Murray named as third seed for Wimbledon
BRITISH number one Andy Murray has been confirmed as the number three seed for Wimbledon, in line with his world ranking.
PUMPED UP: Andy Murray has the weight of a nation on his shoulders as tennis fans pray for a first home-grown Wimbledon winner since Fred Perry.
The 22-year-old - who became the first British winner at Queen's Club for more than 70 years last week - is ranked behind reigning champion Rafael Nadal and five-time winner Roger Federer.
Nadal beat Murray at the quarter-final stage in straight sets last year, but after being handed the number one spot, the earliest the duo could meet is the final.
Scot Murray was seeded 12th in the 2008 championships and beat eighth seed Richard Gasquet in round four.
But after continuing his meteoric rise in world tennis - which included finishing runner-up at the US Open last year - Murray has climbed the global listings to third.
Murray will find out his first round opponent when the draw for the All England Club is made on Friday morning - three days before the championships commence.
Meanwhile, Brit Ross Hutchins has been named 16th seed in the men's doubles event with Australian partner Stephen Huss.