The 32-year-old, five-times a winner of the singles at the prestigious Wimbledon warm-up event, Britain’s Andy Murray made a successful return to action after six months out following hip surgery. He partnered Feliciano Lopez to a first-round doubles win at the Queen’s Club championships on Thursday (June 20).
Murray, who missed most of 2018 due to a hip injury, last played at the Australian Open in January when it appeared his career might be over following an emotional second-round defeat by Roberto Bautista Agut.
The two-times Wimbledon champion, by far Britain’s most successful player in modern times, underwent hip-resurfacing surgery shortly after that but has been coy about his chances of making a return to the singles court.
“It was brilliant. I enjoyed it a lot. I was a little bit slow at the beginning but got better as the match went on,” former world number one Murray said. I’m very fortunate to be back playing tennis again. I love playing on this court, it’s a brilliant place to play tennis. “I felt quite relaxed in the build-up today but I started to feel a bit nervous walking to the court. You want the nerves and the butterflies in the stomach and I had that today.”
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14 September, 2019