Andy Murray suffered an early exit at Queen’s yesterday that saw him being beaten by currently ranked No. 40 Radek Stepanek in a straight set victory 7-6, 6-2.

However, this would have been a tough blow for Murray to stomach after trying to defend his title after already winning the tournament five times. But this could in fact be a blessing in disguise for the Scot who will now be able to enjoy some relaxing days off ahead of Wimbledon.

Speaking after the match Murray said: “Someone told me Novak is on holiday in Ibiza, I know normally Rafa, when he’s finished the first week of the grass, spends four or five days at home in Majorca and rests up.”

“Sometimes the rest is as important as the training, because you don’t want to go into a tournament like Wimbledon tired and not fresh.”

Murray will no doubt welcome the news that the World Cup mayhem will relieve some of the pressure he usually has to endure throughout the tournament.

The current champion deserves some time if he stands any chance in having a successful tournament, even more so following his hectic schedule where since the Monday before the French Open he admits to have played tennis everyday except one.

As Wimbledon fast approaches Murray will start gearing up for the tournament with new coach Amelie Mauresmo.

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