Wimbledon 2015 day four preview: Murray and Kvitova back in action as Nadal and Federer take to Centre Court

Andy Murray will be the main attraction on day four of Wimbledon when he switches to Court ONe to face Robin Haase.

The 2013 champion dispatched Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets on Tuesday to continue his fine recent form, but it took four sets for the British number one to overcome Haase at last year’s US Open.

Haase beat Alejandro Falla 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-2 in the last round but the pair, who are scheduled to begin at 1pm, may have to wait for the predicted early afternoon rain to pass before they start.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both play on Centre Court after 2013 finalist Sabine Lisicki and Christina McHale open up.

No2 seed Federer plays American big-hitter Sam Querrey, who progressed to the second round for the second year in a row with a 7-5 6-3 6-4 victory over Igor Sijsling on Tuesday, but seven-time Wimbledon champion Federer will be firm favourite to progress.

Centre Court-favourite Lisicki, back on the stage where she lost the 2013 final, continued her fine grass form with a 7-5 6-4 win over Australia’s Jarmila Gajdosova in the opening round.

World No64 McHale saw off Sweden’s Johanna Larsson 6-3 6-2 to book her place in the second round.

Nadal will be wary of his German opponent Dustin Brown, who beat the Spaniard last year at Halle on grass.

The No10 seed wheeled through his opening round with a 6-4 6-2 6-3 win over Thomaz Bellucci to set up today’s clash with Brown.

Defending champion Petra Kvitova is second on Court One after Murray and the 6ft Czech has a considerable height advantage over 5ft 1in challenger  Kurumi Nara from Japan, whom she plays for the first time.

No2 seed Kvitova breezed through her opening round match over Kiki Bertens in just 35 minutes while Nara progressed after injury forced her opening round opponent Magda Linette to retire.

British number two Aljaz Bedene and number three James Ward ensure British interests are well represented.

Ward opens play on Court Two against Jiri Vesely while Bedene faces No22 seed Viktor Troicki in the third match on Court 12.

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