Andy Murray spoke about what his straight sets loss to the Australian Jordan Thompson by 7-5 6-2, at the Queen's Club on Tuesday, means in terms of next plans ahead of Wimbledon that starts in nine days. The World No. 1 will focus on practice and spending time with his family.
'There is clearly a lot of work required', Murray admitted. 'I need to get myself out there on the practice court. There will be a slight change of plans and each day becomes extremely important, because I just don't have the matches behind me.
I'll need to put in a good 10 or 12 days of hard work.' 'Fewer matches means more practice, so it won't change my home life too much in the build-up to Wimbledon', Murray added. He became father in February 2016, which was probably his best success ever.
It changes his life routine too: 'My daughter Sophia sleeps pretty much from 6.30pm most days and I leave to practise pretty early, then I'm not back until quite late. I'm very thankful she sleeps in the evenings - it's a good thing - but it does mean I don't get to see her quite as much.
Hopefully we'll get the chance to catch a bit of Peppa Pig somewhere along the line.' This year Murray achieved his best result at the French Open reaching semifinals, won Dubai title and reached Doha finals. In Wimbledon he will try to defend 2,000 points as he won the title defeating the Canadian Milos Raonic last year.