Murray relishing Davis Cup tie


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:02

The All England Club hosts the World Group relegation play-off, which opens when Alex Bogdanovic meets Jurgen Melzer on Court One.

Murray, who faces Alexander Peya in the second rubber of the tie, said: “Wimbledon is the most prestigious venue in the world and I’m really excited about playing here.”

Bogdanovic has never progressed beyond the first round at Wimbledon in seven visits and his Davis Cup record is only marginally better, consisting of five defeats in six rubbers.

But he insists he is undaunted by the prospect of facing a player sat 121 places higher in the world rankings at 41.

“I’m looking forward to playing Melzer. It will be a tough match but I’ll go out there and do my best,” said Bogdanovic.

“It will be nice to be in front of a home crowd and I like playing on grass. I’m getting better with every match.

“I’m not favourite against Melzer so I can go out and give everything. I’ve been playing quite well since Wimbledon, winning a few matches.”


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