IMAGE: Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez in action during their doubles match against top seeded-pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah at the Queen’s Club Championships on Thursday. Photograph: Wimbledon/Twitter Britain’s Andy Murray made a successful return to action after six months out following hip surgery as he partnered Feliciano Lopez to a first-round doubles win at the Queen’s Club championships on Thursday. The 32-year-old, five-times a winner of the singles at the prestigious Wimbledon warm-up event, delighted a large evening centre court crowd with some fluent shot-making as he and Spanish veteran Lopez beat top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 7-6(5), 6-3. Murray, who missed most of 2018 with a hip injury, last played at the Australian Open in January when it appeared his career might be over following an emotional second-round defeat by Roberto Bautista Agut. The two-times Wimbledon champion, by far Britain’s most successful player in modern times, underwent hip-resurfacing surgery shortly after that but has been coy about his chances of making a return to the singles court. While not too much can be read into Thursday’s doubles win, Murray certainly appeared to be moving without the trademark limp that was present when… Read full this story
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