Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Game, Set and Match as Summer of Tennis Returns

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Game, Set and Match as Summer of Tennis Returns

Article excerpt

HOW fortunate we are to live in a country where for two weeks every year it's perfectly acceptable, in fact expected, to sit around watching daytime telly while scoffing strawberries, cream and Pimms. What a time to be alive. And with defending champion Andy Murray opening play on Centre Court today, you won't want to miss the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships.

Andy won his second men's singles title last year following a brilliant victory over Canada's Milos Raonic. As Wimbledon starts, he is number one seed, with his biggest threats likely to be Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Defending ladies' singles champion Serena Williams will be absent due to her pregnancy (you might have guessed if you saw that cover of Vanity Fair), meaning the field is wide open.

Sue Barker introduces live coverage beginning on BBC2 at 11. …

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