Wimbledon Stars Feel FIFA World Cup Fever

While Andy Murray admits the World Cup is the talk of the locker room, Serbian Novak Djokovic said he was supporting neighbouring countries like Bosnia, Croatia and Greece.

updated: June 23, 2014 21:53 IST
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London: Tennis's top stars should be concentrating on Wimbledon, which got under way Monday, but the big-name players can't help keeping an eye on the World Cup football action in Brazil.

The Championships are a football-free zone: the All England Club refuses to show matches on the big screens inside the grounds, while in 1996 America's Jensen brothers, who wanted to play doubles in England football shirts, were torn off a strip by the tournament organisers.

Nonetheless, the World Cup is the talk of the locker room, according to defending champion Andy Murray.

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