It’s certainly not ideal preparation, but Andy Murray remains very much a Wimbledon threat despite his early exit at Queen’s Club.
The Scot lost in straight sets to world number 90 Jordan Thompson.
The Australian had only been called up at short notice due to an injury to Aljaz Bedene.
Our traders have reacted to the loss, which takes Murray’s 2017 record to a less-than stellar 22-9.
Murray has lost his favourite’s tag in the betting, slipping behind Roger Federer at 3/1.
The Swiss maestro leads the way at 5/2.
But despite Murray’s worrying form, he’s actually been here before, and there’s no reason to rule him out at SW19.
Five years ago the Scot was still looking to become a Slam champion, and his Wimbledon hopes were waylaid by Queen’s exit to Nicolas Mahut in his opening match.
And we all know what happened a few weeks later.
Murray reached his first Wimbledon final, made that speech, and instantly became the darling of a nation.
He then followed it up with Olympic gold in the August, before securing that elusive Slam in the US Open in the September.
So this isn’t new territory at all for Murray, and he has five years added experience to call upon this time around.
Earlier this year he was as short as 6/4 to win in Wimbledon, but now that the chips are down and he’s out at 3/1, now is arguably the best time to get behind him.
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