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Murray seeks quarter- final place


Andy Murray is bidding for a place in the Wimbledon quarter finals

Andy Murray is bidding for a place in the Wimbledon quarter finals

Andy Murray is bidding for a place in the Wimbledon quarter finals

The world's top tennis players are all in action on Monday in a Wimbledon extravaganza - with Andy Murray battling for a place in the quarter finals.

Britain's only hope of glory faces Richard Gasquet on Centre Court in the last 16 with thousands of fans cheering on from Murray Mount.

The tricky Frenchman is ranked 30 in the world - 26 places lower than the fiery Scot. But he is capable of causing an upset.

The pair have done battle four times before, with each winning twice.

A Murray victory will see him on course for a titanic battle with world number one Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.

The muscular Spaniard faces Juan Martin Del Potro - who has one Grand Slam win to his name and could present the top seed with a problem.

The 6ft 6in Argentinian provides the sternest test by far for Nadal who needs to win the 125th Championships to prevent world number two, and second seed, Novak Djokovic from elbowing him from top spot.

The Serbian ball blaster is also in action on Monday. He takes on Michael Llodra, 31, world number 35 on Court One after reigning ladies' champion Serena Williams plays Marion Bartoli who has reportedly claimed she has an IQ of 175. That puts her in the top 2% of the world's cleverest people.

All tickets for the main show courts sold out on Sunday after fans began queuing outside the SW19 tennis mecca on Saturday afternoon. By Sunday night, 2,000 spectators were patiently waiting in "The Queue".

Championship bosses release 500 tickets a day for Centre Court and Courts One and Two for fans who could not buy them in advance. But spectators began camping out so early that organisers told other fans to only begin queuing on Monday for any remaining ground passes.

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