Wimbledon 2013: Murray is biggest threat, says Federer

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Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer believes British hope Andy Murray will pose the biggest threat to his title chances in this year.

Federer is aiming to try and etch his name in to the record books at SW19 by clinching the title for a record eighth time – he is currently tied with Pete Sampras and William Renshaw.

The Swiss superstar met the Scot in the final of the grass court competition last time around and he broke British hearts by cruising to victory in four sets 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4.

However, the 26-year-old did get his revenge just a couple of weeks later when the duo lined up once again at the All-England club winning an Olympic gold medal in three sets 6-2 6-1 6-4.

The 17-time Grand Slam winner cannot meet Murray until the semi-finals if both manage to manoeuvre past the obstacles that lie ahead. The 31-year-old looks set for a show down with Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals.

Federer said:  “Murray played great last year throughout Wimbledon and the Olympics, and now again at Queen’s. He seems like maybe most natural on this surface.

“To me, Andy stands out a little bit over the others.”

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