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Andy Murray unfazed by big expectations at Wimbledon

By Catherine Wylie

Andy Murray has laughed off the idea that this summer's British sporting hopes rest solely on his shoulders after England crashed out of the World Cup early.

The Wimbledon hero said the World Cup gives him "something to do in the evenings", and said it takes the attention off him playing at the tennis tournament.

The 27-year-old Scot will step out on Centre Court today to begin the defence of his Wimbledon title against Belgium's David Goffin.

Murray will be hoping to land another title following last summer's win over Novak Djokovic.

Asked how he felt about having the hopes of a nation on his shoulders, the Scot laughed and said: "Wow. To be honest, I don't feel too much different than I did a few days ago. I'm here to try and win the tournament. That's it. My focus is solely on the first match, preparing properly for that."

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