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Placing more men's matches on show courts is not favouritism - Wimbledon chief

12 July 2017

World number one Andy Murray takes on Sam Querrey in a quarter-final clash in the men's singles at Wimbledon on Wednesday (12 July).

"But if you look at his matches that's he's lost, he's lost up against Novak Djokovic where he should have won a few years back (in 2014), and then up against Federer (last year) when he should have won, so I just feel a mental edge will go to Andy, even though his old coach Jonas Bjorkman is in the corner".

Match of the day Andy Murray v Sam QuerreyFirst on Centre Court It could have been Stan Wawrinka or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but instead Andy Murray faces last year's Djokovic-slayer, Sam Querrey, for a place in the semi-finals.

Andy Murray has recorded a straight-sets victory over Benoit Paire to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals. It would also be a 50th Grand Slam quarter-final. A season which led to Olympic gold, the ATP World Tour finals crown, world No.1 spot and, most pertinently as regards Monday, Wimbledon. "I thought he played a very good match with the exception of the third set", Lendl said. Kerber said, "To be honest, I was really surprised that I was playing on Court No. 2".

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Swiss maestro Roger Federer is well on his way to an eighth title on the hallowed turf of the All England Club . Kerber ranking rival Simona Halep (playing Victoria Azarnka) will need a victory to maintain her challenge.

The Serb will have Andre Agassi by his side and should he stand up to the mouth-watering match-up with Juan Martin del Potro in round three, then we could be in for a repeat of the 2013 final which Murray won in three gruelling sets.

The defending champion on Monday needed two hours and 21 minutes to secure a spot in the quarterfinals for the tenth time in a row at Wimbledon, and the 30th time in a Grand Slam, Efe news reported.

Looking back to the fourth round, the big story was Gilles Muller's stunner over Rafael Nadal.

And it is Paire who helped him strengthen that attachment a year ago. However, as if it were a benevolent exception and appropriate justification, he added, "We felt that a former champion and one of the all-time great players deserved to be on Centre Court".

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"Sam obviously likes the conditions here", Murray said, as quoted on ATP World Tour. Querrey is playing well enough, and Murray poorly enough, that it should be a battle, and it would be surprising to see Murray come through in straight sets.

"I would never, ever believe I could be in the semifinal before this tournament". Meanwhile, Gilles Muller plays Marin Cilic first on Court One, before Thomas Berdych faces Novak Djokovic. You'd think he'd feel a similar burden, considering his country hasn't produced a male Grand Slam victor for nearly 14 years.

"We keep thinking Roger Federer should be from Los Angeles". Querrey recovered from 0-40 but a beautifully feathered lob helped Murray create a fourth chance and this time he took it, drawing the error as he forced the tall American to volley off his toes.

Canadian sixth seed Milos Raonic, the runner-up past year, was facing German 10th seed Alexander Zverev, who has never made the quarters of any major.

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Placing more men's matches on show courts is not favouritism - Wimbledon chief