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(4) Andy Murray

  • DOB: 15/05/1987
  • Nationality: GBR
  • Became Pro: 2005
  • Height: 1.91
Murray - lacking confidence.

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The British number one heads into SW19 bidding to scoop an elusive first major title.

Britain's hopes of a Grand Slam champion reaches fever pitch once again as Murray returns to London, bidding to become the first man since Fred Perry in 1936 to hold the men's trophy aloft.

12 months on from his semi-final exit to Andy Roddick, the 23-year-old right-hander heads to the All-England Club lacking in confidence.

Murray's season started in emphatic fashion, reaching the final of the Australian Open - the second Grand Slam final of his career - before falling once again to the great Roger Federer.

But since his runner-up appearance in Melbourne, the Dunblane-born player has failed to hit the heights which saw him rise to number two in the world with several early exits in the American hardcourt stretch.

The world number four managed to battle his way into the fourth round of the French Open before falling to the in-form Tomas Berdych - but the Briton will at least be able to take positives out of reaching the second week on his least-effective surface.

The grass of Wimbledon suits Murray's game much better than the clay - proven by the Scot's title success at Queen's Club last year.

Unable to defend his crown - losing to American Mardy Fish in the third round - Murray has not had the most ideal of preparations for the third major of the campaign, but the home support could inspire him for another latter stages venture at Wimbledon.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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Federer: Grasscourt king Nadal: Imperious form Djokovic: Not fancied Murray - lacking confidence. Roddick - 2009 runner-up. Soderling - dark horse. Davydenko - poor on grass. Verdasco - serial fourth-rounder. Ferrer - clay specialist. Tsonga - injury problem. Cilic - Australian Open semi-finalist. Berdych - semi-finalist at Roland Garros. Youzhny - high on confidence. Ferrero - former world number one. Hewitt - winner in 2002. Melzer - former junior champion.
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