Andy Murray remains 7/1 to win Wimbledon, despite falling at the first hurdle in his final preparation event at Queens.
Many would have expected to see Murray lift the Queens title for the third time in four years, but after receiving a bye in the opening round, he was dumped out by Nicolas Mahut in a final-set tie-break.
Errors were widespread throughout Murray’s performance and he felt that he was slow adapting from clay to grass in terms of his movement.
However, he insists that he is standing by his initial plan and not heading to the Aegon International at Eastbourne, which would provide another opportunity to get some grass-court tournament play into his system before Wimbledon to iron out any problems.
Therefore, Murray’s only other opportunity to get some match-play experience on the surface will come in a couple of one-off exhibition matches.
Murray is not too concerned with the result and has cited that Novak Djokovic is another player taking it easy with his grass-court preparation ahead of Wimbledon.
Meanwhile, a small rest will boost his chances of overcome some of the back troubles that presented problems during his run to the quarter finals of the French Open.
Djokovic is having a two-week break following his French Open exploits in losing the final to Rafael Nadal and is the 7/4 favourite to make a successful defence of his Wimbledon title.
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