Former Buckeye competing at Wimbledon

Former Ohio State tennis standout Blaz Rola is set to take on defending champion Andy Murray in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday morning.

Rola, a Slovenia native, is a year removed from becoming the first Buckeye to win the NCAA singles championship.

Currently ranked No. 92 in the world, he defeated Pablo Andujar of Spain in the first round 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. That marked Rola’s second victory at a grand slam event following his opening-round victory at the Australian Open in January.

In Murray he faces not only the defending champion but a home-country favorite and 2012 Olympic gold medalist.

"When I saw the draw, when I saw that potentially I can play the second round against Andy, my motivation was off the charts," Rola said via a release from Ohio State. "It feels great to have this opportunity. I don’t think an up-and-coming tennis player could have asked for a better match-up, I’m facing probably the greatest sportsman in Britain in one of the greatest venues."

The match at the All England Club is set for 8 a.m. EDT on ESPN.

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