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Federer and Murray headline Wimbledon’s Mega Monday

June 24, 2013

LONDON: Dubbed as Mega Monday, the first day of Wimbledon bursts into life later with defending champion Roger Federer, home crowd favourite Andy Murray and women’s contender Maria Sharapova all in action on Centre Court.

Seven-time Wimbledon winner Federer begins his tournament against Victor Hanescu of Romania at 1300 BST, while Russia’s Sharapova takes on Kristina Mladenovic straight after.

Eyes will then focus on last year’s runner-up Murray, who begins his search for an elusive Wimbledon crown in a tie with Germany’s Benjamin Becker.

Other showcourt feature matches include Rafa Nadal, who has his first round match against Steve Darcis on Court One, while French powerhouse Jo-Wilfried Tsonga plays Belgian David Goffin on Court Two.

In the women’s singles, world number two Victoria Azarenka meets Maria Joao Koehler and Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki is up against Spain’s Estrella Cabeza Candela on Court Three.

- Reuters


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