Novak Djokovic wants revenge at Wimbledon after French Open semi-final thriller with Rafael Nadal

World number one believes that he can replicate 2011 success despite losing out to Spaniard in epic semi-final clash

Andy Murray celebrates after clinching a come-from-behind victory, having lost the first set (Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Murray is hoping to avenge his defeat in last year’s final

Sunny new outlook can help Andy Murray win more than just titles, says John McEnroe

If John McEnroe had been watching Andy Murray at Queen's Club on Sunday he would surely have approved. The quality of the Scot's tennis as he won the Aegon Championships title for a third time was hardly a surprise, but McEnroe would have loved the emotion Murray showed afterwards: the kisses he blew to his cancer-stricken friend, Ross Hutchins, and his jig of delight in the ensuing charity doubles match after he had finally given Ivan Lendl, his coach, a dose of his own medicine by drilling a half-volley into his body.

Novak Djokovic during his French Open semi-final against Rafal Nadal

Novak Djokovic vows to bounce back at Wimbledon following defeat to Rafael Nadal at French Open

The world number one lost in the semi-finals at Roland Garros

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.

Rafael Nadal of Spain puts in a screaming return in his victory over the Italian Fabio Fognini

French Open 2013: Rafael Nadal admits surprise at recent success ahead of meeting with Novak Djokovic

The Spaniard only recently returned from a long term injury

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Novak Djokovic celebrates his quarter-final victory at the French Open

French Open 2013: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal cruise to semi-final showdown

The collision of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic here in the semi-finals of the French Open has looked as inevitable as a rush-hour traffic jam on the Périphérique and the two juggernauts duly booked their showdown. Nadal, the seven-times champion of Roland Garros, and Djokovic, the world No 1, will meet on Friday for the right to face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or David Ferrer in Sunday's final.

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