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When the draw for Wimbledon was made a week ago, the common consensus was that the biggest winner was Novak Djokovic. While Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer would have to fight it out in the other half of the draw, the highest-ranked player in the 26-year-old Serb's section was David Ferrer, who has just one quarter-final appearance to show from 10 visits here.

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Former US Open champion records his second straight-sets victory of the week defeating Jesse Levine 6-2, 7-6, 6-3

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Wimbledon 2013: So long, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal. It used to be the Big Four - now it's Novak Djokovic vs and Andy Murray

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Jerzy Janowicz's rise to 22 in the world follows victories over players of the calibre of Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Richard Gasquet and Marin Cilic

Wimbledon 2013: Court 12 offers chance to see Jerzy Janowicz up close - one of stars of the future

Rise to 22 in the world follows victories over players of the calibre of Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Richard Gasquet and Marin Cilic

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 26 June 2013

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