British tennis player Andy Murray may decide to focus solely on Wimbledon this summer and skip the traditional warm-up event at the Queen’s Club.
In a bid to win his first Grand Slam title, the UK number one has not ruled out missing the tournament so that he can stay fresh for the big event and rest following an on-going back injury.
The Scot recently made his earliest grand slam exit in nearly two years as he lost in the quarter finals of the French Open clay competition.
“I’ll do what’s best for my preparation for Wimbledon, back or not,” said Murray.
He added: “I need to get some good physical work done. That’s going to be important. It’s not a disaster if I can’t play a tournament beforehand.”
Currently number four in the world, Murray will be hoping at Wimbledon to become Britain’s first Grand Slam men’s champion since Fred Perry in 1936.
The famous Wimbledon tournament will begin on June 25th and the All England Club venue is also to be used in the Olympic Games this summer, with the gold medals being decided on Saturday August 4th and Sunday August 5th. One major change for the Olympic event is that the traditional white dress code will be relaxed for the players.
Last month, the head of the All England Club confirmed that Wimbledon had been granted a special exemption from hosepipe bans in the capital to ensure that the grass courts will be in top condition for Wimbledon and the Olympics.
Wimbledon is the perfect day out for tennis fans staying at boutique hotels in London during the world famous sporting event.