June 15, 2019 / 12:24 PM / a month ago

Murray to face top seeds in Queen's Club doubles return

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - First Round - Melbourne Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2019. Britain's Andy Murray in action during the match against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

LONDON (Reuters) - Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will face Queen’s Club top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah when he makes his return from hip surgery alongside Spain’s Feliciano Lopez next week.

Murray, 32, is playing doubles as he takes his first steps back to the tour having undergone a hip resurfacing operation earlier this year.

He last played at the Australian Open in January.

Murray is also expected to play doubles at the Eastbourne championships the following week and at Wimbledon.

Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas is the top seed in the singles with Kevin Anderson, runner-up at Wimbledon last year, the second seed. South African Anderson skipped the claycourt season.

The tournament begins on Monday.

Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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