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Live Commentary: Wimbledon day one - as it happened

:Headline: Live Commentary: Wimbledon day one - as it happened:
Sports Mole brings you live updates from day one of Wimbledon.
By , Football Editor | 7y

Good morning and welcome to Sports Mole's live coverage of the opening day of the 126th annual Wimbledon Championships in London.

Rafael Nadal triumphed on clay in the men's French Open two weeks ago, but now we focus our attention on the grass court with another Grand Slam upon us.

Men's world number one Novak Djokovic will attempt to secure his fifth major trophy out of his last seven tournament attempts, while Nadal and Roger Federer are certain to be among the latter stages.

Victory for Federer would see the Swiss equal Pete Sampras's record of seven Wimbledon titles – but he must end a 29-month wait for a Grand Slam.

Home favourite Andy Murray will also look to improve on his showing in Paris - where he was well beaten by Spaniard David Ferrer.

The favourite for the women's crown is undoubtedly current world number one Maria Sharapova, who won Wimbledon at the age of 17, but Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki are also strong on grass.


21.18That's about it from me, for any of the other significant results from today, check out the live scores box on the right. We'll be back tomorrow morning for day two at the All England Club on Sports Mole. See you then.

21.12Just quickly, Rufin does wrap it up 6-4 3-6 5-7 6-4 6-4 to advance to the second round.

21.10While I'm waiting to see if that one comes to a close, here's a round-up of today's headlines before I bid you good night...

21.09If Rufin does win, he'll play the winner of the Almagro-Rochus match which is also in a fifth but has been suspended for the day.

21.08Darcis holds serve and Rufin will now serve for the match at 5-4 in the fifth.

21.06The only game still going is the men's game between Rufin and Darcis, where the former is one game from victory.

21.03Aaaah, just as we creep past 9pm it's all beginning to come to a close at SW19. Zvonereva's match on court one is abandoned due to bad light, as are the Mahut-Lorenzi, McHale-Konta and Almagro-Rochus matches.

21.01Also, it's all over on Court 7, where Istomin has ousted 23rd-seed Seppi 8-6 in the fifth. He'll play Oliver Golding's conquerer Andreev in the next.

20.59It's all happening at Wimbledon! Mahut takes the fourth to take his match against Lorenzi to a fifth. Does the Frenchman ever like to do it the easy way?

20.58GAME, SET AND MATCH! 7-1 was the score in the tiebreak as Wimbledon debutant Hampton knocks out 27th-seed Hantuchova (to my annoyance!) Hampton vs. Watson should be a cracker!

20.57SET! Zvonereva duly obliges and they're level on the second showcourt.

20.56Take back what I said about Almagro! He's broken straight back by Rochus, 1-1 in the decider between those two.

20.56Women's 12th seed Zvonereva is a point away from levelling her match on No. 1 Court at 6-3 up in the tiebreak.

20.54The McHale-Konta ladies' match on 17 is in the depths of a third, it's 7-7 in games! No tiebreaks in the final set of grand slams remember.

20.52Almagro seems to have overcome his wobble in the opening two sets against the small Belgian Rochus. The Spaniard has broken straight away in the fifth.

20.51Watson will play the winner of the Hantuchova-Hampton match going on on 2, where the second set has just gone to a tiebreak. Can 27th-seed Hantuchova take this to a decider?

20.49GAME, SET AND MATCH! Benesova pushes a backhand return long and Watson is absolutely delighted with her first win at Wimbledon. She salutes the adoring crowd, before walking off beaming from ear-to-ear. Swell.

20.48Match point for Watson on Centre, the crowd are loving the performance of the young Guernsey girl.

20.47The game on 2 has come to a brief halt as Hantuchova receives some extra strapping on those supermodel-long legs of hers. The Slovakian is a game from defeat at 5-6 down in the second.

20.46I mentioned earlier that Almagro was a game from victory, sorry this was wrong. The 12th seed actually lost the first two sets and has just taken the fourth to send the match into a fifth.

20.45Double break for Watson! She's now within one game of victory on Centre.

20.44GAME, SET AND MATCH! Mathilde Johansson wraps up the third 6-3 to overcome Tsurenko. She'll face the winner of the McHale-Konta match in the next round.

20.43Double break for Almagro and he's within one of victory on Court 19.

20.40Watson is trying everything to get a double break here. She tracks down every Benesova ball before a delightful drop shot from the Czech brings the marathon game back to deuce. Centre court sighs.

20.37Good ol' Daniela, she saves two match points before levelling the second set at 5-5.

20.36Watson and Benesova are having a right ding-dong game on centre, with the latter serving a 1-4 down.

20.35France's Johansson looks on course for victory on Court 12, she's up 4-2 in the third.

20.34Rufin gets a break in the first game of the fifth in his match against Darcis.

20.34Almagro is a break up early on in the fourth against Rochus, he leads 3-1.

20.32The American tries a drop shot against the long-legged Slovakian and doesn't pull it off, we're at deuce.

20.31Oh no! My crush Hantuchova is match point down against the unknown Hampton.

20.29Rufin has levelled the match with Darcis on 6, they're not two apiece and heading into a decider.

20.28Watson's stretched her lead out to 4-1 in the second on centre, while on 7, Seppi had the chance to close out the match in the fifth but has just been broken back.

20.26On 17, another American Christina McHale and wildcard Brit Johanna Konta are also level in sets.

20.25The final two games I haven't mentioned are on courts 12 and 17. First, Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko and France's Mathilde Johansson are at a set-all.

20.22On Court 3, Jamie Lee Hampton has a one-set lead over the tennis player I most fancied growing up, Daniela Hantuchova. It's on serve in the second (come on Daniela!)

20.19Watson's just broken again in the second to take a 2-0 lead.

20.18Back to the women and their 12th seed Vera Zvonereva is on No. 1 Court where she takes on Germany's Mona Barthel. The underdog took the first 6-2 and the second is evenly poised at 2-2.

20.16Before I tell you about those, Almagro has just taken that third set in the tiebreak. The 12th seed now has a 2-1 lead in sets.

20.14Aside from the Watson match, that leaves four match women's matches going on at the moment...

20.13Another ladies' match has just finished on Court 14, with Maria Kirilenko having no trouble against Romania's Alexandra Cadantu, easing to a 6-1 6-3 win.

20.11SET! Britain's Heather Watson shows no fear on centre court and takes the first 6-2. She's 0-30 down in the opening game of the second though after a double fault on the opening point.

20.10Also, Andreas Seppi and Daniel Istomin are in a fifth set. Clay-court specialist Nicolas Almagro is in a third-set tiebreak with Olivier Rochus, while Jerzy Janowicz has just overcome Simone Bolelli 3-6 6-3 6-3 6-3.

20.06In the men's side of the draw there are five games going on. Paolo Lorenzi leads marathon man Nicolas Mahut by two sets to one on Court 4, while on Court 6 Frenchman Guillaume Rufin leads Belgian Steve Darcis by the same advantage.

20.02Thank you Matt. Right, as I'm just coming on for the first time let's have a quick round-up of what's happening on the first evening of the Championships...

19.59Right, that?s me for today. I shall hand you over to my colleague Pascal Lemesre for the remainder of today?s action. Thanks for joining me!

19.58Meanwhile, Lorenzi vs. Mahut has entered a tie-break at one-set-all.

19.57Barthel has also taken the opening set 6-2 against Zvonareva - it is all happening!

19.55Still no movement in the tight affair between Gallovits and Soler-Espinosa. The pair are locked at one-set-all and 7-8 in the third.

19.55Tsurenko has also secured the opening set 6-3 against Johansson.

19.54McHale has turned things around against Konta to level it at one-set-all. Meanwhile, Hampton has claimed the opening set 6-4 against Hantuchova.

19.52Lorenzi vs. Mahut remains extremely tight with the pair locked at one-set-all and 5-5 in the third. Meanwhile, Almagro leads Rochus 4-2 in the third.

19.50Meanwhile, the Brit has followed it up with a strong hold to lead 4-1.

19.48Watson has also secured an early break against Benesova to move 3-1 ahead.

19.46Switching our focus back to the women - and Kirilenko has taken the opening set 6-3 against Cadantu. Meanwhile, Barthel leads Zvonareva 4-1.

19.44Almagro appears to have finally turned up against Rochus. The Spaniard trails two-sets-to-nil but leads 3-0 in the third.

19.42Result: Dominguez Lino 6-4 7-6 Broady

19.40Istomin has taken control of the fourth set against Seppi with an early break. That one could well be heading for five.

19.38Meanwhile, Watson leads Benesova 2-1 in the opening set.

19.36Darcis has also followed suit to lead Rufin two-sets-to-one.

19.36Meanwhile, Janowicz has moved two-sets-to-one ahead of Bolelli.

19.36It's a great shame for Golding who gave everything to the match. However, he just didn't have enough to overcome the Russian. One thing is for certain, Golding will be back. He has huge potential.

19.34Result: Andreev 1-6 7-6 7-6 7-5 Golding

19.34Rochus has opened up a two-set lead over Almagro. Meanwhile, match point Andreev...

19.34Meanwhile, Rufin will serve to stay in the third set against Darcis.

19.32Andreev holds to love to lead Golding 6-5 in the fourth. Is this one heading for yet another tie-break?

19.30Two more women's matches are underway with Zvonareva taking on Barthel and Tsurenko facing Johansson.

19.28Impressive hold from Golding as he stays in the fourth at 5-5.

19.28Another Brit is underway with Heather Watson taking on Iveta Benesova.

19.26Switching back to the women's opening round of fixtures. Kirilenko has stormed into an early 3-0 lead over Cadantu. Meanwhile, Konta has taken the opening set 7-6 against McHale.

19.24Seppi has taken the third set against Istomin to lead two-sets-to-one. Meanwhile, Andreev holds serve to lead Golding 5-4.

19.22Golding holds! Brilliant from the 18-year-old as he serves and volleys to level it at 4-4 in the fourth.

19.20Golding staves off a break point to tie at at deuce once more. This has a familiar ring on the Brit's serve.

19.18Rochus leads Almagro one-set-to-nil in the other. Meanwhile, Andreev leads Golding two-sets-to-one.

19.18No great drama in the men's draw at the moment with four out of the six games in progress tied at one-set-all.

19.16Two more women's matches are underway with Cadantu taking on Kirilenko and and Hampton facing Hantuchova.

19.14No is the answer. Andreev holds to lead 4-3 in the fourth set.

19.14Brilliant defence from Goulding as he recovers from 0-40 to deuce. Can the Brit secure the break?

19.12Lorenzi has levelled it up at one-set-all with Mahut. Meanwhile, Rufin leads Darcis 4-1 on serve in the third.

19.10... Goulding holds! Brilliant character from the teenager as he levels it at 3-3 in the fourth.

19.10Deuce nine between Golding and Andreev...

19.08Berdych has been eliminated in the opening round after losing three tie-breaks to Gulis. Shock!

19.08Result: Gulbis 7-6 7-6 7-6 Berdych

19.08Big shock on the cards here. Berdych is one point away from going out in the opening round.

19.06Golding passes up another chance to hold as he fires long. We sit at deuce once more. The 18-year-old simply must hold here.

19.04Result: Clijsters 6-2 6-4 Jankovic

19.02Meanwhile, Berdych is in serious danger as he enters a tie-break against Gulbis. The latter leads two-sets-to-nil.

19.02Very impressive from Golding as he recovers from 0-30 to lead 40-30 on serve.

19.00Meanwhile, Rochus has claimed the opening set 7-6 against Almagro.

18.58Result: Falla 6-4 6-7 3-6 7-6 7-5 Isner

18.58Andreev holds with little fuss to take a 3-2 lead in the fourth set.

18.58Switching back to the women - Dominguez Lino has taken the opening set 6-4 against Broady.

18.56Golding holds his serve to level it at 2-2 in the fourth set.

18.56Result: Malisse 6-2 6-2 7-5 Matosevic

18.56Two more sets to tell you about. Darcis has levelled it at one-set-all with Rufin. Meanwhile, Janowicz has followed suit against Bolelli.

18.54Istomin has levelled it at one-set-all with Seppi. Meanwhile, Malisse will serve for the match against Matosevic.

18.54We are just seeing a shot of Andreev's blistered feet. Not the best sight I have ever seen!

18.52Result: Makarova 6-2 3-6 6-3 Brianti

18.50Result: Petrova 6-0 6-2 Camerin

18.48Meanwhile, Isner and Falla just cannot be seperated at the moment. The pair are locked at two-sets-all and 4-5 Falla in the fifth.

18.46Golding cannot hide his frustration as he passes up the chance to set up break point. Andreev leads 1-0 in the fourth.

18.44Almagro and Rochus remain tied at 4-4 in the opening set. Meanwhile, Istomin is up a break against Seppi in the second set.

18.42Result: Harrison 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-2 Lu

18.40Andreev claims the third set as Golding hits the net. The Russian leads two-sets-to-one.

18.38Andreev sets up set point with a wonderful forehand. However, the Russian fires long to leave it level at 7-7.

18.36Oh no, the Brit double faults! We sit at 6-6.

18.36Meanwhile, Golding will serve for the third set in his tie-break with Andreev.

18.34Clijsters leads Jankovic one-set-to-nil and 3-2. Meanwhile, Petrova leads Camerin 6-0 4-1.

18.32Let's take a trip over to the women's side of the draw. Gallovits leads Soler-Espinosa one-set-to-nil. Meanwhile, Makarova leads Brianti 4-1 in the third.

18.30Harrison appears to be on his way against Lu. The American leads two-sets-to-one and 3-1 in the fourth.

18.28Meanwhile, Golding's match with Andreev enters tie-break number two.

18.26Bolelli has also taken the opening set 6-3 against Janowicz.

18.24Meanwhile, Mahut has taken the opening set 6-3 against Lorenzi.

18.24Britain's Naomi Broady is also in action against Lourdes Dominguez Lino. The pair's match is underway.

18.22Falla takes the tie-break! The pair will enter a fifth.

18.22Seppi has taken the opening set in a tie-break against Istomin. Meanwhile, Isner and Falla are tied at 7-7 in their tie-break in the fourth.

18.20Impressive serving from Goulding once more as he moves 5-4 ahead in the third set against Andreev. The pair are tied at one-set-all.

18.18Meanwhile, Clijsters has taken the opening set 6-2 against Jankovic.

18.18Another women's match is underway with McHale taking on Konta.

18.14Malisse has also claimed the second against Matosevic to open up a two-sets-to-nil lead.

18.14Meanwhile, Gulbis has claimed the second set against Berdych to lead two-nil. We have a shock on the cards here!

18.12Oh my word there is a lot happening! It's all fun and games in the early stages of a Grand Slam.

18.10Rufin has taken the opening set 6-4 against Darcis. Meanwhile, Isner and Falla have entered a tie-break in the fourth set.

18.08Back to the women. Clijsters is just one game away from claiming the opening set. Meanwhile, Petrova leads one-set-to-nil 2-0 against Camerin.

18.06Meanwhile, Andreev vs. Golding remains on serve at 2-3 in the third set.

18.04Isner is just one game away from a spot in the second round. Meanwhile, Harrison has taken a two-sets-to-one lead over Lu.

18.02Seppi will serve for the opening set against Istomin. Meanwhile, Bolelli has taken an early 2-0 lead against Janowicz.

18.00Result: Monaco 6-4 7-6 7-6 Mayer

18.00Result: Klizan 7-5 3-6 7-6 1-6 11-9 Chela

18.00Petrova has claimed the opening set 6-0 against Camerin. Meanwhile, Gallovits leads Soler-Espinosa 6-4 1-0.

17.58Another men's match is in progress with Bolelli taking on Janowicz.

17.58Switching our focus back to the women's for a moment. Petrova leads Camerin 5-0 in the opener. Meanwhile, Clijsters leads Jankovic 3-0.

17.56Klizan vs. Chela remains in progress with the former leading 10-9 in the fifth.

17.54Meanwhile, Lorenzi vs. Mahut is underway.

17.54Result: Mayer 7-6 6-2 6-3 Tursunov

17.52Malisse has taken the opening set 6-2 against Matosevic. Meanwhile, Istomin and Seppi remain on serve in the opener at 4-3.

17.50Meanwhile, Petrova is well in control in her match with Camerin. The Russian leads 3-0 in the opening set.

17.48Andreev draws back level with Golding at one-set-all after claiming the tie-break 7-4. Meanwhile, Monaco leads Mayer two-sets-to-nil, but trails 5-6 in the third.

17.46Malisse is well in control against Matosevic. The Belgian leads 5-1 in the opening set.

17.44Klizan holds serve to take an 8-7 lead over Chela in the fifth. Meanwhile, Andreev leads Golding 4-1 in the tie-break.

17.42More fine serving from Golding his match with Andreev enters a tie-break in the second set. Meanwhile, Isner leads Falla two-sets-to-one.

17.40Two more women's matches are underway with Clijsters facing Jankovic and Petrova taking on Camerin.

17.38Chela cannot serve the match out against Klizan. The pair remain locked at 7-7 in the fifth set.

17.36Result: Cetkovska 6-4 6-2 King

17.36Brilliant serving from Golding as he levels it at 5-5 with Andreev in the second. Meanwhile, Rufin vs. Darcis is also underway.

17.34Meanwhile, Venus Williams pledges to play on despite her loss today: "I'm up for challenges. There's no way I'm just going to give up. That's just not me. I'm tough, let me tell you, tough as nails. The only thing I can do is be positive. I love this sport. I feel I can play well and I'm not going to give up on that."

17.32Meanwhile, here's a word from Federer: "I played a very clean match from start to finish. It's always nice to save energy if you want to look further into the draw. I fought hard to get as many breaks as I could and things worked out perfectly," he told the BBC.

17.32Chela breaks Klizan! The Argentine will serve for a spot in the second round.

17.30Meanwhile, Istomin vs. Seppi is also underway.

17.28Andreev has come back into the second set against Golding. The pair remain at 4-4 with the latter one set ahead.

17.26It remains extremely tight between Klizan and Chela. The pair are locked at two-sets-all and 6-6 in the fifth.

17.24Meanwhile, Malisse is up an early break against Matosevic.

17.22Mayer is well in control against Tursunov. The German leads two-sets-to-nil and 3-0 in the third.

17.20Less than an hour and 20 minutes it took for Federer to secure the win. In truth, he was miles too good for his Spanish opponent. Can the Swiss go all the way?

17.20Result: Federer 6-1 6-1 6-1 Ramos

17.20Result: Kerber 6-4 6-1 Hradecka

17.19Ramos holds. However, Federer will now serve for a spot in the next round.

17.19Harrison has taken the second set 6-3 against Lu to level it at one-set-all. Meanwhile, Gulbis has taken the opening set 7-6 against Berdych.

17.17Just like that Federer holds to love. He is just one game away from the next round.

17.16Mayer has taken the second set 6-2 against Tursunov to lead two-sets-to-nil.

17.14Couple of women's scores to get you up-to-date with. Kerber is one game away from victory against Hradeckla. Meanwhile, Cetkovska has taken the opening set 6-4 against King.

17.12However, Ramos's shot just drops over the net as we enter the eighth deuce of the game.

17.10Berdych's opening round match with Gulbis has entered a tie-break in the opening set. Meanwhile, Federer has yet another break point.

17.08Brilliant heart from Ramos as he continues to stave off break points against Federer. Meanwhile, Isner has levelled it at one-set-all with Falla.

17.08Meanwhile, Monaco has taken a two-set lead over Mayer.

17.06Result: Troicki 7-5 7-6 3-6 2-6 8-6 Granollers-Pujol

17.06However, he fires wide. Meanwhile, Troicki has match point against Granollers-Pujol.

17.06Ramos fires wide to hand Federer the chance to move 4-0 ahead.

17.04It's just gone ever so wrong for Ramos. Well it never has gone right in truth. He trails 15-30 on serve and 3-0 in the third.

17.02Federer holds once more to take a 3-0 lead in the third after just 11 minutes. Some performance from the Swiss.

17.00What a match between Granollers-Pujol and Troicki. The pair are tied at two-sets-all and 6-6 in the fifth. Meanwhile, Golding has taken the opening set 6-1 against Andreev.

16.58Game Federer. It goes from bad to worse for Ramos as the Swiss takes a 2-0 lead in the third. Meanwhile, Golding leads Andreev 5-1 in the opening set.

16.56Kerber has taken the opening set 6-4 against Hradecka. Meanwhile, Cetkovska will serve for the opening set against King.

16.56Meanwhile, Mayer has taken control of the second set against Tursunov. The German leads 2-0 on serve.

16.54Federer holds in his first game of the third. Can Ramos realistically recover from this?

16.54Result: Chardy 6-0 6-1 1-0 Volandri (Volandri retires)

16.52Back to the women. Stephens has taken the opening set 6-2 against Pliskova. Meanwhile, Zaniewska has taken her match with Peng into a third.

16.50SET! Federer breaks once more to take the second set 6-1. It's been sensational from the Swiss.

16.50Some response from Golding in his match with Andreev. The Brit has secured three straight games to lead 3-1 in the first.

16.48Federer holds. He is just a singular game away from the second set.

16.48Chardy has taken the second set 6-1 against Volandri to open up a two-set lead. Meanwhile, Mayer has taken the opener 7-6 against Tursunov.

16.46Result: Petzschner 6-4 6-4 6-2 Kavcic

16.46Meanwhile, let's recap the women's current scores. Babos and Oudin remain tied at one-set-all. Meanwhile, Peng vs. Zaniewska has entered a tie-break in the second. The final three games in progress are all currently in the first set.

16.44It's too good from Federer as he breaks to lead 4-1 in the second. It really is a long, long way back for Ramos.

16.42Ramos shows us that he is still in this match with a finely placed forehand. However, Federer really is on top form.

16.40Federer holds serve to lead 3-1 in the second. This is a huge service game for Ramos.

16.38Lu has taken the opening set 6-4 against Harrison. Meanwhile, Petzschner is well on his way against Kavcic with a two-set 4-2 lead.

16.38Meanwhile, Mayer will serve to take the opening set against Tursunov into a tie-break.

16.36Really strong hold from Ramos as he staves off a series of break points to move 2-1 behind Federer in the second.

16.34Not the best of starts for Golding. The Brit is down an early break against Andreev.

16.32Federer holds to move 2-0 ahead in the second set. It seems a long way back for Ramos. Meanwhile, Gulbis vs. Berdych is also underway.

16.32Switching back to the women's opening round. Oudin has levelled it at one-set-all with Babos.

16.30British tennis fans: Oliver Golding's match with Igor Andreev is underway.

16.29It's just sensational from Federer as he sets up three break points with a forehand passing shot - before winning it with a backhand.

16.27Chela has claimed the fourth set 6-1 against Klizan. That match is heading for five.

16.25SET! Federer claims the opening set 6-1 in just 21 minutes.

16.25Meanwhile, we will be focusing our attention on Federer against Ramos.

16.23Two more women's matches are underway with Hradecka facing Kerber and Stephens taking on Pliskova.

16.21Federer is well in control of the opening set against Ramos. The Swiss leads 4-1.

16.19Result: Pironkova 5-7 6-0 7-5 Dolonc

16.19Meanwhile, Falla has taken the opening set 6-4 against Isner.

16.17Perfect opening round match for Sharapova as she storms into the second round with a comfortable victory.

16.17Result: Sharapova 6-2 6-3 Rodionova

16.17The Russian moves ahead 30-15 as Rodionova hits the net. However, a double fault allows her opponent back into the game.

16.17Meanwhile, Granollers-Pujol has taken the fourth set against Troicki. The pair head for a fifth.

16.15Sharapova moves 15-0 ahead with a powerful backhand. However, Rodionova produces a winner of her own to level it at 15-15.

16.15Cervantes-Huegun has taken the fourth set against Cipolla to send that one into five.

16.13Rodionova holds her serve to move 5-3 behind Sharapova. However, the Russian now has a chance to serve this one out.

16.11Scrap that. Chardy takes the opening set 6-0. That one has been a no-contest thus far.

16.11Meanwhile, Chardy is making light work of Volandri. The Frenchman leads 5-0 in the opening set.

16.09Sharapova serves her third double as Rodionova secures the break.

16.09Sharapova fires wide as Rodionova sets up three break points.

16.07Fantastic start from Federer. The Swiss leads 2-0 on serve against Ramos. Meanwhile, Harrison vs. Lu is also underway.

16.07She's got it! Sharapova breaks to take a 5-1 lead. The Russian will serve for a spot in the second round.

16.05Monaco has taken the opening set 6-4 against Mayer. Meanwhile, Sharapova has the chance to move 5-1 ahead in the second.

16.03There are currently three men's matches which could head to a fifth. Kilizan vs. Chela, Carvantes-Huegun vs. Cipolla and Granollers-Pujol vs. Troicki.

16.01A certain Swiss player called Federer has just got his match with Ramos underway.

16.01Meanwhile, Monaco will serve for the first set against Mayer.

15.59Thank you Liam, what a lovely man. Right, back to the action. Sharapova holds serve to move 4-1 ahead in the second set.

15.57Right, that's as far as I go. @MLAW29 will see you through the next few hours. I'll leave you in capable hands!

15.56Break for Sharapova, who now leads 3-1 in the second.

15.54SET! Martin Klizan wins through 8-6 on a tie-breaker to go 2-1 up in sets against Chela.

15.52Sharapova holds serve to take a 2-1 lead in the second set.

15.50SET! Timea Babos records a 6-4 success over AEGON Classic winner Melanie Oudin.

15.49Right, back to Sharapova vs. Rodionova. The second set is underway, with the scores level at one game apiece.

15.47Result: Mathieu 3-6 4-5 Simon (Mathieu retires with a groin injury)

15.45So the villain of Queen's exits Wimbledon at the round one stage to Tipsarevic. I like Tipsarevic - potential quarter-finalist for me.

15.45Result Nalbandian 4-6 6-7[4] 2-6 Tipsarevic

15.44Elsewhere, the big-serving John Isner is underway against Alejandro Falla.

15.43Result: Becker 6-7 7-5 6-0 6-4 Blake Blister-ridden Blake surrenders a one-set lead against Becker to exit Wimbledon at the first hurdle.

15.42SET! Granollers reduces his deficit against Troicki to two-sets-to-one thanks to 6-3 success in the third.

15.41SET! Well that didn't last long. Sharapova breaks the Rodinova serve to wrap up the opening set 6-2.

15.40Shuai Peng is underway against Sandra Zaniewska.

15.38SET! Having lost the opening set 7-5 to Dolonc, Pironkova responded in bullish fashion with a 6-0 success.

15.37BREAK! What is going on here! Sharapova looked to be running with this match. However, Rodinova has broken the Russian's serve to reduce the arrears to 5-2 in Sharapova's favour.

15.36Meanwhile, Rodinova is putting up a decent fight on the Sharapova serve. The scores are now locked at deuce. Good to see.

15.35SET! Cervantes keeps his hopes alive as he wins the third set against Cipolla 6-3. He now trails 2-1 in sets.

15.32FINALLY! Rodinova holds her composure to save three set points and serve out to win her first game of the match. That received the biggest cheer of the day from the Wimbledon crowd! She still has a mountain to climb, trailing Sharapova 5-1.

15.31SET! Philipp Petzschner wins the opening set 6-4 against Blaz Kavcic.

15.30No! Back to deuce.

15.30Third set point for Sharapova. Surely she will make it this time, won't she?!

15.28...but the world number one hits long! Nobody wants to win this game at the moment!

15.27...No! A slow serve is powered past her by Sharapova, who now has set point...

15.27Another game point for Rodinova. Can she get on the board...

15.26Quick trip away from Centre Court to tell you that Juan Monaco and Leonardo Mayer are underway.

15.25...but she can only find the net as Rodinova survives - for now!

15.24Set point Sharapova...

15.24...Oh dear, she sends it wide with the type of shot that I would play! We're now level at deuce.

15.23Game point for Rodionova...

15.23So it's goodbye from Joshua Goodall as the first male Brit bites the dust at the hands of Grega Zemlja.

15.22Result: Zemlja 6-4 3-6 7-6[3] 6-4 Goodall

15.20It's now 5-0 to Sharapova in just 14 minutes! That was slightly better from Rodionova in that game as she achieved two points - which is one more that she had managed in their entire match up until that point!

15.17Elsewhere at SW19 Radek Stepanek is underway against Sergiy Stakhovsky.

15.16...who takes it at the first time of asking. 4-0 Sharapova! Could this be the quickest match in Wimbledon history?!?

15.15Meanwhile, three break points for Sharapova...

15.15SET! Tsvetana Pironkova loses the first set to Russia's Vesna Dolonc 7-5

15.13SET! Becker goes two-sets-to-one up on Blake with a 6-0 thumping. American Blake is currently receiving treatment for bad blisters.

15.123-0 to Sharapova, who has dropped just one point in six minutes! Awesome stuff from the Russian.

15.11SET! Blimey, it's all happening! Viktor Troicki goes two sets up against Granollers with a 7-5 success in a tie-break.

15.10Is the writing already on the wall for Rodionova? No French Open hangover for Miss Sharapova, who breaks her opponent at the first time of asking for a 2-0 lead in the opening set.

15.09SET! Gilles Simon wins 6-3 in the opening set of his match against fellow Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu.

15.08SET! Tipsarevic appears to be on his way to victory over the vicious Nalbandian. The Serbian has won a second-set tie-break 7-4 to open up a two-set lead.

15.07Well that was rather easy! Sharapova records a love game on her own serve.

15.06Cracking shot down the line from Sharapova, who opens up a 30-0 lead. A rather loud grunt accompanies the shot!

15.05Back to Centre Court and 2004 champ Sharapova is underway against Rodionova.

15.04Thanks Matthew! Before we talk about Sharapova (who will get underway in a couple of minutes) let's take a second to pay tribute to Venus Williams. She may have lost at the first stage this afternoon, but the five-time champion featured despite missing seven months with illness and injury. Our match report of her defeat to Elena Vesnina can be found here.

14.59Right, that's me for now. I am due some lunch. I shall hand you over to the ever-impressive Liam Apicella. See you in an hour!

14.57Fognini has taken the third set 6-4 against Llodra. Meanwhile, we will be focusing our attention on Sharapova's match with Rodionova.

14.56Result: Hlavackova 6-1 6-2 Chang

14.56Switching back to the women. Foretz has taken the opening set 6-4 against Niculescu. Meanwhile, Dolonc and Pironkova remain level at 5-5 in the opening set.

14.54Meanwhile, Nalbandian's match with Tipsarevic has entered a tie-break in the second set.

14.54Result: Vesnina 6-1 6-3 V.Williams

14.52Meanwhile, Zemlja has taken a two-sets-to-one lead over Goodall.

14.50So there we have it. Djokovic secures his spot in round two with a three-set victory over Ferrero. In truth, the Serbian controlled the match from the onset as he continues his search for a second consecutive Wimbledon title.

14.50Result: Djokovic 6-3 6-3 6-1 Ferrero

14.48Meanwhile, Venus Williams is in danger of going out in the first round. She trails 2-5 in the second.

14.46Ferrero sets up break point with a powerful forehand. However, it is quickly deuce as the Spaniard fires long.

14.44Ferrero holds serve. However, Djokovic will now serve for a spot in the second round.

14.44Goodall's match with Zemlja has indeed entered a tie-break in the third set. Meanwhile, Cipolla has taken a two-set lead over Cervantes-Huegun.

14.42It gets better and better for Novak as he hits ace number 12 to move 5-0 ahead.

14.42Djokovic breaks once more. The Serbian is racing towards the finish line. He leads 4-0 in the third.

14.40Tipsarevic will also serve for the chance to take a two-set lead over Nalbandian.

14.40Meanwhile, Zemlja holds his serve to lead Goodall 6-5 in the third. The Brit must serve to take it into a tie-break.

14.38Djokovic holds to lead 3-0 in the third set. It is only a matter of time now.

14.38Fognini has taken control of the third set against Llodra. The Italian leads 4-1. Meanwhile, Mathieu and Simon are level at 1-1 in the first.

14.36Berlocq's match with Bemelmans looks to be heading for five sets. The former leads 4-1 in the fourth with the latter two-sets-to-one ahead.

14.34Djokovic breaks! The Serbian is really flying high now as he takes a 2-0 lead in the third.

14.32Venus Williams is making it much more of a contest in the second set against Vesnina. The pair are tied at 2-2.

14.31Djokovic hits ace number seven to take a 1-0 lead in the third. Meanwhile, Zemlja and Goodall are tied at 4-4 in the third.

14.29Ferrero reminding us why he used to be the world's best player with a passing shot at the net. Unfortunately for him, he is up against currently the world's best.

14.27Switching over to the women. Daniilidou has taken the opening set against Jovanovski. Meanwhile, Hlavackova has taken the opener 6-1 against Chang.

14.25Meanwhile, the all-French affair Mathieu vs. Simon is also underway.

14.23SET! Ferrero fires long as Djokovic takes the second set 6-3. The Serbian leads two-sets-to-nil.

14.23However, he fires wide once more. I don't think the Serbian wants to take this second set.

14.22It's as delightful as they come from Djokovic as he produces a delicate chip to set up another set point - number four in fact.

14.22Meanwhile, Fognini has levelled it at one-set-all in his match with Llodra.

14.20But he cannot take it. Djokovic fires long as we sit at 40-40 on the Ferrero serve.

14.20Brilliant defence from Ferrero as he staves off the first of Djokovic's set points. However, the Serbian has one more.

14.18Djokovic staves off four break points to lead 5-3 in the second. The Serbian is a game away from a two-set lead.

14.16Meanwhile, Bemelmans has taken the third set 6-3 against Berloq. The Belgian leads two-sets-to-one.

14.14Not the best of starts for Venus Williams as she loses the opening set 6-1 to Vesnina.

14.14Meanwhile, Goodall is up an early break in the third set against Zemlja.

14.12Just like that Djokovic closes the door with a wonderful ace. 40-40.

14.12Ferrero passes up the first of his break points as he fires long. However, the Spaniard has another.

14.10It's brilliant from Djokovic as he starts the game with two terrific forehand winners. He leads 4-3 in the second.

14.08Meanwhile, it's an important hold for Ferrero as he moves 4-3 behind Djokovic in the second set.

14.08Result: Verdasco 7-6 6-4 7-5 Wang

14.06Switching our focus to the ladies once more. Hsieh has taken the opening set 6-2 against Razzano. Meanwhile, Vesnina leads Venus Williams 5-0 on serve.

14.06Meanwhile, Klizan has taken the opening set 7-5 against Chela.

14.06Djokovic holds his serve to move 4-2 ahead in the second set. It's all fairly routine for the Serbian at the moment.

14.04Result: Youzhny 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-3 Young

14.04Blake has claimed the opening set 7-6 against Becker after winning the tie-break 7-4. Meanwhile, Llodra has taken the opening set 6-3 against Fognini.

14.02Fascinating encounter between Youzhny and Young. The former leads two-sets-to-one and 5-3 in the fourth. He will serve for a spot in the second round.

14.00Meanwhile, it's a much-needed hold from Ferrero as he closes the gap to 3-2 in the second set.

14.00Goodall has indeed claimed the second set 6-3 against Zemlja to level it at one-set-all.

13.58It's wonderful from Djokovic as he releases an overhead volley to take a 3-1 lead in the second. Ferrero just cannot get going.

13.56Great news for Josh Goodall fans. The Brit has broken in the second to lead 5-3. Meanwhile, Becker vs. Blake has entered a tie-break in the first set.

13.54It's all going Djokovic's way now. The Serbian breaks to move 2-1 ahead in the second set.

13.52Result: Russell 6-3 6-1 7-6 Menendez-Maceiras

13.52Oh deary me Venus Williams. The American trails 3-0 in the opening set. Meanwhile, Rus vs. Doi is also underway in the women's draw.

13.50Just like that Djokovic holds to love to level it at 1-1 in the second. Meanwhile, Tipsarevic has indeed claimed the opening set against Nalbandian.

13.48Ferrero holds his serve in the opening game of the second set. Meanwhile, Tipsarevic is serving for the opening set against Nalbandian.

13.46Result: Benneteau 6-2 7-5 7-6 Muller

13.44Venus Williams has not made the best start against Vesnina. She is down an early break.

13.44SET! The Djokovic errors are just starting to dry up as he takes control of this match by securing the opener 6-3.

13.42Djokovic breaks! Suddenly the Serbian has clicked into gear in this match. He leads 5-3 in the opening set.

13.42Meanwhile, Cipolla has taken the opening set 6-2 against Cervantes-Huegun.

13.40Likewise for Menendez-Maceiras vs. Russell with the latter leading two-sets-to-nil.

13.40Meanwhile, Muller vs. Benneteau has entered a tie-break in the third set. The latter will secure the victory if he can take it.

13.38Djokovic holds his serve to take a 4-3 lead in the first set.

13.38Switching to the women's opening round for a moment. Hsieh leads Razzano 3-0. Meanwhile, Venus Williams has just got her match with Elena Vesnina underway.

13.36Meanwhile, Berlocq has taken the tie-break 7-4 against Bemelmans. The pair are locked at one-set-all.

13.35Ferrero is showing that there is plenty of life still in him yet as he holds to level it at 3-3.

13.34Meanwhile, Youzhny has taken the third set 6-2 against Young to lead two-sets-to-one.

13.32Result: Gasquet 6-2 6-2 6-2 Kamke

13.32Llodra has made a fantastic start against Fognini. The Frenchman leads 3-0 in the opening set.

13.30Djokovic secures his second game in a row to lead 3-2 in the first. Meanwhile, Tipsarevic is up an early break on Nalbandian.

13.28That's more like it from Djokovic as he strikes back to level it at 2-2 in the opening set.

13.28Disappointment for Britain's Goodall as he loses the opening set 6-4 against Zemlja. Meanwhile, Berlocq and Bemelmans has entered a tie-break in the second set.

13.26Ferrero breaks! Djokovic slips and the Spaniard plays a winning forehand to lead 2-1 in the first.

13.26Gasquet is well on his way to the second round against Kamke. The Frenchman leads two-sets-to-nil and 4-2 in the third.

13.24Again it's wide from Djokovic as we sit at deuce four.

13.22Meanwhile, Verdasco has taken the second set 6-4 against Wang to lead two-sets-to-nil.

13.22Longest rally of the match as Djokovic fires out once more. The Serbian has not settled in this one thus far.

13.20Meanwhile, Benneteau has broken Muller in the third. The Frenchman will serve for a spot in round two.

13.18Djokovic passes up 30-0 to hand break point to Ferrero. However, the Spaniard fires out as we sit at 1-1 deuce.

13.17That's all the women's early matches over then! They certainly do not hang around.

13.16Result: Radwanska 6-3 6-3 Rybarikova

13.15Result: Cirstea 6-4 6-1 Parmentier

13.15Ferrero answers straight back with a hold of his own to level it at 1-1.

13.13Nalbandian's match with Tipsarevic is also underway. As is Becker vs. Blake.

13.11Perfect start for Djokovic as he holds to love. The Serbian looks extremely relaxed early on.

13.11Result: Morita 6-4 6-3 Gajdosova

13.09Here we go then. Djokovic to serve first.

13.09We will be focusing our attention on Djokovic and Ferrero. Meanwhile, we will keep you up-to-date with the rest of the action.

13.07Cirstea is just a singular point away from overcoming Parmentier. Meanwhile, Radwanska leads 4-3 against Rybarikova in the second.

13.05Women's latest scores: Cirstea 6-4 4-1 Parmentier, Gajdosova 4-6 2-4 Morita, Radwanska 6-3 3-2 Rybarikova.

13.05Men's latest scores: Muller 2-6 5-7 2-2 Benneteau, Berlocq 5-7 3-3 Bemelmans, Menendez-Maceiras 3-6 1-6 1-2 Russell, Kamke 2-6 2-6 1-1 Gasquet, Verdasco 7-6 4-2 Wang, Youzhny 4-6 6-3 0-0 Young.

13.03The defending champion Novak Djokovic has just emerged onto Centre Court.

13.01Goodall has made the perfect start - holding his serve to lead 1-0. Meanwhile, Youzhny leads Young 5-3 in the second set.

12.59Brit Josh Goodall has just got his first-round match underway against Grega Zemlja.

12.59Result: Tatishvili 6-4 6-2 Tanasugarn

12.59Gasquet has taken the second set 6-2 against Kamke. The Frenchman leads two-sets-to-nil.

12.57Rybarikova has returned to the court. However, she trails one-set-to-nil and 3-1 in the second.

12.55Russell has taken the second set 6-1 against Menendez-Maceiras. The American leads two-sets-to-nil.

12.53Four women's results already in on day one then. They certainly do not hang around. Meanwhile, Rybarikova is currently receiving treatment on an injured ankle sustained in her match with Radwanska.

12.51Result: Lisicki 6-4 6-2 Martic

12.49Result: Giorgi 6-4 6-3 Pennetta

12.49Result: Na 6-3 6-1 Pevak

12.47A stat courtesy of Infostrada Sports on Twitter: "Novak Djokovic has not lost in the first round of a Grand Slam since the 2006 Australian Open, when he was only 18." Not good news for his opponent!

12.45Meanwhile, Benneteau has taken the second set 7-5 against Muller. The Frenchman leads two-sets-to-nil.

12.43Result: Stosur 6-1 6-3 Suarez Navarro

12.43Verdasco has claimed the opening set 7-6 against Wang following a tie-break.

12.41Stosur is one game away from a spot in the second round - as is Giorgi. Meanwhile, Lisicki leads Martic 6-4 4-2.

12.39Meanwhile, Benneteau has broken Muller to lead 6-5 in the second. The Frenchman will serve for a two-set lead.

12.39Gasquet is well in control of his first-round match against Kamke. The Frenchman leads one-set-to-nil and 3-0 in the second.

12.37Meanwhile, the opening set between Verdasco and Wang has entered a tie-break.

12.35Just as I say that, Stosur moves 4-2 ahead in the second. Curse of the commentator strikes again.

12.35It had appeared that Stosur would be the first women through to the second round. Howeber, she is finding the second set slightly tougher against Suarez Navarro.

12.33Meanwhile, Bemelmans has taken the opening set 7-5 against Berlocq.

12.31Result: Sweeting 6-2 2-0 Starace (Starace retires)

12.31Women's latest scores: Cirstea 5-4 Parmentier, Gajdosova 4-6 0-0 Morita, Giorgi 6-4 2-1 Pennetta, Na 6-3 1-1 Pervak, Martic 4-6 1-2 Lisicki, Radwanska 6-3 0-0 Rybarikova, Suarez Navarro 1-6 2-2 Stosur, Tanasugarn 4-6 0-0 Tatishvili.

12.29Men's latest scores: Muller 2-6 4-4 Benneteau, Berlocq 5-6 Bemelmans, Menendez-Maceiras 3-6 0-0 Russell, Sweeting 6-2 2-0 Starace, Kamke 2-6 0-2 Gasquet, Verdasco 5-4 Wang, Youzhny 4-6 0-0 Young.

12.27Russell has claimed the opening set 6-3 against Menendez-Maceiras. Meanwhile, in the women's - Radwanska takes the opener 6-3 against Rybarikova.

12.25Young has taken the opening set 6-4 against Youzhny. Meanwhile, it is as tight as they come between Berlocq and Bemelmans with the pair locked at 5-5.

12.23Wow, that's some response from Na. She won three games in a row to take the opening set 6-3 over Pervak.

12.21More from Tim Henman: "Djokovic, Nadal and Federer have dominated the slams and Murray's not won one yet. If we see what happens now and he has a good Wimbledon, we'll see the gap isn't getting any wider. He'll be looking to improve. The semis are the status quo, to get to the final would be a great achievement."

12.19Gasquet has indeed taken the opening set 6-2 against Kamke after struggling in the early stages. Meanwhile, Muller leads Benneteau 3-2 in the second.

12.17Another set in the women's draw as Lisicki claims the opener 6-4 against Martic. Meanwhile, it is looking increasingly likely that Stosur will become the first women through to the second round. She leads 6-1 2-0 against Suarez Navarro.

12.15It's going quite nicely for the American men thus far with Russell, Sweeting and Young all ahead.

12.13Another set taken in the women's draw with Giorgi winning the first 6-4 against Pennetta.

12.13Gasquet has just started to take control of the opening set against Kamke. He will serve for 5-2. Meanwhile, Sweeting has taken the opening set 6-2 against Starace.

12.11Interesting match between Na and Pervak with the Chinese leading 4-3 on serve in the opening set. Meanwhile, Radwanska leads Rybarikova 4-1.

12.09Stosur has taken the opening set 6-1 against Suarez Navarro. She seems intent on recovering from her disappointment in the French.

12.07However, John McEnroe has backed Serena Williams to cause a stir this year. Is she your favourite?

12.05We are just seeing some shots of Sharapova in practice. She looks extremely focused. She is the women to beat this year.

12.03Gasquet is finding it tough in the opening set against Kamke with the pair locked at 2-2. Meanwhile, Sweeting leads Starace 4-1.

12.01Benneteau has taken the opening set 6-2 against Muller. The Frenchman is certainly not hanging around.

11.59Women's latest scores: Cirstea 2-2 Parmentier, Gajdosova 1-2 Morita, Giorgi 4-2 Pennetta, Na 2-2 Pervak, Martic 3-1 Lisicki, Radwanska 2-1 Rybarikova, Suarez Navarro 0-5 Stosur, Tanasugarn 1-4 Tatishvili.

11.59Men's latest scores: Muller 1-5 Benneteau, Berlocq 2-2 Bemelmans, Menendez-Maceiras 0-2 Russell, Sweeting 3-0 Starace, Kamke 1-2 Gasquet, Verdasco 2-1 Wang, Youzhny 2-2 Young.

11.57John McEnroe has backed Federer to win Wimbledon this year. Who are you backing? Not a lot of noises for Murray to be honest.

11.55The great American hope Ryan Sweeting leads Potito Starace of Italy 2-0 in the opening set. Meanwhile, Benneteau has raced into a 4-1 lead against Muller.

11.53Na is also 2-0 up early on against Ksenia Pervak. Meanwhile, Camila Girogi leads Flavia Pennetta 3-1.

11.51Switching our focus to the women's draw. Stosur leads Suarez Navarro 3-0 in the opening set. Meanwhile, Anna Tatishvili leads Tamarine Tanasugarn by the same scoreline.

11.49Early break for Julien Benneteau in his match with Gilles Muller. The Frenchman leads 2-1 in the opening set. Meanwhile, Gasquet and Kamke remains on serve at 1-1 thus far.

11.47Meanwhile, Federer has told the BBC: "If I win Wimbledon I will be world number one again, but that is not my focus right now."

11.45Right, all 15 matches due for an 11.30am start are underway. We will keep you in touch with the big movements in each tie.

11.45Meanwhile, Young has broken back against Youzhny to level it at 1-1 in the opening set.

11.43Richard Gasquet's match with Tobias Kamke is also underway.

11.43We are getting underway all over the place now with Li Na and Sam Stosur all starting their first-round clashes.

11.41First break of the tournament as Mikhail Youzhny breaks the serve of Donald Young to take a 1-0 lead.

11.39Matches are getting underway on the outside courts. Wimbledon is upon us.

11.37Interesting discussion on the BBC between Tim Henman and John McEnroe about the possible addition of a fifth-set tie-break! The latter is in favour!

11.35London really is a wonderful place to be when the sun is shining. Barcelona who?

11.33Just a reminder that Djokovic, Ferrer, Nalbandian, Sharapova and Venus Williams are all in action today.

11.31Five Britons are also in action in the singles today - Joshua Goodall, Oliver Golding, Heather Watson, Naomi Broady and Johanna Konta.

11.29A word from Andy's brother, Jamie Murray on Twitter: "Less than five minutes until the first ball gets hit at Wimbledon! Who's all going to watch today?!"

11.29Will we have any shocks on the opening day? It doesn't happen often, but today could be the day!

11.27Seven men's matches will get underway at 11.30am. Meanwhile, eight will begin on the women's side of the draw.

11.25The weather has joined us today in London. It's a glorious one. Let's hope it lasts!

11.23Right, we are just shy of five minutes away from the beginning of this year's Wimbledon. Henman Hill, Rusedski Ridge, Murray Mound - pick one of the three - is filling up nicely!

11.21A list of the key matches on day one can be found here.

11.19Sergiy Stakhovsky is third on Court Two against Radek Stepanek, before Igor Andreev takes on Britain?s Oliver Golding.

11.17Court Two will be opened by Agnieszka Radwanska and Magdalena Rybarikova. Meanwhile, Venus Williams takes on Elena Vesnina.

11.15The controversial figure of David Nalbandian is on Court One against Janko Tipsarevic. Meanwhile, Federer takes on Albert Ramos in match two. Kim Clijsters is also in action against Jelena Jankovic.

11.13Tomas Berdych will also take to Centre Court in his first-round match with Latvian Ernests Gulbis.

11.11Djokovic is in action today as he takes on Juan Carlos Ferrero on Centre Court at 1pm. Meanwhile, Sharapova takes on Anastasia Rodionova in the second match.

11.09Looking ahead to today's action. Play will begin on every court, other than Centre and Court One, at 11.30am.

11.09Even Venus Williams knows how to win Grand Slams, and despite her recent troubles, she could come back with a bang. One thing is for certain, as usual, the women's draw is much more open than the men's!

11.07On the women's side of the draw - Serena Williams will be keen to make up for her first-round defeat in France. Meanwhile, defending champion Petra Kvitova, former world number one Victoria Azarenka and 2007 runner-up Marion Bartoli are also worth a mention.

11.05Cases could also be made for the likes of Thomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Del Potro. However, it is difficult to look past the top four in the men's draw.

11.03However, it has been two-and-a-half years since Federer last won a Grand Slam. If he were to secure the trophy, he would be guaranteed to get back to number one in the rankings. He would also become the first player over the age of 30 to hold down the trophy since Andre Agassi.

11.01The other lucky man? Del Potro who won the US Open in 2009. What of Federer you ask? Well the Swiss won six championships and made one final in a seven-year span at Wimbledon between 2003-09.

10.59Looking at the men's favourites for a moment. Either Nadal or Djokovic have won each of the past nine major tournaments. They have also met in the last four finals. Add Federer into the equation and those three have won 28 of the past 29 majors on offer.

10.59For the 16th time in the 18 Grand Slams the pair have played, Murray is in the same draw as Nadal. The Spaniard has also beaten Murray in the semi-finals in the last two years.

10.57He could then face the huge serve of Ivo Karlovic in the second round, before facing Kevin Anderson in the third and then Marin Cilic or Milos Raonic in the fourth round. He could then face Ferrer - who he lost to in Paris - in the last eight. Or an equally tough match against Juan Martin Del Potro.

10.55Our very own Andy Murray must once again do it the hard way if he is to progress to the semi-finals this year. The British number one will face Russian Nikolay Davydenko in his first-round match on Tuesday.

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