WIMBLEDON '17: Murray eyes 3rd title; Williams won't defend

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GETTYWimbledon tennis Andy Murray will be first on Centre Court

And now, Federer, who turns 36 in August, is poised to break the tie for seven Wimbledon titles he shares with Pete Sampras and take his career tally at the majors to 19.

However, Spain's Rafael Nadal can not be ruled out following his French Open victory last month over Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka, although the Paris match was on a clay surface, unlike Wimbledon's grass courts. However, Nadal has won the tournament twice and reached the final three other times. He is capable of beating Nadal - as he already has at Wimbledon - or Federer or anyone, really, when he puts his mind to it.

"That would have been a heck of a time to say, 'I just proved something miraculous'". He looks great physically. I really enjoy playing.

If the seedings go to plan, Murray will play Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals before taking on Nadal, the champion in 2008 and 2010.

He said: " I would love to be playing in Queen's, obviously. "Can I see the victor coming from anywhere else, probably not".

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"I can not see anybody outside (that group) beating three of those guys to win it, somebody having an incredible run", ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert said.

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Murray is instead believed to have received gyrotonic treatment, known as “yoga for dancers”, at Fulham Football Club in a bid to improve his flexibility, and will continue to undergo treatment ahead of the biggest event on his tennis calendar.

"Originally I was going to take seven weeks off and then play the clay, but I made a decision to take 10 weeks off".

Shriver said, "I agree it's going to be one of the Big Four".

Many questions have been floating around since the beginning of the tennis season. It's his worst surface. "I wish him the best".

The Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova, who won her first title on Sunday (June 25) at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham after recovering from being stabbed in the hand at her apartment in December, has been confirmed as the 11 seed at the tournament.

Murray, the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games gold medallist, pulled out of an exhibition match against France's Lucas Pouille yesterday at London's Hurlingham Club due to a hip injury but is expected to play there on Friday (July 30). She is the one that I think everybody has to look out for. "I do find it stressful but I think it helps me concentrate better". She's certainly more relaxed. "It's been incredible", he told a news conference.

With Serena Williams out of action, the women's side at Wimbledon is wide open. "But negative is, I haven't had any matches whatsoever", he said. "If Venus can tap into her grass-court game where she uses the slice out wide on the deuce side, gets up 15-love nearly every service game, uses her net play, she can be as good of a grass court player as there is out there".

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