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Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray avoids horror draw, but Rafael Nadal joins the Brit and Roger Federer in the same half at Wimbledon

Murray will face either Federer or Nadal in semi-final should they get there if he is to end 77-year wait for a home win

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)
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.

The Sport Matrix: Monday 17 June 2013

Pardew future in doubt as Kinnear makes shock return

Roger Federer at the French Open

Roger Federer not considering retirement as Wimbledon looms

The Swiss has now reached the age of 31

French Open 2013: David Ferrer beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach final

David Ferrer, reached the first grand slam final of his career with a one-sided 6-1 7-6 (7/3) 6-2 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga enjoys the moment of victory yesterday

French Open: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wows home crowd by smashing awful Roger Federer

The Frenchman progresses to the semi-finals

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reacts during his quarter-final victory over Roger Federer

French Open: Roger Federer thrashed by local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets

French victor now plays David Ferrer for a place in the 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

Spain's David Ferrer celebrates after defeating compatriot Nicolas Almagro earlier this year

French Open: David Ferrer eases into the fourth-round with victory over Kevin Anderson

David Ferrer served notice of his intent at the French Open with a fourth-round demolition of Kevin Anderson.

Roger Federer at the French Open

French Open: Roger Federer cruises into fourth round with victory over Julien Benneteau

Benneteau had a good record against the third seed

Grigor Dimitrov shakes hands with Novak Djokovic after beating the world No 1

French Open: Novak Djokovic warns rising star Grigor Dimitrov he has some way to go to the top

The world number one meets the Bulgarian in the third round of the French Open

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

The Sport Matrix: Monday 27 May 2013

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