Andy Murray to face Stanislav Wawrinka at Olympics

Andy Murray has been handed a tough opening test at the Olympics as he was drawn to face Stanislas Wawrinka in the first round.



Murray is looking to do better than his first-round defeat to Lu Yen-Hsun in Beijing four years ago, but world number 26 Wawrinka will pose a stern challenge for the Wimbledon runner-up.



The pair last met on grass at Wimbledon three years ago, when Murray beat Wawrinka in five sets.



World number one Roger Federer will face Alejandro Falla, which is a rematch of their 2010 Wimbledon epic where Federer came back from two sets down to defeat the Colombian in five sets.



Novak Djokovic, who is in the same half of the draw to Murray, will face Italy’s Fabio Fognini.

Read more :
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga happy with World Tour draw
    Number seven seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has revealed that he is happy with his draw for the ATP World Tours Finals next week. The Frenchman has been drawn alongside former world number ones R...
  • Greek footballer gets life ban for Nazi salute
    Greek soccer player Giorgos Katidis has been banned from his national team for life after giving a Nazi salute while celebrating a goal in the topflight league. Greece's soccer federation ...
  • Police probe David Nalbandian for alleged assault
    David Nalbandian is under investigation for alleged assault by police after a complaint was lodged to the authorities following the Argentina professional's outburst at the Queen's final. ...
  • 2014 WC qualifiers: Argentina suffer scare in Bolivia, rivals stumble
    Argentina suffered a scare before coming from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with Bolivia as 2014 World Cup qualifying rivals Colombia slipped up against Venezuela on Tuesday. Argentina had b...
  • Rebuilding
    Raffy Ledesma The Boston Celtics era of the “Big Three” is officially over.  It was reported yesterday that the Celtics are trading their core veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the...
  • Europa League: Tottenham survive Inter scare as Torres saves Chelsea
    Tottenham suffered a fright before sneaking past Inter Milan on Thursday to reach the Europa League quarter-finals as they, Chelsea and Newcastle restored national pride following England's...
  • Jose Mourinho refuses to discuss Chelsea transfer targets
    Very interesting news today. Jose Mourinho has refused to be drawn on Chelsea's transfer targets and insists he will be happy with his squad if he fails to sign another player before Tue...
  • Dapudong to defend title on August 31
    Edrin “The Sting” Dapudong connects a solid left to the face of Zulu fighter Gideon Buthelezi. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO SOUTH African boxing, apparently stung by Edrin “The Sting” Dapu­dong’s sen...