Tennis fans spend night camping outside Wimbledon

Devoted tennis fans are already queuing for the chance to buy Wimbledon tickets - with some even setting up tents 65 hours before the first match begins.

The most dedicated supporters were spotted as early as 6.20pm on Friday evening, nearly three whole days before the competition begins on Monday at 11.30am.  

By midnight on Friday, a larger gathering had appeared, with more than a dozen enthusiasts camping outside Wimbledon's courts in southwest London. 

Pictures taken today show a much bigger crowd of fans assembled in long lines with tents, camping chairs and cool bags. 

It comes after Andy Murray admitted there remains a possibility he could still withdraw from the competition. 

Pictures taken today show a much bigger crowd of fans assembled in long lines with tents, camping chairs and cool bags. Some have been queuing since Friday 

Pictures taken today show a much bigger crowd of fans assembled in long lines with tents, camping chairs and cool bags. Some have been queuing since Friday 

The most dedicated supporters were spotted as early as 6.20pm on Friday evening, nearly three whole days before the competition begins on Monday at 11.30am. Pictured: The queue this morning 

The most dedicated supporters were spotted as early as 6.20pm on Friday evening, nearly three whole days before the competition begins on Monday at 11.30am. Pictured: The queue this morning 

By midnight on Friday, a larger gathering had appeared, with more than a dozen enthusiasts camping outside Wimbledon's courts in southwest London. Pictured: The scene this morning 

By midnight on Friday, a larger gathering had appeared, with more than a dozen enthusiasts camping outside Wimbledon's courts in southwest London. Pictured: The scene this morning 

The two-times Wimbledon champion and former world number one faces Frenchman Benoit Paire in the first round on Tuesday.

Murray is on the way back from hip surgery he underwent in January.

He has played three matches since returning to competitive action, losing against Nick Kyrgios at Queen's then beating Stan Wawrinka in Eastbourne before losing against fellow Briton Kyle Edmund.

Asked if he could have pulled out from Wimbledon, Murray told Sportsweek on BBC Radio 5 live: 'Yes, it is still possible. I am taking it literally each day. Some days I feel better than others. 

It comes after former world number one Andy Murray admitted there remains a possibility he could still withdraw from the competition

It comes after former world number one Andy Murray admitted there remains a possibility he could still withdraw from the competition

A tennis fan queuing in southwest London for the chance of buying a ticket to see a Wimbledon match. The competition begins tomorrow morning

A tennis fan queuing in southwest London for the chance of buying a ticket to see a Wimbledon match. The competition begins tomorrow morning

Tennis fans start queuing early in the morning sunshine with camping gear and blankets in the hope of getting a ticket to a match

Tennis fans start queuing early in the morning sunshine with camping gear and blankets in the hope of getting a ticket to a match

Barriers separate die-hard tennis fans as they queue with tents for the opportunity to buy a ticket to a match. A man in the foreground can be seen near his inflatable bed 

Barriers separate die-hard tennis fans as they queue with tents for the opportunity to buy a ticket to a match. A man in the foreground can be seen near his inflatable bed 

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