Andy Murray urges players to follow rules, get vaccine



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Andy Murray urges players to follow rules, get vaccine

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray hopes there won't be a need for a bubble during the grass season, but if there's one, he would be willing to play. Murray, who has won two Wimbledon titles throughout his career, has always enjoyed success on the grass courts of the Queen's Club and Wimbledon.

"Obviously I would way rather not be staying in a hotel. It would be a shame but, if that’s what we’ve got to do to keep everyone safe, then that’s what we’ll do," Murray told PA. This year, Murray may not be able to bring everyone he wants with him to Wimbledon.

"If you look at what the schedule is, and you have to potentially go into a bubble at Queen’s. We’ve been told that the ticketing for Wimbledon is going to be vastly reduced for the players for family. “It would be very odd playing at Wimbledon without, not just being able to see your family and stuff, but not having them there to support in the matches as well.

"That’s the times we’re living in. Hopefully, if we keep going with the vaccinations, there’ll be a possibility for potentially family members and friends that have been vaccinated to come in and get tickets and come to support.

If not, that’s what it will have to be this year”.

Murray happy to have fans back

"For me, it would make a huge difference. Hopefully we can get some good crowds in. We’ve heard 30 per cent, but I don’t know if that’s 30 per cent of their usual capacity but they’ll be allowed to have Centre Court and Court One full.

So we’ll see," Murray said. "At the beginning I didn’t miss it (crowds) that much, I was just pumped to be competing again. But, as the weeks go on, that’s kind of what you play for, to play in front of big crowds and play in great atmospheres.

It’s something that I’ve definitely missed”. During his interview, Murray also said: “I need to be consistently practising (rather than) having these enforced breaks. That was the thing in December, why I think I got into such a good place was because of the two months of practising basically six days a week every week for a couple of months.

“By the end of that my game started to feel really good. That’s the first thing is to be able to be on the practice court consistently and then I obviously need to get the matches. How many matches that is, I don’t know”.