Wimbledon 2018: Andy Murray to play Benoit Paire in first round if fit to play

BBC Sport:  

Two-time champion Andy Murray says he is “most likely” to play Wimbledon next week as he continues his comeback from almost a year out with a hip injury.

Murray, 31, has been drawn against Frenchman Benoit Paire in the first round of the Championships, which start on Monday.

British number one Kyle Edmund opens against Australia’s Alex Bolt.

In the women’s singles, Johanna Konta – who reached the semi-finals in 2017 – plays Natalia Vikhlyantseva.

Seven-time champion Serena Williams, who has been seeded 25th following her return from maternity leave, plays Arantxa Rus while 2017 Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza will face Britain’s Naomi Broady.

Defending men’s champion Roger Federer – who will play in his 20th Wimbledon Championship – faces Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic, while world number one Rafael Nadal will take on Dudi Sela of Israel.

Meanwhile, three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka, now ranked 225th in the world after knee surgeries, meets sixth seed and current ATP Finals champion Grigor Dimitrov.

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