Murray revisits Wimbledon with Olympic torch

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British tennis player Andy Murray returned this Monday, the central court of the All England Club, two weeks after being defeated in the Wimbledon final, with the Olympic torch that passed the champion female, the American Venus Williams. The eternal aspiring to succeed Fred Perry as the winner of the Grand Slam scene returned to London two weeks ago where he lost to Roger Federer to fulfill the role of the penultimate torch bearer of the Olympic journey.

The flame, which arrived in London on Friday, after traveling much of the UK, meets the last days of his journey that will end 27 days, the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, during the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

Almost 190 people held the torch today, a distance of 60 kilometers southwest of London which ended at the All England Club, home of the Olympic tennis competition, which will not be present in the current champion, the Spaniard Rafael Nadal through injury.

Murray traveled part of the tennis complex with the torch, having been several minutes in the center lane, a new floor covered with grass, which will host the Olympic tournament from July 28. Then came the British tennis star Henman Hill, where, year after year, hundreds of spectators viewed the Wimbledon final on a giant screen, where the flame went to Venus Williams, winner of the race of the London Grand Slam five times.

The Olympic torch continues its journey in the west of the British capital and visit the Richmond Park, the largest urban park in Europe. On Wednesday, pass through the north of the city, with a visit to Wembley Stadium. On Thursday, the flame will visit some of the most central areas of the capital, including the districts like Camden, Fulham and Chelsea, and points of interest such as Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square and Downing Street residence of British prime minister. Finally, on Friday, a wooden boat will carry the torch on the River Thames, with the route ending at the opening ceremony of Londres`2012, designed by Briton Danny Boyle.

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