Andy Murray crashes back down to earth after early exit

Andy Murray & Marcelo Melo beaten in doubles at Eastbourne International

Andy Murray & Marcelo Melo beaten in doubles at Eastbourne International

Murray and his Brazilian partner Marcelo Melo were defeated 6-2, 6-4 in the first round at Eastbourne by top-seeded Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah on Tuesday.

Murray underwent hip surgery in January and there was a suggestion the two-time Wimbledon champion would have to retire.

He will team up with Frenchman Pierre-Hughes Herbert in the men's doubles at Wimbledon next week, but is still seeking a partner in the mixed event.

The 32-year-old also plans to play mixed doubles at SW19 but last night admitted he was now slightly wary.

He added: "I've spoken to a few of the players the last few days about it, so there's a few kind of lined up and I said I would let them know in the next couple of days".

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'And because doubles is best of five [sets], and you play with advantage scoring, you can get backed up and play four matches in two days. I just need to be certain that my body's ready for that.

French Open semi-finalist Konta needed 97 minutes to triumph in front of her home crowd, running out a 6-4, 7-6 (3) victor.

Damir Dzumhur, seeded fifth, broke in the eighth game of the third set to take a 5-3 lead. Lopez kicked off the campaign on Wednesday, beating Marton Fucsovics 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 and receiving a walkover from Juan Martin del Potro, skipping the second round clash to save the energy for the upcoming encounters. They would be their only break points of the match.

Inspired by the occasion and personal quests, Feliciano Lopez and Andy Murray notched a 7-6, 5-7, 10-5 victory to lift the trophy that meant so much to both players, with the Spaniard becoming the first players with both titles at Queen's since Mark Philippoussis in 1997!

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