Andy Murray returns to competitive action at the Cinch Championships as he bids for a sixth title at Queen’s Club…
Andy Murray returns to competitive action at the Cinch Championships as he bids for a sixth title at Queen’s Club – here are full details of his next match.
Murray is back in singles action for the first time in three months after being sidelined with a groin injury.
The 34-year-old returns to the venue in which he has enjoyed more success than any other and will be looking to roll back the years ahead of a potential return to Wimbledon later this month.
The former world number one has not played competitively in a singles event since losing to Russia’s Andrey Rublev at the Rotterdam Open back in March.
In May, he played alongside fellow Brit Liam Broady in the Italian Open doubles – where they lost in the Second Round.
Five-time champion Murray has won more singles titles than any other player in the history of the ATP at Queen’s Club, with his most recent triumph coming in 2016.
Murray marked his return to Queen’s with a commanding 6-3, 6-2 win over Benoit Paire in Round One of the Cinch Championships on Monday.
His comeback quest continues against top seed Matteo Berrettini in the Round of 16 on Thursday June 17, with the match scheduled to commence from around 1.30pm BST.
Prior to the event, Murray told BBC Sport: “The reason why I’m still doing it is because I enjoy it and I don’t see any problem with that.
“I’m not offending anyone and it’s not hurting anyone. I like it.
“I know I’m not playing at a level that I was playing a few years ago.
“It’s been extremely frustrating for me not to have any consistency, in terms of competitions, to really judge and see exactly where my game is at.
“But there has been, for me anyway, enough evidence and practices that I’ve had with top players to suggest I can still compete with them.
“I feel alright, but not perfect. I’ve been happy with the way I’ve been playing in practice and I’ve been hitting the ball well.
“But I need to hope my body holds up during this period and that’s a big ‘if’ for me.
“I can’t say with certainty that I’m going to be fine because that hasn’t been the case over the last six to nine months.”
The Scot intends to return to Grand Slam action at Wimbledon, which starts on June 28, provided he does not encounter any further injury problems.
Murray, now ranked world number 124, claimed glory at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016.