Playing his first match since January hip surgery, Andy Murray was victorious today in Queen’s teaming with Feliciano Lopez to beat the top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 7-6(5), 6-3.
“I expected to enjoy the match because I told myself I was going to regardless of what happened,” said Murray. “To feel as well as I did there — not perfect in terms of everything like my movement, but pain-free…I enjoyed it. I feel like I’m going to continue to progress.”
Murray added that he will also play doubles at Wimbledon but with Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
“He had said to my coach that he wasn’t going to be playing doubles at Wimbledon,” said Murray. “A couple of weeks ago, [he] got in touch, said maybe [he] would like to play. I’m asssuming he spoke with his team and thought it might be a nice thing to do.”
In singles action, Diego Schwartzman shocked 2-time champion Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-4.
On a busy Thursday as the event played catch-up, several players had to play two matches.
Top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas finished off Kyle Edmund then needed three sets to turn away Jeremy Chardy.
37-year-old Nicolas Mahut upset Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(2).
Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Grigor Dimitrov then knocked out Nick Kyrgios in three sets.
Tomorrow, FAA meets Tsitsipas, Lopez takes on Milos Raonic and Murray returns in doubles.
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