ANDY MURRAY has been doing the washing up as one of his latest training forfeits at Wimbledon, but today its the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka who the Scot aims to put through the rinser. Murray, apparently, turned his hand to the pots and pans with good grace last week he was seen wearing a cricket helmet in another stunt but its a rather more important pot that the world No3 has on his mind today. His fourth match, third up on Centre Court this afternoon, starts potentially the biggest week of his life as British fans increasingly think this could be the year that the Wimbledon crown comes home. Murray has already won over a public who saw him as the enfant terrible, the difference between him and Tim Henman being that Murray might just win it. The Scot knows what an important role the crowd will play today and has urged them to get behind him again to advance to the quarter-finals. When you have got 15,000 people supporting you, it makes a huge difference to your performance, he said. Whether its Saltires or English flags or British flags, I like playing in front of a home crowd regardless. The atmosphere has been great and Ive felt that. This afternoons opponent, Wawrinka, is ranked No19, having reached a career-high No9 just before last years championships. This year, he has played 32 matches and won 22, including a first victory over Roger Federer, his compatriot, on his way to the semi-finals in Monte Carlo. 38 Monday, 29 June 2009 London Lite LITESPORT Washer-up Murray to give Stan a panning Swiss on a roll: 19-seed Stanislas Wawrinka BREAKING NEWS... Gilberto tells Melo to go for Gunners FORMER Arsenal captain Gilberto Silva has urged Brazil team-mate Felipe Melo to join the Gunners. Arsene Wenger is interested in acquiring the holding midfielder from Serie A side Fiorentina. And Gilberto, who left for Panathinaikos last summer, believes Melo and Arsenal would be a perfect match. After the pair helped Brazil win the Confederations Cup in South Africa last night, Gilberto said: We heard rumours and he asked me. I said its a fantastic club and if hes interested, he should go without thinking. He is exactly what they need -- a powerful player with quality. Im sure if they got him, it would be a good signing. I have told him Arsenal is a great club and Im sure next season theyll improve. Chrissietakes popatgrunts FORMER Wimbledon champion Chris Evert has backed the move to eradicate grunting from tennis. Evert said: Grunting is one thing but the shrill sound that you hear with players nowadays, it comes before they hit the shot. Thats the first thing you hear and you are kind of like thrown off guard and the ball gets past you. Elena Dementieva of Russia, the fourth seed, today won her Wimbledon fourth-round match 6-1, 6-3 against Elena Vesnina of Russia. GERMANYvENGLANDUNDER-21 EUROFINALPREVIEW:PAGE34 MURRAY HAS A WOMANS TOUCH: PAGES 36&37 BY GEOFF TEATHER Winners: Melo and Gilberto last night TRY BALLET, BOK BOSS TELLS LIONSDe Villiers defends Burger over SOUTHAFRICAcoachPeterdeVillierstodaytold the touring Lions to try the nearest ballet shop and gets some nice tutus as he attempted to defend his disgraced flanker Schalk Burger. De Villiers, under pressure following an earlier set of bizarre comments last week, said: I have watchedthefootageandIamstillconvincedthere is no way Schalk meant to go to anybodys eye. Why dont we all go to the nearest ballet shop, get some nice tutus, get a great dancing going on. No eye gouging, no tackling, no nothing. Then enjoy. But in this game there will be collisions. There are no collisions in ballet. In an extraordinary press conference at the Springboks Johannesburg headquarters, De VilliersdescribedBurgerasanhonourableman who would never, evergouge. Burger received an eight-week ban from an independent tribunal after damning television pictures showed him trying to gouge the left eye of LionswingLukeFitzgerald41secondsintothe 28-25 second Test defeat in Pretoria. He only received a yellow card from the referee Christophe Berdos. The Lions were left fuming, Lions scrum half Mike Phillips describing his actions as disgusting. De Villiers, the first black Springbok coach in a sport dominated by white Afrikaners, then moaned: Nobody has congratulated us on win- ning the series. Maybe they will do so after the third Test. And in defence of his own precarious position, he raved: I am a God-given talent. I am the best everIcanbe,sowhateveryouthinkdoesntbother me. I know what I am. I dont give a damn. gouging row BY NEAL COLLINS DE VILLIERS IN RACISM INQUEST: PAGE 35 Keep an eye out: Schalk Burger is sent to the sin-bin by French referee Philippe Berdos after his ugly clash -- caught on the TV cameras -- with Lions wing Luke Fitzgerald index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html