Andy Murray to Make Competitive Return Next Week

Andy Murray to Make Competitive Return Next WeekAndy Murray to Make Competitive Return Next Week

Britain’s former world number one tennis player Andy Murray will make his return from hip surgery at the Queen’s Club tournament in London next week where he will face Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in the first round.

Organizers announced his inclusion on Saturday ahead of the draw for the tournament which has the strongest lineup in its 128-year history with 15 of the world’s top 30 taking part, Reuters reported.

Murray, who has been sidelined for almost a year since losing in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon last July, came through a practice session in London on Friday.

The Scot, who is a five-times champion at Queen’s but has slipped to number 157 in the rankings, has been handed the toughest of all comebacks against world number 24 Kyrgios, who is a fine grasscourt player.

But the 23-year-old Australian has also struggled with injury and only returned last week from a two-month break with elbow trouble.

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov, who takes on Gilles Muller in his first-round match, said of Murray’s draw: “It’s definitely another exciting match. Nick is playing some great tennis, I don’t know if Andy is 100 percent back. It’s a tough one.”

Should Murray win, he may face British number one Kyle Edmund who plays American Ryan Harrison in the first round.

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