HomeTENNISAndy Murray rewarded with Wimbledon wildcard after Queens Club return
Andy Murray rewarded with Wimbledon wildcard after Queens Club return
June 16, 2021
The previous world No1 beat Benoit Paire in straight units to arrange a second-round encounter in opposition to No1 seed Matteo Berrettini tomorrow.
Murray stated he had come out comparatively unscathed from just a little over an hour on court docket, insisting there have been no points along with his hip, though he felt twinges in his groin through the course of the match.
Waiting for Berrettini, the three-time Grand Slam champion stated he would wish to “elevate his sport to a different degree” in comparison with going through an unfocused Paire.
“The match wasn’t significantly taxing,” stated Murray. “Bodily, there weren’t numerous lengthy rallies. I needed to run as much as various drop-shots and stuff, so there was a change of path, which was good.”
Murray stated that previously he had been plagued on court docket by ache to the extent that “it has been an excessive amount of that I’ve not simply been in a position to play via it”.
There was a slight scare when he slipped and fell throughout his second service sport in opposition to Paire, however the Scot gave himself a clear invoice of well being afterwards. “Though I had some discomfort within the groin, it was manageable and didn’t have an effect on my efficiency,” he stated.
A number of Brits have been given wildcards for the Championships, which begin on June 28, together with Fran Jones, who has three fingers and a thumb on every hand and 7 toes. She defied her incapacity to qualify for the Australian Open in the beginning of the yr.
Different British wildcards embrace Jack Draper, who’s in motion at Queen’s as we speak, Liam Broady, Jay Clarke, Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart, Jodie Burrage and Samantha Murray Sharan.