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Andy Murray told to be fast out of the blocks by Ivan Lendl at Wimbledon

Great Britain's Andy Murray during practice

If ever there was a bad time for Andy Murray to lose focus at the start of a grand slam tournament it surely arrives on Centre Court on Tuesday when, in front of his returning coach, Ivan Lendl, he plays Liam Broady, one of four British wild cards in the men’s draw and ranked 235 in the world. Murray would probably have to emigrate – to Scotland.

Tennis world No 772 Marcus Willis serves up an underdog fairytale

Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

The fact that Marcus Willis was appearing at Wimbledon at all, he said earlier this week, was already “surreal” – only the 23rd best player in Britain and the world No 772, he is the second lowest-ranked player in the men’s singles competition this year and the lowest-ranked player to have earned a place through qualifying in almost 20 years.

Adam Gemili enjoys ‘best feeling’ after qualifying for 200m in Rio

Great Britain's Adam Gemili (C) wins 200m final from Danny Talbot (L)

Adam Gemili described it as the “best feeling in the world” after straining to a narrow victory in the men’s 200m at the UK trials. There were smiles, too, for Danny Talbot, a hair’s breadth behind in second, who also secured his Olympic place. But at least one top British sprinter will shortly find his Rio ambitions shattered after a day of intrigue and drama in Birmingham.

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