Murray faces tough Queen's draw

Eurosport - Sun, 06 Jun 17:52:00 2010

Andy Murray faces a tough draw if he is to defend his title at the first grass-court tournament of the year, the AEGON Championships at Queen's Club.

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The 23-year-old, who became the first Brit since Henry Austin in 1938 to win the title in London, could face world number 12 Marin Cilic, top seed Rafael Nadal and second seed Novak Djokovic in consecutive matches if he is to win the title again.

Murray will receive a bye into the second round where he will face either Austrian Daniel Koellerer or Ivan Navarro of Spain. American Mardy Fish is a likely third round opponent for the world number four.

Nadal, who won the Queen's title in 2008, was also handed a bye into the second round where he will face either Marcos Daniel of Brazil or Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic.

The Spaniard, who reclaimed the French Open title in Paris on Sunday, will likely face fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the quarter-finals before running into Murray in the last four.

American Andy Roddick, who was forced to retire with an ankle injury in the semi-finals last year, will be aiming for a record fifth Queen's title but also faces a tough draw as he will face either Igor Kunitsyn or Ilya Marchenko in the second round with Frenchman Gael Monfils a likely quarter-final opponent.

Former runner-up Djokovic will open against either Spain's Pere Riba or Italy's Paolo Lorenzi in the second round and could meet big-serving Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals before running into Roddick in the last four.

Aegon Championship – Queen’s Club: Every day 12.15pm LIVE on British Eurosport (Sky 410 / Virgin 521) & on the Eurosport Player.


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