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Andy Murray can still win a third Wimbledon title and there is no need to panic about the world No 1's recent dip in form, insists former British No 1 Greg Rusedski.
MIKE DICKSON: Andy Murray was practising at Wimbledon on Wednesday morning, his presence there a shuddering reminder of Tuesday's hugely disappointing events.
Novak Djokovic's seaside tennis usually centres on his training bases in Monte Carlo and Marbella, not Eastbourne. But the south coast resort will be a launch pad for his Wimbledon campaign.
EXCLUSIVE BY KIERAN GILL AND MIKE DICKSON: The decision to award Brydan Kleina Wimbledon wildcard has led to some disapproval after bad- tempered behaviour in Nottingham.
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, seeded five at Queen's, had no answer to left-hander Gilles Muller's swinging serve as he bowed out 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday afternoon.
Spain's Feliciano Lopez put in an impressive display to knock out French Open finalist and world No 3 finalist Stanislas Wawrinka in the first round of the Aegon Championships.
Murray endured a shock 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 defeat to Australian lucky loser Jordan Thompson at the Aegon Championships on Tuesday, just 12 days before the start of the third grand slam of the year.
Marcus Willis has been handed a wildcard into the qualifying competition for Wimbledon as the British player aims to replicate his heroics of last year.
Kvitova's 6-2, 6-3 victory might have been expected due to the disparity in rankings but it was nevertheless an impressive display given the career-threatening circumstances she has overcome.
Novak Djokovic kept Eastbourne organisers guessing as he weighs up how best to prepare for Wimbledon. The Serbian delayed his decision on the Aegon International until Wednesday.
MIKE DICKSON AT QUEEN'S: Andy Murray admitted on Tuesday night that his hopes of winning Wimbledon have suffered a 'big blow' and that he must improve if he is to do well at on the grass of SW19.
Roger Federer produced an ominously smooth display against Sugita, breezing past the Japanese 6-3 6-1 to book his place in round two.
MIKE DICKSON AT QUEEN'S: Andy Murray's Wimbledon plans were left in disarray as he suffered a shock loss at the Aegon Championships to world No 90 Jordan Thompson on Tuesday afternoon.
Kei Nishikori toiled for his opening grass-court victory of the year, beating Fernando Verdasco 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open in Germany on Tuesday.
Dan Evans' hopes of playing at Wimbledon suffered another blow when he was forced to pull out of next week's Aegon International in Eastbourne.
The British No 1 had said any suggestion of burnout in her busy grass-court schedule should be judged as a positive sign her tennis is going well ahead of Wimbledon, and she has taken the first step
World number one Andy Murray will have a new opponent for the opening match of his title defence at the Queen's Club Championship on Tuesday after fellow Briton Aljaz Bedene withdrew.
A winner of three WTA titles, the 26-year-old Austrian has called time on her career for now but says she intends to return to the tour next year. She revealed the news on her Instagram account.
MIKE DICKSON: If the world No 1 were to win a sixth title at London’s Queen’s Club – only two miles away from the site of the tragedy – it would mean a £350,000 boost to the relief effort.
Andy Murray's fourth successive French Open semi-final can well and truly be a seasonal turning point in his bid for a third Wimbledon crown, according to former British No 1 Tim Henman.