Murray says Wimbledon pressure helps him focus better
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[June 28, 2017]
(Reuters) - The pressure Andy
Murray feels at Wimbledon actually helps him concentrate better, the
defending champion has said.
The 2013 and 2016 winner has struggled for consistency this year,
failing to win any of his five clay events and making an early exit
at the Queen's Club earlier this month.
Murray, who is the men's top seed at the All England Club this year,
has won eight titles on grass and his Wimbledon win last July was
the beginning of a dominant run that took him to the top of the
"I want to try and win here another time if I can and I think there
is a good chance that I could do it if I prepare properly and play
well," Murray told Sky Sports.
"I love playing on grass, it has been my most successful surface in
my career and if I could get to three it would be a great
A third Wimbledon title will put Murray in a group that includes
Briton Fred Perry, world number four Novak Djokovic and German great
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Great Britain's Andy Murray looks dejected during his first round
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"It is nerve-racking, I get very nervous and I feel
the pressure before Wimbledon every year," Murray said.
"There are more demands on your time than other times of the year,
but I do feel like the pressure and the spotlight also makes me
concentrate more. I do find it stressful but I think it helps me
(Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; editing by Amlan
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