Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Murray Says It's Going to Be Another Tricky Day at Wimbledon

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Murray Says It's Going to Be Another Tricky Day at Wimbledon

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ANDY Murray will continue to try to navigate his way through his unorthodox Wimbledon draw when he takes on Frenchman Benoit Paire in round four today.

Perceived wisdom is that tennis is dominated by baseline grinders but Murray may beg to differ after his first week at Wimbledon.

The defending champion's first two opponents, Alexander Bublik and Dustin Brown, see trick shots as routine strategy while his third-round foe Fabio Fognini is one of the most volatile players on tour.

The Italian zoned in and out of the match, racking up 44 winners, 49 unforced errors and one point penalty for a visible obscenity.

Paire is cut from the same cloth and, like Fognini, can be a danger to fancied opponents as well as himself.

Murray will surely never have faced as many drop shots in four consecutive matches in his life, while the Paire backhand is among the best on tour. …

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