ANDY Murray is refusing to press the panic button despite his shock exit to Nicolas Mahut in the second round of the AEGON Championships.

The defending champion and top seed lost 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 to the Frenchman on centre court at Queen's to deal a big blow to his preparations for Wimbledon, which starts later this month.

But the British No.1 said: “There's no need to panic – I lost the match 7-6 in the third.

“It was a very close match and it takes time to adjust on the grass courts.

“I haven't been able to practice much because of the rain. I need a few more days to get my movement right.”

Murray has played down the prospect of playing at Eastbourne week, but says he could play an exhibition event to gain more match practice before the action gets underway at the All England Club in under a fortnight's time.

One option for the Scot is the BNPP Paribas Tennis Classic at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, where he played last year in preparation for SW19.

He added: “I will discuss with the guys as to what I will do. I might play one or two exhibition matches.”

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