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Britain’s Alex Bogdanovic got to within two points of causing a major upset before losing to world number five Andy Roddick at the Artois Championships.
Bogdanovic, 23, was two points from victory in the second set tie-break when Roddick made a successful appeal to Hawk-Eye over a line call.
The American went on to take the tie-break and eventually came through 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.

To read the comments both Roddick and Bogdanovic made about the game visit:

news.bbc.co.uk

Alex was born in Belgrade on May 22nd 1984. When he was 8, his parents fled war-torn Yugoslavia to seek a better life in Britain. At school, Alex was persuaded by a tennis mad best friend, to take up the game. He started playing regularly on the international junior tour in 1999, competing against players like Mario Ancic, Marcos Baghdatis and Richard Gasquet who have gone on to reach the world’s top 20.

To find out more about Alex Bogdanovic visit his webpage at:

www.alexbogdanovic.com

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Andy Murray may leave the decision over his Wimbledon participation until the weekend before the tournament begins.
Murray pulled out of the French Open and this week’s Artois Championships at Queen’s Club after damaging his wrist in the Hamburg Masters last month.

Murray has been in practice in the last 10 days, but he actually needs to play agaist somebody to decide whether he is fit or not. This is what he said:

“I’m not going into a match at Wimbledon without having played two or three sets of a practice match as hard as I can. If I’m ready for Wimbledon then great but if not I’ll get ready for the American hard court stretch.”

He injured his wrist during his match against Filippo Volandri in the first round of the Hamburg Masters on 15 May.
Though Murray did not break any bones, his wrist was inflamed and he was forced to wear a cast.

Meanwhile, five-time Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg believes the nation’s expectations should not be too high should Murray play, all because Murray was injured and it is hard to come back from an injury.
Borg, who won five Wimbledon titles in a row between 1976 and 1980, believes the young Scot has the potential to win a major title next year.
He added that he likes Andy’s game and that he does not have any weaknesses and he can play on all kinds of surfaces.

Borg also ruled out the chances of former British number one Tim Henman, who was knocked out of Queen’s on Tuesday by wild card Marin Cilic.

He said: “Tim has done a lot for British tennis. He’s seen his best years, let’s face it. I wish him the best of luck at Wimbledon but I don’t think we should have too high expectations on Tim at Wimbledon.”

(source: BBC

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Greg Rusedski believes Andy Murray’s time will come in three years.

The 33-year-old thinks there is still plenty more to come from 20-year-old Murray.

The Scot is doubtful for Wimbledon with a wrist problem but Rusedski thinks it is too soon to expect the youngster to regularly challenge for grand slam events.

Rusedski, who reached the final of the US Open 10 years ago and was once ranked No 4 in the world, said that it is important for Andy to stay healthy and he is probably right. Murray is already up to a career high of nine in the world and it’s a question of staying healthy because he’s had some freak accidents.

Rusedki emphasized that Andy’s game plan can be used on any surface, and also that he has a grat coach in Brad Gilbert who already took Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick to number one in the world.

Rusedski thinks British tennis is now in much better shape than when he first came on the scene in the mid-1990s, especially with Andy Murray doing well, but also seeing Alex Bogdanovic and Jame Barker doing well in Queens and that they are improving.

(source: scotsman)

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