Wimbledon 2009: Andy Murray vs. Stanislas Wawrinka

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Stanislas Wawrinka is Andy Murray’s opposition on Wimbledon‘s Centre Court today. Wawrinka, the world No. 19, is the second best player in Switzerland after Roger Federer. Since 2008 Murray is 4-3 against the 24-year-old Swiss. The pair have never met on grass but they know each other well as Wawrinka is a regular practice partner.

I expect Wawrinka to play well but I like Murray. The 22-year-old has a real shot at becoming the first male British Wimbledon champion since Fred Perry way back in 1936.

UPDATE: Andy Murray progressed through to the Wimbledon quarter-finals in a grueling five-set victory against Stanislas Wawrinka.  He beat the Swiss tennis ace 2-6 6-3 6-3 5-7 6-3.