Murray facing tough route to glory
Andy Murray was handed a tough start when he was drawn against former world number three and ATP World Tour champion Nikolay Davydenko at Wimbledon.
Expectations around Britain's number one were already low after he followed up his French Open quarter-final exit with three straight defeats on grass, but the Scot is confident he can deal with the high expectations of the British public, who have gone 76 years without a male Wimbledon singles champion.
"The first time I played at Wimbledon there was no pressure to do well because I was 18 and wasn't expected to do that well," he said. "When I got to 21 or 22 it was quite challenging because the expectations rise and you're putting more pressure on yourself. I'm probably more used to it now than a few years ago."
The Wimbledon draw does not get any easier for Murray after his first match. Should he advance to the second round he will meet 6ft 10in bruiser Ivo Karlovic and he could then take on South Africa's Kevin Anderson - another giant at 6ft 8in.
Rising star Milos Raonic is the next towering figure that awaits Murray and after that he is due to face one of the most in-form players in David Ferrer, who knocked Murray out at Roland Garros last month.
Should Murray beat Ferrer he is likely to face the Spaniard's compatriot Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals - a man who has eliminated Murray in each of the last two years at SW19.
And then there is the small matter of a final showdown against either six-time champion Roger Federer or the current holder of the men's title, Novak Djokovic.
Only Jo-Wilfried Tsonga looks likely to stop Nadal from making it to the last four while Djokovic kicks off his campaign against former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero, although the Serb has a pretty straightforward route up to the semi-finals, where he is due to meet Federer.
British number three Jamie Baker will have the chance to cause an upset when he takes on Andy Roddick in the first round while the second-ranked Briton - James Ward - faces Spain's Pablo Andujar.
The other two home prospects Oliver Golding and Josh Goodall face Igor Andreev and Grega Zemlja.
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