Murray to play Gimeno-Traver in Wimbledon opener

17/06/2011

Wimbledon hospitality guests keen to see if Andy Murray can continue his recent good form may be interested to hear he will face Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the first round.

Murray has beaten the world number 56 in both their previous meetings, so may be confident of coming through the test and progressing in the competition.

If he does so, he may meet American Andy Roddick in the quarter-final, who he beat in straight sets on his way to winning the Queen's club tournament last weekend, before facing world number one Rafael Nadal in the semis.

Elsewhere, the first round draw has also thrown up the intriguing prospect of a rematch between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut.

The pair met in last year's competition in what turned out to be the longest match in tennis history, with the American eventually triumphing 6-4 3-6 6-7(7) 7-6(3) 70-68 after three days of play.

Murray described the outcome of the draw as "the most amazing thing I've seen in tennis" on his Twitter account and suggested the game should be played on Centre Court.

Posted by Keith Prowse
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