Wimbledon is set to kick-off today at 11:30am where the first round of single games get the show on the road at 1pm. The event will span two weeks with the current forecast predicting wind and rain for the first week, we advise anyone making the trip to come wrapped up and sheltered! This year local fans will be cheering on a packed roster of British contestants with Andy Murray, current world number 2, and new hopeful Liam Broady, world 234, facing off in early rounds in what Andy calls a strange start to the tournament being put against someone he’s been mentoring in the past year.
A new, mature Murray keen on winning with coach Ivan Lendl
Andy can be caught with his first game on Tuesday. Being seeded 2nd means he will play every other day helping keep consistency with breaks and recovery hopefully helping in his journey to what could be his 2nd Wimbledon title. Coach Ivan Lendl returns at Murray’s side having been training rising youngsters, the former world number 1 is keen to take Murray to another victory on home turf. This year Murray claims he is a different man who has matured since getting married and having a family.
Full coverage will be hosted by the BBC and for those tuning in today, you can catch Novak Djokovic face off against Britain’s own James Ward on centre court 1pm sharp. Will Djokovic see a Wimbledon three-peat this year? Tuning in will be the only way to find out…
For more information on match scheduling visit the official Wimbledon website here.
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