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Andy Murray prepared for left-handed Fernando Verdasco

Murray prepared for left-handed Verdasco
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Andy Murray reveals that playing his left-handed brother Jamie has left him prepared for his Wimbledon quarter-final against Fernando Verdasco today.

Andy Murray has said that matches against his brother Jamie have prepared him for Fernando Verdasco's left-handed approach this afternoon.

The world number two plays the Spaniard in the quarter-final of Wimbledon and he claimed that regularly playing his sibling means that he will be able to alter his game accordingly.

"I grew up playing with my brother, Jamie, so it doesn't normally take me that long to adjust [to left-handers]," Murray is quoted as saying in The Guardian.

"I don't mind playing left-handers. It's just the serve that takes me a while. Playing a left-hander is the same on pretty much all surfaces.

"But playing on clay, the topspin they put on the ball, especially on the serve, is different to grass because, on grass, the ball slides through the court more and so it comes away from you."

Murray beat Mikhail Youzhny 6-4 7-6 6-1 on Monday.

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Fernando Verdasco of Spain celebrates after beating Julien Benneteau of France in a Men's second round singles match on June 26, 2013
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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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