Scot in men's doubles
Murray confirms plans to compete at Wimbledon
He’s back: Andy Murray marked his return with a straights set win
Andy Murray is to compete in the men’s doubles at Wimbledon after making a successful return to competitive action at the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s.
The former world No. 1 teamed up with Spain’s Feliciano Lopez to record a 7-6 6-3 win over top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.
After the match he revealed that he will be joining forces with multiple doubles Grand Slam champion Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the All-England Club as he continues his comeback from hip surgery.
“I sort of expected to be the worst player on the court tonight and to not feel particularly good on the court, and I was prepared to feel that way, which was probably the case in the first set,” he said.
“But then I think I started to play better in the second and started to serve a bit better, see the returns a little bit better and things.
“I have zero discomfort in my hip, like, after the match, like, nothing. And if I had done this last year, you know, I’d be here aching, throbbing, and feel bad the next day.”
The Scot added: “I’ll just keep pushing and see how it goes. But I feel optimistic about the future.
“I always wanted to try to play tennis again if I was able to. But at the same time, if it wasn’t possible, I would have been absolutely fine with stopping there.”
Murray, who also plans to compete in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon, will also play in the men’s doubles at Eastbourne next week alongside Marcelo Melo.