1 May 2014

Wimbledon champion to be spared nightmare Wimbledon draw

12:39 pm on 1 May 2014

Last year's Wimbledon champion Andy Murray should be spared a horror draw at this year's tournament despite his recent slide down the world rankings.

Murray, the first British man to win the grasscourt grand slam for 77 years has sunk to eighth in the ATP rankings, but Wimbledon's seeding system takes into account past performances on grass, so its unlikely Murray would find himself outside the top four seeds, even if his world ranking doesn't improve.

The 26-year-old Scot is due to play in next week's Madrid Masters as he gears up for the French Open which he missed last year due to injury.