Andy Murray faces tough draw at Wimbledon

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Andy Murray will face Mikhail Kukushkin in the first round of Wimbledon, reports BBC Sport.

The British number one, seeded third for the Championships at SW19, will play the world number 58 from Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

The two have met only twice before, Murray prevailing on both occasions on the hard court surface in Australia.

Murray has been drawn in the opposite half to top seed Novak Djokovic meaning that he won’t face the Serb until the final providing they both get that far.

Murray would also have to possibly face former champions Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer in the quarter-final and semi-final respectively.

Reigning champion Djokovic opens the tournament on Centre Court on Monday against German Philipp Kohlschreiber looking for a third Wimbledon title but has not played competitively on grass ahead of the tournament.

“Best form”

Murray, however, has been in action on grass and won a record-equalling fourth title at Queens Club last week, showing signs of his best form in the process.

French Open champion Stan Wawrinka begins his tournament against Portuguese player Joao Sousa whilst Roger Federer faces Bosnian Damir Džumhur.

Britain’s James Ward faces a tough first round match against the eighth seed David Ferrer and Liam Broady plays Marinko Matosevic of Australia.

In the women’s, British number two Johanna Konta has been drawn against fourth seed and former champion Maria Sharapova and the daunting task of facing the Williams’ sisters in the doubles competition and Laura Robson continues her comeback from injury against the Russian Evgeniya Rodina. Heather Watson plays Caroline Garcia.

Top seed Serena Williams looks for her third Grand Slam of the year, facing Margarita Gasparyan in the first round whilst reigning champion Petra Kvitova plays Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands.

Wimbledon will run from 29th June to 12th July.

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