• London Olympics 2012

Murray handed tricky Olympic draw

ESPN staff
July 26, 2012
Andy Murray is going for gold on home soil © Getty Images

Andy Murray will face Stanislas Wawrinka in the opening round at London 2012, with Novak Djokovic a likely semi-final opponent at the All England Club.

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Murray, who returns to the scene of his first Wimbledon final earlier this month, is seeded third for the Olympic competition.

Should he successfully navigate his way past Wawrinka, who will carry the Swiss flag at the Olympic opening ceremony, Murray could face Richard Gasquet in the third round, with Tomas Berdych a likely quarter-final opponent.

A repeat of the Wimbledon final between Murray and Roger Federer is on the cards, with Federer drawn in the opposite side of the draw to the British No. 1. Federer kicks off his bid for Olympic gold against Alejandro Falla, while second seed Djokovic will meet Fabio Fognini in the first round.

Murray will pair up with brother Jamie Murray in the men's doubles, where they will face Austrian duo Jurgen Melzer and Alexander Peya in the first round, while French pair Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet stand between Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins and a place in the second round.

In the women's singles, British No. 1 Heather Watson will fancy her chances of beating Spain's Silvia Soler-Espinosa, but Anne Keothavong has been handed a tough draw in the shape of former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. Britain's third representative Elena Baltacha faces Hungary's Agnes Szavay in the first round.

Top seed Victoria Azarenka has drawn Irina-Camelia Begu, second seed Agnieszka Radwanska will face Julia Goerges in an intriguing first-round match-up, while No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova takes on Shahar Peer.

In the women's doubles, both British pairs have been drawn to face German opponents, with Laura Robson and Heather Watson up against Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki, while Baltacha and Keothavong will face Goerges and Anna-Lena Groenfeld

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