Andy Murray takes the positives after early exit from Eastbourne doubles
Andy Murray believes his early exit from the doubles at Eastbourne could actually be a blessing in disguise as it’ll allow him more time to ready himself for Wimbledon.
Murray won the doubles with Feliciano Lopez at Queen’s last week, but he and Marcelo Melo were dumped out in the first round at Eastbourne by top seeds Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal.
That, though, is no problem according to Murray, who is looking at the positives.
“I mean, obviously you always want to play really well,” Murray said, “but so long as I’m fit and healthy and I can stay on the practice court and stay on the match court, I’ll improve all the time.
“That’s how it normally works. Hopefully that will be the case.”
Perhaps the biggest of those positives is that it now frees him up to familiarise himself with Wimbledon again, and he’s very much looking forward to that.
“I get to go and get used to the conditions and stuff at Wimbledon and the courts again.
“They are different. I know they’re grass, but they are different each week.
“The doubles starts on Wednesday or Thursday there. I’ll probably get a good week’s practice in beforehand, and I’ll be able to do some physical work as well, and work on the bits of my game that I need to get better.”
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