The build up to the greatest tennis tournament of them all on the hallowed lawns of SW19 kicks off in earnest this week with Queens club and Halle Tournaments.
Queens sees the return of Andy Murray to competitive tennis after nearly a year out and he got a dozzie of a opening round match against Nick “the prick” Kyrgios. I would be amazed if Murray wins this match. Queens will also see the return of Djokovic to the tournament since 2010. Other notables at the tournament are Wawrinka, Cilic, Sock, Shapovalav, Raonic and the new British hope Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie who takes on Wawrinka today. Nadal has withdrawn from the tournament due to cramp in his little finger. Sad to see that Del Potro has also withdrawn.
Over in Germany, Halle kicks off with top seed and again World Number 1 and indisputable GOAT Roger Federer playing former Croat turned Brit turned Croat again Bedene. Can Roger win this tournament for the 1 millionth time? It is a tough field with A Zverev, Theim and Nishikori all looking to tune up for Wimbledon.