The big news out of the United Kingdown the last 24 hours has been its decision to leave the 28-country European Union. The narrow 51.9 to 48.1 vote had many stunned. And the result sunk world financial markets, forced the PM to resign and spurred speculation of economic trouble for England.
Today at Wimbledon, Murray, one of the biggest sporting stars in the country, steered clear of giving his thoughts of the heated topic.
“I’m not discussing that today,” Murray said Saturday. “I have followed it very closely. Yeah, stayed up pretty late on whatever night it was, last night into the morning.
“But, yeah, I’m not discussing that today, unfortunately.”
Murray begins play on Tuesday against fellow countryman Liam Broady, a 22-year-old lefty from Stockport. It’s the first time Murray’s faced a Brit at Wimbledon or at any Grand Slam.
“Yeah, it will be interesting,” Murray said. “Obviously never happened before, for me anyway. I know Liam fairly well. We practised a bit earlier this year, around sort of February/March time, after the Aussie Open.
“He’s a good guy, works hard. I would imagine we’d probably play on one of the big courts, so a big experience for him as well. Yeah, look forward to it. But, I mean, it will be a bit strange – it’s never happened before for me.”
And Murray brings Ivan Lendl back with him to Wimbledon, where he won under the Czech in 2013.
“Genuinely, it was easy,” Murray said of Lendl. “He’s obviously very clear in what he thinks and where my game needs to go if I want to keep improving and winning the major events again. Because I trust and believe in his opinion, it also helps when you get back on the court together. When we’ve chatted, it’s all gone very well.
I believe my practice this week has been good. My team’s been happy with everything – if it wasn’t going well, I probably wouldn’t have had a day off today.”
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