London: Defending champion Andy Murray targets a place in the Wimbledon last 16 Friday when he faces a man who could have been playing Spanish professional football if his life had taken a different turn.
Roberto Bautista Agut, the 27th seed, was on Villarreal's books as a junior and could have had a promising career had he not opted for tennis instead.
"When you are 12, 13 in Spain you change. I had to change my friends on the team. I was playing with people one year older than me and it was not easy. I was not feeling well with this team," said Bautista Agut.