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Murray needs 'a lot of work'

Andy Murray (Getty)
Andy Murray (Getty)

Cape Town - Andy Murray admits he needs to put in "a lot of work" on the practice courts if he is to do well at Wimbledon when the tournament starts on July 3.

The Scot crashed out in the first round of Queen's Club to Jordan Thompson in a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 surprise loss that has dented his hopes of doing well at Wimbledon.

And Murray admits it will take a lot of practice to make up for the lack of matches ahead of the tournament, where he beat Milos Raonic last year in the final to win the title.

"There is clearly a lot of work required," Murray said.

"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

"My daughter Sophia sleeps pretty much from 6.30 pm most days and I leave to practice 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."

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