Andy Murray Faces John Millman At Wimbledon

2 July 2016, 07:07

Andy Murray at Wimbledon 2013 final

Andy Murray will have the benefit of the Centre Court roof once again when he takes on John Millman in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday.

The world number two usually plays one match on Court One during each tournament but organisers have ensured the home favourite does not need to worry about the soggy British summer.

Further rain on Friday meant some second-round matches were still to be completed and there will be play on middle Sunday for the first time since 2004 as a result.

Murray has breezed into round three with straight-sets victories over Liam Broady and Lu Yen-hsun and will hope for more of the same against Australian journeyman Millman.

The 27-year-old will not be the most unlikely man to step onto Centre Court this week but not many of Murray's opponents can boast a spell working in the City on their CV.

That came three years ago, when he suffered a serious shoulder injury that he feared might prematurely end his career.

Millman is now ranked 67 and, although he has only played Murray once before, he can boast 10 victories from 12 previous meetings with British players.

His one match against Murray came in his home-town tournament in Brisbane prior to his injury in 2013, and he took a set off the world number two, who remembers being very impressed.

"I didn't know him before we played in Brisbane,'' said the Scot. "I knew it was his home town. He played extremely well that day. He was ranked, I want to say, about 200 at the time.

"I came off the court and I said to Dani Vallverdu, who I was working with, 'He's top 50 for sure if he keeps going'. I don't know what his ranking is now, but he's pretty close, I think, to that.

"He moves well. He has a great attitude. He's played a few good matches there in Brisbane. But obviously it's a different surface, different place. The match-up will be a bit different on a grass court.''

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