Andy Murray to spearhead British bid at Wimbledon on Thursday
By David OrnsteinBBC Sport at Wimbledon
Venue: All England Club, London
Date: 25 June - 8 July
Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC HD Channel, red button, BBC Radio 5 live, mobiles, tablet and the BBC Sport website
Andy Murray will lead a four-strong British contingent on the fourth day of Wimbledon when he plays big-serving Ivo Karlovic for a place in round three.
The Scot, second on Centre Court at around 14:30 BST, has won all three of their previous meetings but this is their first encounter on grass.
faces Mardy Fish second on Court One while
plays Sara Errani first on Court Two.
meets 2011 champion Petra Kvitova third on Court One.
John LloydFormer British number one and BBC Sport pundit
"Murray's first round against Davydenko was the best match I've ever seen him play in the opening round of a Grand Slam. Facing Karlovic will be totally different but I still see Murray coming through. It's going to be frustrating at times because Karlovic's serve is ridiculous, but Andy is one of the best returners in the game and I think he'll get through. He may drop a set but I don't think he'll have any problems. The main thing is mentally keeping strong - he wants to get these matches done with as quickly as possible in the first week. They're tough matches and he doesn't want to get dragged into too long a match if he can help it."
The quartet will aim to join
in progressing after she became the first British woman to reach the third round at Wimbledon since 2002.
It was already the best home showing at the All England Club since 2006, when seven players won their opening matches.
"Anytime the Brits do well in Grand Slams it's good for British tennis," said Murray. "It's been a good tournament so far and hopefully it continues."
"It's a tough match," Murray told BBC Sport of his meeting with the 6ft 10in Croatian, who is ranked 59th and was a quarter-finalist in 2009. "It's very hard to get into a rhythm against someone like that.
"He's made it very difficult for a lot of players over the last five, six years because he serves so well and makes you feel pretty uncomfortable on the court.
"There are going to be games where you might not even touch the ball when he's serving, so you need to try to stay in the zone and not lose focus on your service games. I'll need to serve well against him."
"In a strange way it makes my second-round match against reigning champion Petra Kvitova a little bit easier," Baltacha wrote in her
"A lot of the stress of the last few weeks has been lifted and although I know exactly how good Kvitova is and how big an ask it is to beat her on grass, I can just go out there, swing and see what I can do against her."
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