Andy Murray: Sorting out UK more important than me winning Wimbledon

Andy Murray during a practice session today. Picture: PA
Andy Murray during a practice session today. Picture: PA
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ANDY Murray has said that sorting out the country after the EU referendum is far more important than him landing another Wimbledon title.

The tennis ace has told how he has been avidly checking the news for updates since last week’s historic vote to leave which saw Prime Minister David Cameron resign.

Murray said it the last thing he looks at a night and the first thing he thinks about in the morning despite his bid to claim a second title at the All England Club.

The 2013 champion said the political events in the UK will rightly overshadow anything happening at Wimbledon or the Euro 2016 football tournament in France.

He said: “It’s great that so many people enjoy Wimbledon, and that the British players are providing a feelgood factor so far, but the way the country is run is more important than any sporting event.

“There’s obviously a lot going on right now and I’m checking the news every night before I go to bed, then first thing when I wake up in the morning.

“And as well as catching up on the news, I am also still trying to watch the football wherever I can fit it in.”

Murray, 29, from Dunblane, did not reveal how he had voted in the poll but last week said that he thought Remain would win.

He said: “There seem to be a lot of people who I thought would be voting to stay in that are voting to leave. I think the national vote will be to stay but it seemed to get very close up until the end of last week. The bookies are usually fairly accurate about what will happen.

“I think I will do a lot of reading about it on Wednesday night and watch all the coverage. Sometimes it’s hard to get accurate facts from the politicians so I use a website called Fullfact.Org which gives what you need to know independently.

“Whatever I decide I will definitely be voting, 100 per cent. Kim and I will vote on Thursday morning before I go into Wimbledon to practice.”

Murray received criticism after he backed a Yes vote in the Scottish referendum on the eve of the poll in 2014.

The world number two faces Yen-Hsun Lu, of Chinese Taipei, in the second round of Wimbledon tomorrow after defeating fellow Brit Liam Broady in his opening match.

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