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Last Updated: Monday June 21 2010 07:14 GMT

Murray excited about Wimbledon

Andy Murray in training

Britain's top tennis star Andy Murray has said he's looking forward to playing at Wimbledon this year.

The tennis tournament starts on Monday, with 16-year-old Laura Robson opening play on centre court against Serbia's Jelena Yankovic.

Defending champion Roger Federer will be hoping he can win the tournament for the seventh time.

But British number one Murray is also hoping to win his first Grand Slam title on his home turf.

"Winning my first Grand Slam title in my own country would be incredible," he said.

Laura Robson in training
Laura Robson will be playing on the first day of the tournament

"I have really good memories from playing here since I was a kid, and even before that when I was really young and came to watch with my mum.

"I actually didn't watch many matches, I was more interested in getting autographs from the players.

"When I'm playing here everybody is supporting me and wants me to win."