UK: Murray’s reveals he seeks inspiration from Suffolk’s Ed Sheeran as Wimbledon gets under way

Andy Murray

Andy Murray - Credit: PA

As Wimbledon gets under way, British tennis hero Andy Murray has revealed there will be some Suffolk inspiration behind his bid for glory.

Ed Sheeran performs at Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium

Ed Sheeran performs at Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium - Credit: PA

He has told what music inspires him in the locker room – and it includes Ed Sheeran, from Framlingham.

The British No. 1 said almost all players listen to music before they take to the court and with dozens of players at the start of a grand slam, the locker room is likely to be far from peaceful.

“I would say 90% of the players listen to music before they go on. You know the locker room at a grand slam, there’s like 128 players at the beginning.

“It’s very, very loud with coaches and physical trainers and all that so a lot of players just kinda get in the zone by listening to music,” Murray said.

“I’ve been listening to a lot of John Mellencamp – quite old. I like Ed Sheeran. I like Pharell’s songs just now. They’re pretty good – the one with Robin Thicke as well.”

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