Wimbledon: Andy Murray’s route to glory?

Novak Djokovic after winning the Wimbledon final last year. Picture: Getty
Novak Djokovic after winning the Wimbledon final last year. Picture: Getty
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Andy Murray, drawn in the opposite half to world No 1 Novak Djokovic, could meet Rafael Nadal in the last eight before a potential semi with Roger Federer. Here, is Murray’s possible route to his second Wimbledon title.

Round 1 - Mikhail Kukushkin

Kukushkin, ranked 58th in the world, reached the third round at Wimbledon last year, but Murray has won both of his previous meetings against him.

Round 2 - Robin Haase

Haase’s powerful serve is a potent weapon on grass and the Dutchman has caused Murray problems in the past, taking a two-set lead over the Scot at the 2011 US Open before losing in five.

Round 3 - Andreas Seppi

Murray has not lost to Seppi in the pair’s last six meetings, but the Italian is not to be underestimated, particularly after he knocked out Roger Federer in the third round of the Australian Open this year.

Round 4 - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Tsonga lost to Murray in the 2012 semi-finals at Wimbledon, but the 13th seed arrives at SW19 in good form after making the French Open semis. The Frenchman’s powerful game is well suited to grass.

Quarter-final - Rafael Nadal

A disappointing year so far has seen Nadal slip to 10th in the world rankings, but the two-times Wimbledon champion has shown signs of a resurgence. If he makes it through to the second week, the Spaniard will be a force to be reckoned with.

Semi-final - Roger Federer

Federer is bidding to win a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon crown this year and, while the No 2 seed is not the unstoppable force he once was, he remains a strong contender.

Final - Novak Djokovic

Djokovic looked almost invincible before Stan Wawrinka beat him in the French Open final three weeks ago, but the Serb has beaten Murray eight times in a row and is strong favourite to clinch a third Wimbledon title.