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15.51 21 Jun 2019


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Andy Murray has said he will play at Wimbledon this Summer in the men's doubles competition.

The former singles World Number one will partner Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who won the tournament in 2016 alongside Nicolas Mahut.

The 32-year old had hip resurfacing surgery in January in a bid to save his career and has returned to action at the Queen's Club this week - playing with Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.

The three-time Grand Slam singles champion says he's relieved to have returned to the court - after he feared that he would never come back. Murray said he felt "as well as I did there, not perfect in terms of my movement.

"But, pain-free. I mean I enjoyed it and it was nice to win, but that wasn't the number one priority."

The Scot was last victorious at Wimbledon, where he defeated Canadian Milos Raonic in straight sets in the decider, after entering the competition as the second seed.

He also won in 2013, becoming the first Briton to lift the trophy since Fred Perry had won back in 1936

Andy Murray has said it is fun to be back playing and he feels that he will "always progress" through the pain.

He believes he is "always making improvements" to his game, and to the injury in his hip.

He has also said he is optimistic about a possible singles comeback later in the year, after progressing through the first round of the competition at the Queen's Club by beating the Colombian pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in straight sets he said he has "zero discomfort in my hip".

"If I had done this last year, I would be aching, throbbing - and feel bad the next day. I just keep pushing and see how it goes."

He has also said he is optimistic about a possible singles comeback later in the year.

Written by Ben Finnegan.


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