Andy Murray and Roger Federer tussle for Wimbledon favouritism

BACK IN THE FIELD: Rafael Nadal, fresh off his record 10th championship at the French Open, returns to Wimbledon after being out past year with an injured left wrist.

The charismatic Croat spoke to the Daily Mail and praised Cilic's credentials on grass. "He (Cilic) plays very well on grass, but nobody talks about him". You want to be at 100 percent or at least as close to 100 percent as you can be.

There will be one all-British matchup in the first round at Wimbledon, with second-ranked Kyle Edmund drawn against qualifier Alex Ward, who is ranked 855th in the world.

If 10-time French Open champion Nadal makes it as far as the last four then it is safe to say his knees have held up a lot better on the grass than in recent years. Rising German star Alexander Zverev, talented Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, last year's runner-up Milos Raonic (who beat Federer in the semifinals) and Djokovic could block his path.

"Yes sure, it's ideal is to win everything beforehand and to feel great in practice, but the most important thing for him is to get through the first week", Federer said.

Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2 to win the title in that year.

As for the women's side, your best bet might be to pick a name out of a hat as it's a completely wide-open field because it's again missing Serena Williams (seven-time champion, including past two years) and Maria Sharapova (2004 winner).

The $6 favorite is Petra Kvitova, the 2011 and 2014 champion who spent five months on the sidelines after being attacked in her home in the Czech Republic. The match will be played on Centre Court.

"We re talking like he s in hospital nearly".

If Federer goes down, it might not comes at the hands of one of his Big Four counterparts - each of whom is a problematic play, by the way. We will see. Roger has a lot of energy, he does everything having a goal in his mind and he is unbelievably motivated.

"As for the women's - we have Kvitova and Pliskova, who are a long way up the market - but the women's draw is traditionally wide=open - look at the French, we had a 100/1 victor there". Murray broke an almost 80-year drought for a Great Britain male by winning Wimbledon back in 2012 and added a second title in 2016.

"The way I know Andy, he is tough as nails".

Though defending champion and world No. 1 Andy Murray enters Wimbledon as the top seed for the first time in his career, he is not the favorite to win the Grand Slam.

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