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Andy Murray to donate Queen's prize money to Grenfell Tower appeal

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Murray and other sporting stars have pledged funds to help the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster

Given he lives in London for a lot of the year, Murray has been personally affected by the incident, and has promised to hand over his winnings from the competition, which could be anything as high as £346,000 if he wins his record sixth title.

Bedene, who is the British number four, was scheduled to face Murray at Queen's on Tuesday afternoon but has been replaced by lucky loser Jordan Thompson.

Once again Andy Murray disappointed his fans, and this time it was sensational.

It is perhaps no coincidence that both his Wimbledon triumphs in 2013 and 2016 came after he also won the title at Queen's.

Murray wasn't the only big name wiped out in first-round action. When I have done well here, Wimbledon has tended to go pretty well, too.

He has been a generous supporter of charities throughout his career and has helped with a number of charitable causes but has never sought publicity for his personal donations.

"It has happened in the past where guys haven't done well and gone on to do well at Wimbledon". I would have liked more matches here.

But, while Thompson might not have Murray's glittering trophy cabinet, the 23-year-old was already up to speed on grass after reaching the final of the Surbiton Challenger last week.

"Hopefully I get enough time on the court these next couple of weeks and work on some things, because I am going to need to". "If I play like that, I certainly won't win Wimbledon but I can play better than that". Murray said the late change of opponent made no difference.

The Australian sealed victory with an ace down the middle as he became the first player since Roger Federer to hold serve for an entire match against Murray. "I think he just puts it down to he had a rough day at the office".

A number of footballers as well as Ascot Racecourse have also pledged donations to support the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Kyle Edmund suffered a shock exit at the Queen's Club event after losing to Denis Shapovalov in the first round, 7-6 4-6 6-4.

"It's everything. It's huge for me", Kokkinakis said. I want to make the most of every tournament I compete in.