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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, London, England, Jun. 23-July 6, Grand Slam The Championsips, Wimbledon 2008
June 23-July 6
London, England
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, London, England, Jun. 23-July 6, Grand Slam
Andy Murray Best British Hope, "Wimbledon Picks" - Day 4
By Tripp Mateschitz, Lawn Tennis Correspondent, Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2008 5:09am CST USA
Andy Murray Wimbledon 2008
Photo by Arena Magazine
LONDON, England (lawntennismag.com)óWith the retirement of Tim Henman of Britian and no serious ladies' prospects, Andy Murray of Britian finds all of England hoping for a win this year at Wimbledon.

Murray reached the 4th round at Wimbledon in 2006 in his best ever finish and also the first time that he'd reached the fourth round of a grand slam.

In the third round Murray had defeated the top American Andy Roddick 7-6(7-4), 6-4, 6-4 before losing to Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in the 4th round 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(7-2).

Last year Murray was forced to miss Wimbledon due to a wrist injury which caused him to withdraw from the French Open and the Queen's grasscourt Wimbledon warmup tournament as well.

This year at the grand slams Murray lost in round one at the Australian Open to Jo-Wilfred Tsonga of France 7-5, 6-4, 0-6, 7-6(7-5) and in round three at the French Open to Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-3, 6-7(3-7), 6-3, 7-5.

Andy Murray of Britian reached the 4th round at Wimbledon in 2006.

Venus Williams (USA)[7] v. Anne Keothavong (GBR)
Williams turned is a lukewarm preformance in round one and faces another British player today as she did in her prior round. Even if Williams is not playing her best, on grass she is still going to win the majority of her matches.
Winner: Williams

Xavier Malisse (BEL) v. Andy Murray (GBR)[12]
Murray should outhit the wildcard Malisse but then most likely would face the very talented German Tommy Haas who reached the world number two ranking in 2002.
Winner: Murray

Andy Roddick (USA)[6] v. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
Roddick will not have to face 4th seeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia in the quarterfinals due to Daveydenko's first round upset. This should motivate him more to win in early rounds.
Winner: Roddick

Ernests Gulbis (LAT) v. Rafael Nadal (ESP)[2]
Nadal is playing better and better with each match. I don't think he would lose before the later rounds at the soonest.
Winner: Nadal

Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) v. Maria Sharapova (RUS)[3]
Two Russians meet as fireworks could be set off as Kudryavtseva meets Sharapova who is not playing her best tennis. Kudryavtseva lost to 2007 champion Venus Williams of the USA 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 last year at Wimbledon. If Sharapova turns in a subpar performance she too could be pushed to the limit.
Winner: Sharapova

Chris Eaton (GBR) v. Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)[25]
Tursunov is one of the many talented Russians on the tour. He should have enough game to advance past Eaton.
Winner: Tursunov

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