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Former world number one Andy Murray (ATP 123) will compete next month in the Queen’s ATP tournament (June 14-20), the traditional warm-up for Wimbledon. The tournament announced its participation on Monday.
“If I’m fit enough, I’ll play at Queen’s,” said Murray in a comment. “It’s a difficult time for everyone and it would be great if I could get back into action in London in front of the British fans.”
Murray is currently preparing for his return in Rome. The 33-year-old Scot is still hoping for a wild card for Roland Garros (May 30-June 13), but is dependent on an invitation from the French capital. He only played three more tournaments this year. In February, he reached the final of the Challenger Tournament in Biella, Italy, and was killed in the opening round of the ATP tournament in Montpellier, France. In early March he went out in the second round in Rotterdam. He hasn’t played since then.
Murray has been struggling for several years with injuries to the hip and groin. Two years ago he made his return to Queen’s after hip surgery and immediately won the doubles tournament. He won the singles titles in London in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016.