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Wimbledon's decision to seed Rafael Nadal at No 5 is a joke, says Brad Gilbert

The All England Club was branded a "joke" last night after its decision to seed Rafael Nadal fifth in the men's draw for Wimbledon.

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.

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.

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 has not played a match on grass this year

Nicolas Mahut seeks repeat upset of ring-rusty Andy Murray at Queen's

Weather fears add to demands on Scot's schedule as he fights to regain form and fitness

Andy Murray during training at Queen’s Club yesterday
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Huge anticipation surrounded the first press conference since the self-proclaimed 'Special One' was announced as the Chelsea manager once again. He opened proceedings by telling reporters 'I'm the happy one'.

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The 'Special One' gives his first press conference since returning to Stamford Bridge

Rafael Nadal meets one of his biggest fans at Disneyland Paris yesterday

French Open tennis: Rafael Nadal reveals the pain and fear behind his return to glory

Eight-times winner will rest his knee before Wimbledon, where he is likely to be seeded No 5

French Open 2013: The king of clay returns as scintillating Rafael Nadal swats aside compatriot David Ferrer

Spaniard caps comeback from knee injury with win over Ferrer to claim French Open title No 8

French Open: Protesters interrupt Rafael Nadal victory over David Ferrer

The French Open men's final between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer was dramatically interrupted by a masked protester carrying a flare.

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.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Roger Federer v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at French Open: Home favourite takes confidence from previous victories

The pair meet in the quart-finals at Roland Garros today

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