World number 4 Andy Murray continues his month on home soil with a third round encounter against Mardy Fish at the Queens grasscourt tournament in London. Fish, who beat Santiago Giraldo 7-6 6-2 in the last round, should represent something of a test for Murray having beaten him the last time they crossed paths (at this years Miami hardcourt championships), but that was during Murray's drastic slump in form post-Australian Open. Murray's form has improved significantly since them, and on a surface that he is more comfortable with than Fish is he should come through.
Murray comes into this tournament as the defending champion after a masterful performance last year where he did not drop a set on his way to the title, beating James Blake in the final. However this year the field is significantly tougher, and Murray will have to be at his grasscourt best to defend his crown.
The field at this ATP 250 tournament wouldn't look out of place at a 1000 Masters, with half of the worlds top 10 not currently out due to injury attending. 2008 champion Nadal and 2008 finalist Djokovic are here, as well as four-time champion Roddick.
Murray was also involved in the doubles with his brother Jamie this week. They got through to the second round but then lost to experienced doubles player Mark Knowles and his partner Mardy Fish in straight sets.
Live Coverage: BBC and BBC Red Button, Tennis TVMurray cannot move in the rankings at all this week; whatever happens, he will remain world no.4ATP Rankings (June 7)Queens Tournament WebsiteMurray's next tournament: WimbledonGood luck Andy!