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Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka has taken a wild card into the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club following his early exit at the French Open.

The world number three was beaten in the first round in Paris on Monday by Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first big shock of the tournament.

Wawrinka will be the top seed at Queen's, which begins on June 9, ahead of defending champion Andy Murray.

The 29-year-old said: "I am really looking forward to playing in the Aegon Championships and very grateful that the tournament saved a wild card for me.

"I love London, I love the atmosphere. It is an important tournament with a lot of history, and playing at the Queen's Club gives me the best possible chance to become comfortable on grass."

Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Grigor Dimitrov are among the other leading names while British numbers two and three Dan Evans and James Ward have been given wild cards.

Tournament director Ross Hutchins said: "This is fantastic news. Stan has been a revelation this year, breaking through at the very highest level and playing some spectacular tennis.

"He adds further strength and competition to the Aegon Championships line-up, and we are delighted that he has chosen to come to the Queen's Club."

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Federer showed sympathy for Wawrinka's position but also said that he expects his Davis Cup teammate to improve and learn from the whole experience. "With Stan, I understand where he is, because I was in such a position at a moment in my career, and it's not even the pressure itself," said the 32-year-old. "I think it's how you look at yourself and at your game."
"Without changing everything, this is what he's got to work on and solve this, fix this. Little by little. It will not happen overnight. But with Australia, with Monaco, it's in his pocket already. Nobody can take this from him. It will give him time to work on this. I trust that he will find the right solutions in the months to come."

Speaking more in detail about Wawrinka's loss, Djokovic revealed: "I understand what Wawrinka is going through. In 2008 after my first Slam win, it was the first time I had to face expectations and pressure. It is something new, but that is going to be there for the rest of his career. He has to get used to this new mental dimension. I identify a lot with his situation. Suddenly all attention is directed to you and you have to think about the rest, even if you don't want to, cause is there. With the rest I mean television, sponsors, media, everything. Thanks to you guys (the journalists), we get to feel extra pressure every time we are at a Grand Slam. It is all part of the development of a champion. Pressure is a privilege in my opinion. It means you are doing something that is valuable".

http://www1.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/9330121/aegon-championships-stanislas-wawrinka-preparing-for-wimbledon-at-queens-club
 

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Trying to get enough grass points to stop Murray being 4th seed at Wimbledon eh?
 

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Grass season :drool:
 

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Trying to get enough grass points to stop Murray being 4th seed at Wimbledon eh?
They should really just give Murray that seed out of principle tbh...

Would be an utter joke if a grass mug like Wawa gets seeded ahead of a player who went undefeated on the surface last year :facepalm:.
 

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Trying to get enough grass points to stop Murray being 4th seed at Wimbledon eh?
I'm not the stats-gal on this myself, but I've been seeing that Stan's 1R exit at RG will mean he's #5 seed at highest. Berdych is the only one who can steal Murray's top-4 seed.
 

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Murray is surely guaranteed to be a top 4 seed at Wimbledon with their seeding formula, he gets 100% of the past years grass court and 75% of the previous year, that's almost 3000 points.

1 Wimbledon title and 1 Wimbledon final without even counting Queens.

Murray could even jump Federer as the 3rd seed.
 

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I actually think it is good news -- as I said after Rome, he needs somewhere to ease off this bad streak. He did it in DC (by finally winning the tie after almost losing it), now he hopes to do the same in Queens's Club. He is not the favorite there -- Murray, Berdych and Tsonga are bigger favorites than him -- and he should try to see how his Grass game is right now.
 

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Smart decision by Stan.
 

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Stan will need a lot of time to fix his head . Everyone could see that he has a problem after AO when he played in IW,Miami
but at DC in Geneva it was quite obviously . That is why he needed MC title to get a confidence,believe in himself and Federer did help him. But it came Madrid,Rome and FO and he lost in 1rd. to lesser players. AS Federer said no one could help him if he does not help himself. It was in IW when Fed said it and maybe he noticed it but at DC it was very clearly that Stan has a problem.
 

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Doesn't this make Murray 3rd seed?
 

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Very smart
 

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