Andy Murray has admitted that he expects a tough test when he faces off against Tommy Robredo at Wimbledon today.
The British number one is scheduled to play last on Centre Court today, but is not expecting to breeze through against the experienced Spaniard.
Murray told reporters: “He’s a tough player. He had a good win against [Nicolas] Mahut, who has been playing well on the grass. He’s very, very experienced. He fights right until the last point.
“Last year he had some injury problems. When he’s not injured, he’s been in the top 20 in the world for a number of years. He knows how to win tennis matches. So it’s a tough match for me.
“At his age, it’s obviously a good effort to come back from a tough injury. But he’s a top player.”
Robredo has joked that he doesn’t like playing on grass before and if it was up to him he would change every court surface to clay, but that doesn’t mean to say that he hasn’t had success as a player on all-surfaces.
He has equalled his best ever run at Wimbledon just by getting to the third-round, but he is likely to be Murray’s toughest test to date.
His career high ranking of number five in the world, achieved in 2006, shows his quality and Murray will have to be wary of the 31-year-old’s forehand if he is to make it into the second-week.
The SW19 tournament has been crazily unpredictable so far, with top-seeds from both the men’s and women’s draws tumbling out with alarming regularity and Murray will want to make sure he is not the next player to be on the wrong end of an upset.
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