Thursday, June 21, 2012

Murray upset by Tipsarevic at tennis exhibition before Wimbledon

Murray upset by Tipsarevic at tennis exhibition before Wimbledon

Andy Murray was beaten by Janko Tipsarevic 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 10-7 at The Boodles event at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire.

Even he had poor results on grass in 2012 the Scott was just happy to get more time on court and didn´t take too bad his loss.

"It's always good to get matches in before a big event, especially against a top 10 player so it was a good test," Murray said.

"I was moving much better than I was a week ago at Queen's, I wasn't slipping around as much which will be important for Wimbledon.

"I'm hitting the ball very well and practice has been very good over the last few days.

"I've got another match here tomorrow (Thursday) and then I'll spend two or three days at Wimbledon before the tournament starts."

By the time that Wimbledon will be under way there will be also to end of the Euro 2012 and the build-up to the London Olympics but for Andy it will be no different from other years as he is always expected by the Englsih fans to do great at home.

"Every year it makes no difference to me whether a big football competition or the Olympics is on," Murray said.

"It's the same because I always put pressure on myself to do well.

"Every time you play at the big events you want to prove you're at the top and I'll try to do that at Wimbledon.

"I reached the semi-finals last year and you want to do better every year you play at Wimbledon.

"It's going to be tough, there are a lot of tough players around, big servers with big games that are very tough early on, especially on grass."

Source Reuters/AP
Photo AFP