Wimbledon 2018: Andy Murray drawn against Frenchman Benoit Paire in first round but could still pull out

Andy Murray will face Benoit Paire in the first round at Wimbledon – if he decides he is fit enough to play.

The two-time All England Club champion was drawn against the world number 48 from France on Friday.

Murray has played three matches since making his comeback last week, after 11 months sidelined with long-term hip trouble.

The Scot had surgery on his right hip in January, only returning to action on June 18, facing Nick Kyrgios at Queen’s and losing in three sets.

He overcame Stan Wawrinka at Eastbourne on Monday, only to lose in straight sets to fellow Brit Kyle Edmund in the second round on Wednesday.

Murray could still withdraw from Wimbledon, right up until the scheduled start of his match against Paire.

Andy Murray has won Wimbledon twice

Andy Murray has won Wimbledon twice

British number one Edmund will face Australia’s Alex Bolt in Wimbledon’s first round at the All England Club.

Fellow Brit Cameron Norrie faces an intriguing first-round tie against Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene, who has previously represented Britain, while Liam Broady will take on the Canadian world number 32 Milos Raonic.

Johanna Konta will face Russia’s Natalia Vikhlyantseva in the first round of the women’s championships.

Konta will meet the 21-year-old from Volgograd when she kick-starts her SW19 quest next week.

British star Naomi Broady will enjoy a Centre Court showing scheduled for Tuesday, when meeting defending champion Garbine Muguruza in first round action.
And fellow Brit Gabriella Taylor will take on Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard.

British star Cameron Norrie faces an intriguing first-round tie against Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene, who has previously represented Britain.

Liam Broady will take on the Canadian world number 32 Milos Raonic.

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