Wimbledon has begun and all of Britain’s eyes will be on Andy Murray. The tournament began with the shock first-round exist of Rafael Nadal, but Murray insists it will have no effect on his own play.
Murray started strong with a straight set victory over Benjamin Becker.
Following the match when asked about Nadal’s exit Murray said, “It’s pretty irrelevant right now. I’m sure for you guys it’s very relevant, but for the players, especially me, I have to win at least four more matches before that would even become something I would think about.”
According to the bookies, Murray is second favourite to win the tournament with odds of 11/4, he is second to Novak Djokovic who has odds of 11/10.
However, Murray does think it’s a shame that Nadal has exited so early, “As a fan of tennis, it’s probably disappointing that he’s out because he’s a fun guy to watch, and he brings a lot to the tournaments that he plays in.”
Nonetheless, as Murray said, “I’m not here to worry about all of the other players just now. I have to focus on myself, my matches, try to take care of them one at a time.”