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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".

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Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray has the strength to bare teeth and soul at SW19

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As child actors often find, early success doesn't always translate into achievement as an adult. For every Jodie Foster or Daniel Radcliffe, there's a Martin Lev (yes, who?) or a Rupert Grint. But when it comes to tennis, home fans must be hoping there's a direct line between junior and professional success as, of the British players at Wimbledon this year, four – Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund, Laura Robson and Heather Watson – have five juniors slam titles between them.

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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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Kyle Edmund heads for Queen's fresh from Roland Garros glory

A previously forgettable French Open for Britain ended in hope for the future. In the absence of the injured Andy Murray there were no victories for Britons in either the men's or women's singles competitions, but Kyle Edmund left Roland Garros on Saturday night as the first British champion there for 31 years.

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Serena Williams crushed one of her French Open ghosts with an unstoppable demolition of Anna Tatishvili in the first round in Paris.

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Britain's best female tennis player for more than two decades is keeping a level head amid the ups and downs of the circuit's merry-go-round. Paul Newman meets Laura Robson

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