Andy Murray withdraws from Hurlingham Club exhibition ahead of Wimbledon

Great Britain's Andy Murray looks dejected during his first round match against Australia's Jordan Thompson Action Images via Reuters  Tony O'Brien Livepic

Murray was knocked out at Queen's in the first round by world number 90 Jordan Thompson. You're sitting there and you're feeling: 'Can I quit tennis please?'

Elsewhere, world number two Novak Djokovic managed just nine minutes of play against Canadian Vasek Pospisil at Eastbourne before rain led to play being cancelled for the day. The match will be played on Centre Court.

Nevertheless, two showdowns on grass, only one of which can be deemed competitive, is not the prelude Murray will have hoped for as he bids for a third Wimbledon title and fourth grand slam in total. "Of course it helps that we have a good relationship as we spend all our days together". They always win - why should we follow them? When I was playing Futures a year ago, I felt like I was better [than the opposition], so I was doing insane things and not winning matches.

There are different schools of thought about Murray's true state of fitness but one of the more informed views is that, if he can get a couple of matches behind him, a lot of the tension he is now feeling will dissipate.

"His hip is a bit sore", said a spokesman for the Scot, who had been due to face Frenchman Lucas Pouille.

'I'm not sure many people are going to bet on him these two weeks, ' said Mouratoglou.

Defending champion Andy Murray will learn later today who he plays in the first round of the Wimbledon Championships next week, but whoever his opponent there will be a sense of trepidation on the part of the World No 1.

"I was so down", he said.

Murray pulled out of a first match for the same reason on Tuesday. I just remember he had a great forehand. But that time I went somewhere in a forest, sitting there and I'm like, "Okay, whatever".

Serena Williams is considered as one of the best female tennis players in the game, and she is definitely sexy.



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