Murray faces tricky Wimbledon draw

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The draw for the Wimbledon championship was made today and Andy Murray faces a difficult route to the title. He will meet Nikolay Davydenko in the first round before running a gauntlet of big serving heavy hitters. Nadal and Djokovic are likely to lie in wait in the latter stages of the tournament.

Murray has not won a match since losing to David Ferrer at the quarter final stage of the French Open. The Scot has since suffered a first round exit at Queens and exhibition event defeats to Tipsarevic and Djokovic.


R1: Davydenko
R2: Karlovic
R3: Anderson
R4: Cilic or Raonic
QF: Ferrer Del Potro
SF: Nadal
F: Djokovic
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Murray has not won a match since losing to David Ferrer at the quarter final stage of the French Open. The Scot has since suffered a first round exit at Queens and exhibition event defeats to Tipsarevic and Djokovic.

He didn't have the best of runs before the FO but managed to get into the 2nd week.

I shall take each match as it comes.

cmonandy
June 22, 2012, 10:56 AM
By Bevc

Good to see you accentuating the positive as ever Boogers Whistle
Let's hope Andy rises to the challenge and reminds the world that there is more to tennis than big hitting  cmon yeah
June 22, 2012, 11:20 AM
By Ruthie

That's one tough draw nervous

Should Andy get through the big hitters, at least it will prepare him to face Rafa and Novak.
June 22, 2012, 11:23 AM
By syc23

With that draw I'll be happy if he makes it into the QF fainting
June 22, 2012, 11:25 AM
By Hazybear

I'm pleased he's managed to avoid Berdych or Tsonga in the QFs, both would be really tough on grass. Perhaps Tsonga will repeat his heroics from last year and this time knock out Rafa?
June 22, 2012, 11:40 AM
By Katie

With that draw I'll be happy if he makes it into the QF fainting

I haven't seen that emoticon b4 hazy lol its really funny.
Oh and what is also funny is that Nadal is drawn with Andy again.
Quelle Surprise non?
Unbelievable. And corrupt to a certain extent.
At least if he does meet Rafa in the semi's he'll be well worked in.
June 22, 2012, 11:42 AM
By theycanbillme

I haven't seen that emoticon b4 hazy lol its really funny.
Oh and what is also funny is that Nadal is drawn with Andy again.
Quelle Surprise non?
Unbelievable. And corrupt to a certain extent.

At least if he does meet Rafa in the semi's he'll be well worked in.

No seeding and ranking to a complete extent! Anyway the way Andy's been playing he's not beating any of the top 3 in the semi's and I'd rather see him lose to Rafa than Fed or Nole, let them beat each other up- of course this may also be influenced by my love of the spaniard blush
June 22, 2012, 11:57 AM
By Hazybear

Ouch. Nasty draw.
June 22, 2012, 12:10 PM
By Joe

No seeding and ranking to a complete extent! Anyway the way Andy's been playing he's not beating any of the top 3 in the semi's and I'd rather see him lose to Rafa than Fed or Nole, let them beat each other up- of course this may also be influenced by my love of the spaniard blush

Not worried about Roger, he probably wont be there. And Andy can beat Novak on grass although its the occasion that might well be the problem, although Novak would be less intimidating.
I hope you would prefer, however, that Andy pulls up his britches and does get one over the Spaniard for once. he's won a couple of times already man.
If not
get out
June 22, 2012, 12:10 PM
By theycanbillme

From Mike Dickson:  Murray possible route to SFs: Davydenko, Karlovic (6'10"), Anderson (6' 7"), Raonic (6' 5") Del Potro (6' 6") then Rafa
June 22, 2012, 12:17 PM
By Elena

What a horror story of a draw!

Doesn't even have a numpty qualifier in the first to get a rhythm going. I have never had such low expectations going into a slam for Murray. Prove me wrong Andy. PLEASE!
June 22, 2012, 12:17 PM
By drchef

Andy, bar a few striking exceptions, gets the most difficult draws of the top 4. Roger usually the easiest.
But here's the thing, they often change mid week as the inevitable surprises take place and all of a sudden everything opens up a bit more for him.
June 22, 2012, 12:20 PM
By theycanbillme

What a horror story of a draw!

Doesn't even have a numpty qualifier in the first to get a rhythm going. I have never had such low expectations going into a slam for Murray. Prove me wrong Andy. PLEASE!
I'd rather he's against someone he's played against in past and who hasn't played himself in through qualifying in 1st round.  After that, assuming he does come through, looks like it's going to be Andy against the Goliaths then pace Mike Dickson  w00t.
June 22, 2012, 12:26 PM
By Ruthie

Oh ~~ kay ~~

 cmonandy
June 22, 2012, 01:09 PM
By adb..OH

Fed did OK: Ramos, then possibly Llodra, Benneteau, Simon, Isner, Djokovic and then final.
June 22, 2012, 01:11 PM
By Grabcopy

Tsonga v Hewitt will be a stonker. Get your popcorn out.
June 22, 2012, 01:12 PM
By Grabcopy

Tsonga v Hewitt will be a stonker. Get your popcorn out.

lol Yeah that will be entertaining
June 22, 2012, 01:12 PM
By Hazybear

BBC has tracked the route slightly differently, with Gasquet in the mix [I'm sure RG would love that!]  though looks less likely to me than the one suggested on MW:

Murray's projected route to the final sees him play Davydenko, two big servers in Ivo Karlovic and Kevin Anderson, Richard Gasquet, his French Open conqueror David Ferrer, Nadal and Djokovic
June 22, 2012, 01:19 PM
By Ruthie

Am I the only one who thinks that this draw isn't too bad (well at least until the potential quarters)?

R1: Davydenko - way, way, way past his best and hasn't had a great year.

R2: Karlovic - ain't nothin' but a serve and again hasn't had a brilliant year.

R3: Anderson - dangerous floater but won't cause any difficulty to a top player. Could potentially take a set off Murray but that's about it. If Murray ends up playing Marcos Bagdhatis at this stage then it'll be a straight sets win for Murray. Bagdhatis is a bum.

R4: Cilic or Raonic (or Gasquet no?) - difficult against any of those but doable. Raonic is very much the up and comer of the mens tour but I would hazard a guess that the grass won't suit his style of play (he looks better on the faster surfaces). Cilic has the potential to be a great player no doubt about it but so far he hasn't exactly realised his potential and how much will the debacle of Queens weigh on his mind? As for Richard Gasquet sorry but hahahahahahaha the poor guy is shot in the head when it come to the mental side of the game. People complain that Murray doesn't have it together upstairs but Gasquet is a Psychologists dream!

QF: Ferrer, Del Potro - I would say if he come up against Ferrer Murray has big, big problems. It'll be a long, hard and difficult match. However, on the grass I think it'll certainly be a lot closer than the match in Paris and I expect Murray to come through in about 5 sets. He'll beat Delpo on the grass. So far Delpo isn't anywhere near the player he was (and was he even that good anyway? Hard to tell) and despite protestations that he's a contender at the slams so far I've not witnessed anything that backs up the journalistic hyperbole.

SF: Nadal - eek lol. After the implosion last year against Nadal Murray will have a lot to think about if he makes it this far. Still he's beaten Nadal in a semifinal before at the US and Nadal lost against Kohlschreiber on the grass recently so maybe hasn't had the build up he might have wanted (although that probably has more to do with coming down after his 20 millionth French win). Winnable but again it'll be a difficult match. I would rather watch a Murray / Nadal semi final than a Nadal / Ferrer or Nadal / Delpo semi final because at least then it'll be a decent match and (hopefully) not a walkover.

F: Djokovic - A Murray / Djokovic final would be amazing and winnable for either. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
June 22, 2012, 01:30 PM
By Little Laroo

The Beeb have got it wrong - Gasquet's in the other half of the draw, in Novak's quarter.


June 22, 2012, 01:53 PM
By Katie

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