Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will be joined by rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in the singles events, but Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka won’t be there, which disappoints the Scot.
“It was unfortunate with Roger [Federer] and Stan [Wawrinka]. They are two guys who are great players and capable of winning events like this,” Murray told ESPN. “It is a shame they aren’t here, but it is still a pretty strong field.
“A lot of the top 20 players are here, although unfortunately there a few of the top 10 missing, some of them citing Zika as being the reason and a couple of injuries, which is unfortunate. Normally, most players raise their game when they are playing for their country.”
Murray also comes in as the defending gold medal champion, but he’s treating it as another event.
“You come out and open the tournament and there’s quite a big thing surrounding who’s playing the first match on Centre Court,” Murray said. “But here it’s totally different conditions, a different venue, a different country so I just try and treat it like any other tournament.”
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