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Murray eyes Queen's win

19th June 2017, 01:45 by Michael Holland

Andy Murray says winning at Queen's would give him a huge lift heading into the defence of his Wimbledon title.

The 30-year-old has won at Queen's in both years he has gone on to win Wimbeldon, so it comes a no surprise to hear him say he wants to do well this week.

Murray kicks off the week with a first-round clash against compatriot Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday, and faces a tough Aegon Championships field, that includes Stan Wawrinka.

"It's helped me prepare for Wimbledon every year in my career," said Murray. "I've played some of my best tennis over the years here. It's a tough, tough field and if you can get through this tournament then it does give you a big boost going into Wimbledon."

Meanwhile, Murray says it is good to be home, and that helps him deal with all the added pressure and expectancy at this time of year.

"It's obviously a lot of pressure at this time of year, a lot of expectation and attention," Murray added.

"But I have the escape of being able to get back home and stay in my own bed and be with my family and have the support of my friends and family at all of my matches, so that's the best part about this period of the year."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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