Tennis: Queen’s exit could be a blessing says Murray
Published on Jun 13, 2014 8:48 AM
LONDON (AFP) - Andy Murray insists his shock Queen’s Club defeat against Radek Stepanek could be a blessing in disguise because it gives him time to recover for the start of his Wimbledon title defence.
Murray’s bid for a record-equalling fourth Queen’s crown came to an abrupt end on Thursday as Czech veteran Stepanek took advantage of lacklustre display from the world number five to win 7-6 (12/10) 6-2.
On the surface the tame third round loss was a major blow to Murray’s preparations ahead of Wimbledon, which gets underway on June 23, as it deprives him of valuable time honing his game on grass.
But the 27 year-old is confident he can still make any adjustments to his game during his extra practice time with new coach Amelie Mauresmo.
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