Andy Murray to make comeback from hip injury at Queen's Club Championships

Andy Murray has dropped to No 157 in the world rankings

Andy Murray has dropped to No 157 in the world rankings

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The former world No 1 will make his competitive return following hip surgery at the grass court tournament next week.

The Australian is number 24 in the world and is supremely talented, if volatile.

The three-time major victor has not played since last year's Wimbledon due to a hip injury and subsequent surgery.

Top seed Marin Cilic will play Fernando Verdasco in the first round and defending champion Feliciano Lopez is up against no. 4 seed David Goffin.

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

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He had hoped to return at this week's Libema Open in the Netherlands but subsequently pulled out.

He practised at Queen's on Friday ahead of next week's Fever-Tree Championships, delayed a decision until Saturday and then told tournament officials he would be there.

He said he first felt pain in his right hip during the French Open semi-final against Wawrinka in June 2017, though he has had issues with it throughout his career.

He took the rest of the year off and, after failing to regain his fitness in time for this year's Australian Open, had an operation in Melbourne on January 8.

However, he will have to stress-test himself in proper competition here to be sure he can survive the rigours of best-of-five matches at Wimbledon, which starts on 2 July - especially as he will be unseeded and could easily draw one of the favourites in the first round.

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