sport news Eight matches to look out for on Wimbledon day one

It is that time of year again, Wimbledon is upon us and we are rearing to go ahead of the season's pinnacle Grand Slam.

Andy Murray's withdrawal on Sunday night will remain the big news heading into the Championships - which begin on Monday - but despite this there are still some heavyweight players and clashes to look out for in the first round of matches.

Sportsmail have scoured the draw for both men's and women's events and picked out EIGHT matches you cannot afford to miss from the opening day.

Roger Federer will kick off Wimbledon against Dusan Lajovic on Centre Court on Monday

Roger Federer will kick off Wimbledon against Dusan Lajovic on Centre Court on Monday

Roger Federer v Dusan Lajovic

Not one but two elegant single-handed backhands for the Centre Court to savour, but hard to see the defending champion getting detained too long.

Verdict: Easy start for Federer.

Serena Williams v Arantxa Rus

The great American put on Court One due to her relatively modest current seeding rather than her past record, against Dutch player ranked 107.

Verdict: A comfortable return to SW19 for Serena.

Stan Wawrinka v Grigor Dimitrov

Unusually a high calibre first round match created by three-time Slam winner's long absence with knee injuries, pitting him against the unpredictable ATP World Tour Finals champion.

Verdict: Uber gifted Bulgarian should be too sharp.

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