Andy Murray given tough Wimbledon test, but avoids Roger Federer

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Andy Murray with Wimbledon trophy

Andy Murray will face Benoit Paire in the first round of Wimbledon – should he opt to play in the tournament.

The former British number one is not seeded after missing the last year with a hip injury, and is yet to officially confirm whether or not he will take part in his home Grand Slam.

He has been handed a huge test though against the world number 48 Paire.

Murray is on the opposite side of the draw to world number one Roger Federer, who will open the tournament on Monday against Dusan Lajovic.

Men’s second seed Rafael Nadal, champion in 2008 and 2010, starts against Israel’s Dudi Sela while three-time champion Novak Djokovic faces American Tennys Sandgren.

Arguably the biggest match in round one sees sixth-seed Grigor Dimitrov face three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka.

In the women’s draw, top seed and world number one Simona Halep will open her campaign against Kumuri Nara of Japan, while 25th-seed Serena Williams faces Amantxa Rus.

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza will play Briton Naomi Broady, and Venus Williams is scheduled to play Johanna Larsson.

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