Andy Murray suffered defeat in his remaining warm-up match for Wimbledon on Wednesday, however didn’t lose his sense of humour over being left off a poster that includes champions of SW19.
‘It was a catastrophe wasn’t it?’ smiled the 36 year-old Scot after dropping 6-4, 6-4 to world No 6 Holger Rune within the Giorgio Armani Basic held at London’s Hurlingham Membership.
Placing a extra severe word, he might see why some had objected to the feminine legends being relegated into the background on the promotional portray that precipitated controversy final week.
‘I feel that was what was barely unusual. I assume the gamers on the poster have clearly had unbelievable careers. I do not assume the issue with the poster was me not being on it, personally I do not actually care a lot about it however I can see while you have a look at it, it does look a bit unusual.’
Regardless of dropping within the first spherical at Queen’s final week, Murray feels he’ll go into Wimbledon in the most effective form he has felt for six years, having been buoyed by two Challenger titles on grass.
Andy Murray suffered defeat in his remaining warm-up match for Wimbledon on Wednesday, however didn’t lose his sense of humour over being left off a poster that includes champions of SW19
The 36-uear-old misplaced 6-4, 6-4 to world No 6 Holger Rune within the Giorgio Armani Basic
He doesn’t worry Friday’s draw, even when being unseeded meant he was to face Novak Djokovic first up: ‘I might love the prospect to play in opposition to him once more, whether or not that is at Wimbledon or additional down the road.
‘I used to be presupposed to play in opposition to him in Madrid final yr and obtained unwell, however I might like that likelihood once more.
‘I’ve by no means been the most effective in observe matches and I feel there are some constructive indicators for me.
‘I do not assume there’s loads of guys who would wish to draw me within the first spherical.
‘From a bodily perspective I undoubtedly really feel higher entering into than in recent times. In rankings I am greater than I’ve been, too, as a result of I have been capable of compete repeatedly on the tour for the previous 12 months.’
Regardless of the match being purely an exhibition, Murray was taking it solely severely in opposition to the gifted 20 year-old Dane.
Regardless of dropping within the first spherical at Queen’s final week, Murray feels he’ll go into Wimbledon in the most effective form he has felt for six years, having been buoyed by two Challenger titles on grass
The Scot regarded sharp over the primary eight, very tight video games, however at 4-4 he was punished for errors and damaged by a double fault.
Billy Harris, the well-travelled Manxman and British No 8, has a shot at reaching the Wimbledon primary draw for the primary time after battling by to the ultimate spherical of qualifying.
The 28 year-old world No 346, ignored for a wildcard, defeated Frenchman Hugo Gaston 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 on Wednesday and can now play a greatest of 5 match in opposition to 19-year-Serbian Hamad Medjedovic, ranked 156 on the planet.
Harriet Dart, Jodie Burrage and Liam Broady all misplaced within the second spherical on the Rothesay Worldwide at Eastbourne on Wednesday, bringing down the curtain on British involvement there.
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