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Murray eyes doubles in return to competitive action

Andy Murray is set to return to competitive action.

Making a return: Andy Murray


Andy Murray could play at Wimbledon this year if his return to competitive tennis in the men’s doubles at the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club later this month goes well.

The 32-year-old had hip surgery in January in a bid to save his career and admits to being ‘excited’ at the prospect of soon getting back onto the match court.

The Scot will partner Spain’s Feliciano Lopez after the pair accepted a wildcard entry, the tournament starting on 17 June, just two weeks before Wimbledon.

If his return goes to plan without any after-effects, then Murray could well feature in the doubles at the All England Club.

“Queen’s has always been a special place for me and it’s the perfect place to return,” said the three-time Grand Slam winner.

“It’s where I won my first ATP match, my first title in Britain and on grass, and it’s been my most successful tournament overall. I am really excited to return to the match court for the first time since my surgery.”

The former world No. 1 hasn’t played since the Australian Open in January but has not given up hope of featuring again at SW19, though says he will have to take his return to competitive action carefully.

“I’m not yet ready to return to the singles court, but I’ve been pain-free for a few months now,” he said.

“I’ve made good progress in training and on the practice court, and this is the next step for me as I try to return to the Tour.”

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