Andy Murray in with a shot at success as Wimbledon starts

Andy Murray in with a shot at success as Wimbledon starts

Since 1936 when Fred Perry took the title at Wimbledon, British tennis fans have been waiting for a new champion to win the all-important men's final of the competition. And this could well be the year that Scottish star Andy Murray does it.

The 22-year-old sportsman, pictured arriving for a practice session on the London club's grass courts,  is now in the enviable position of second seed at this year's competition after knee problems forced out last year's Spanish winner, and world number one, Rafael Nadal.

Carrying the hopes of his countrymen on his shoulders, Andy must be optimistic about his chances of winning the prestigious championship.

His toughest competition is likely to come from Swiss player Roger Federer – playing on centre court on day one – who will be hoping to reclaim the title for the sixth time.

For those attending the first day of world-famous Wimbledon - Monday - there is the chance to watch Roger, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

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Monday June 22, 2009

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