Wimbledon: Andy Murray to face Benjamin Becker in the third match on Centre Court

Last Updated: 24/06/13 7:53am

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Andy Murray: The world No 2 was runner-up to Roger Federer last year

Andy Murray: The world No 2 was runner-up to Roger Federer last year

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Andy Murray will launch his Wimbledon campaign late on Monday afternoon on Centre Court as he goes in search of his first title at SW19.

Last year's runner-up will face Germany's Benjamin Becker in the third match on the main show court.

Murray's contest follows the opening encounter between defending champion Roger Federer and Victor Hanescu, and the clash between Maria Sharapova and Kristina Mladenovic.

Federer will be aiming to secure a record eighth title at SW19 while Russian Sharapova will be looking to win her first title at the All England Club since 2004, when she triumphed as a 17-year-old.

Spain's two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal, seeded fifth this year, starts his campaign in the second match on Court One when he faces Belgian Steve Darcis.

Court One action begins with the tussle between women's second seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Portugal's Maria Joao Koehler.

The appealing clash between Australia's 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt, who reached the semi-finals at Queen's, and 11th-seeded Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka is third on the same court.

Court Three will hold appeal to supporters of British tennis, as Elena Baltacha opens play at 11.30am (BST) against Italian Flavia Pennetta, prior to 18-year-old Kyle Edmund taking on Poland's Jerzy Janowicz.

British hopefuls Johanna Konta and James Ward are due to be second and third on Court 12, as they face Jelena Jankovic and Lu Yen-hsun respectively.

Samantha Murray, another Briton, faces Italian Camila Giorgi in the second match on Court 10, with Anne Keothavong's match against Spain's Garbine Muguruza due to be assigned a court during the day.

Monday's Order of Play.

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