What to look forward to at Wimbledon today as Andy Murray faces fellow Brit Liam Broady


When players are put before the media so often, topics can become thin on the ground. The vogue question on day one seemed to be about towels.

Nearly every player who passed through the main press conference was asked what he or she thought of the official Wimbledon towel. Each player has one and, to the chagrin of fans, some use them at the end of almost every point.

Milos Raonic uses an ice towel during this year's Australian Open
Milos Raonic (Vincent Thian/AP)

The inquisitor did not get the answer they were hoping for out of Milos Raonic, though. The Canadian responded: "I prefer the white towels and use them. I prefer them because they're washed. The Wimbledon towels are brand new and barely absorb anything."

On the menu today

It should be a walkover win, but British fans will be eager to see Andy Murray in action. Ivan Lendl is back in his corner, he's just won Queen's for a fifth time and faces a fellow Brit in Liam Broady. Reaching the final is almost expected of Murray these days - this will be the first step.

Who's toast today?

Serena Williams gives her pre-Wimbledon press conference
Serena Williams (Florian Eisele/AP)

Serena Williams opens up play on Centre Court and it would be a huge shock if she does not dismantle Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic. Sadikovic is the world number 148 and has never won a singles title on the tour or played a grand slam match.

Haven't we met before?

Caroline Wozniacki, right, with Svetlana Kuznetsova during day five of the Aegon International
Svetlana Kuznetsova and Caroline Wozniacki (Gareth Fuller/PA)

The Centre Court clash between Caroline Wozniacki and Svetlana Kuznetsova could be a cracker. They have met 11 times before, the former taking six, including two on grass, but the Dane will be tested as she comes back from injury.

The best of British

Johanna Konta celebrates winning during day three of the Aegon International
Johanna Konta (Steve Paston/PA)

Home fans have six matches to watch involving seven British players. Murray and Broady are the headliners, while rising female star Johanna Konta plays on Court One against Monica Puig. Heather Watson, Aljaz Bedene, Tara Moore and Katie Swan also play.

Centre Court order of play

(Play starts at 1300)

Serena Williams v Amra Sadikovic, Liam Broady v Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki v Svetlana Kuznetsova.