Andy Murray faces Benoit Paire in first round of Wimbledon

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

Andy Murray will face France's Benoit Paire in the first round of Wimbledon - injury permitting.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray will face the world number 48 in the first round at SW19, in a repeat of last year's fourth-round encounter where Murray won in straight sets.

Murray has won his two meetings against 29-year-old Paire, and will look to continue that dominance as he steps up his comeback after long-term hip trouble. He had surgery on his right hip in January, only returning to action on June 18, facing Nick Kyrgios at Queen's. The 31-year-old overcame Stan Wawrinka at Eastbourne on Monday, only to lose in straight sets to fellow Brit Kyle Edmund in the second round on Wednesday.

Murray has yet to confirm his involvement in this year's tournament and can pull out anytime before the match, scheduled for Tuesday. His reward for victory over Paire would be a likely second round meeting with Denis Shapovalov, while Juan Martin Del Potro could prove a testing third-round clash.

Current British number one Edmund will face Australia's Alex Bolt in next week's first round. World number 18 Edmund could be in for a daunting third-round tie however, with 12-time major champion Novak Djokovic lying in wait.

Johanna Konta will face Russia's Natalia Vikhlyantseva in the first round of the women's championships. Konta will meet the 21-year-old from Volgograd when she kick-starts her SW19 quest next week.

British star Naomi Broady will enjoy a Centre Court showing scheduled for Tuesday, when meeting defending champion Garbine Muguruza in first round action. And fellow Brit Gabriella Taylor will take on Canada's Eugenie Bouchard.

British star Cameron Norrie faces an intriguing first-round tie against Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene, who has previously represented Britain. Liam Broady will take on the Canadian world number 32 Milos Raonic.

Related tennis links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages1

Paper Talk: Pogba's U-turn

Paul Pogba has made a dramatic U-turn on his Man United contract stance, Bayern want Man City youngster - all in Tuesday's back pages.

Ben Coley's Farmers Insurance Open preview2

Farmers Insurance Open preview

Ben Coley believes Patrick Cantlay is perfectly prepared to land his second PGA Tour in this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

Check out our latest daily racing preview3

Tuesday's racing preview

Encore D'Or is Ashley Iveson's best bet for Tuesday and he has tips for every race at all three meetings.

4

Daily Nap: Straight and true

David Ord heads to Newcastle on Tuesday where Straight Right is considered a good bet to give weight away to all rivals.

Find out all the main markets movers and Sky Bet Price Boosts5

The Market Place: Secret's out

We round up the details from Sky Bet's trading room including our verdicts on the Price Boosts and a market move for Arthurs Secret at Kelso.

Most Read

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages1

Paper Talk: Pogba's U-turn

Paul Pogba has made a dramatic U-turn on his Man United contract stance, Bayern want Man City youngster - all in Tuesday's back pages.

Ben Coley's Farmers Insurance Open preview2

Farmers Insurance Open preview

Ben Coley believes Patrick Cantlay is perfectly prepared to land his second PGA Tour in this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

Check out our latest daily racing preview3

Tuesday's racing preview

Encore D'Or is Ashley Iveson's best bet for Tuesday and he has tips for every race at all three meetings.

4

Daily Nap: Straight and true

David Ord heads to Newcastle on Tuesday where Straight Right is considered a good bet to give weight away to all rivals.

Find out all the main markets movers and Sky Bet Price Boosts5

The Market Place: Secret's out

We round up the details from Sky Bet's trading room including our verdicts on the Price Boosts and a market move for Arthurs Secret at Kelso.

Racing Tips

Vision Des Flos has some eye-catching novice form from last season

Antepost Angle: Champion & Stayers'

Matt Brocklebank has 100/1 and 33/1 tips as he looks ahead to two of the feature hurdle races at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival.

Check out our latest daily racing preview

Tuesday's racing preview

Encore D'Or is Ashley Iveson's best bet for Tuesday and he has tips for every race at all three meetings.

Daily Nap: Straight and true

David Ord heads to Newcastle on Tuesday where Straight Right is considered a good bet to give weight away to all rivals.

Next Race Off

16:32 Toulouse
14
(14)
Verrazano
J: K Champenois
9
(9)
Chistera
J: F Clozier
10
(10)
Ready For More
J: F Desmigneux

Football Tips

Sporting Life Price Boost for January 22, 2019

Sporting Life Price Boost

Sky Bet have enhanced the odds of a treble on Tuesday's football, exclusively for Sporting Life readers.

Aux Ptits Soins streaks clear at Cheltenham

Sporting Life Tipping Record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in January 2019.

Get your bets on!

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.