Although he hasn’t had the best start to the grass court season following his loss in the opening rounds of the AEGON Championships last Wednesday, world number 4 Andy Murray has confirmed that he will be playing not once, but twice at The Boodles event next week.
A popular Wimbledon warm-up event with some of the world’s top players, The Boodles will give Murray the opportunity to re-adjust to grass courts before he sets foot in the All-England Tennis Club on June 25th. Although Murray has admitted that he wasn’t panicking after his shock loss at the hands of Nicolas Mahut at Queen’s, he is taking his preparations for Wimbledon a lot more seriously this year.
Held in the spectacular grounds of Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, The Boodles is the one warm up even that continues to attract a roster of tennis stars all eager to compete in the exhibition tournament. Joining Murray this year will be world number 1 Novak Djokovic, and reigning champion David Ferrer is also likely to return to defend his title.
Murray has competed at The Boodles event twice before and it’s relaxing atmosphere will no doubt help to put the Scotsman at ease on grass courts. Confirming his appearance to reporters today, Murray stated that he is “looking forward to playing The Boodles again to get some good matches on grass courts before Wimbledon”.