Andy Murray to return to action next week as he steps up comeback bid

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Andy Murray is set to play his first competitive tennis since he pulled out of Wimbledon.

The former British and World number one was out of action for almost a year after requiring surgery to correct a hip complaint.

He returned to the ATP Tour before Wimbledon, appearing at Queen’s and Eastbourne, before pulling out of Wimbledon at the last minute believing it was “too soon” to face best-of-five contests.

However, he’s no ready to step-up his comeback once again and will play in the Washington Open, which starts next week.

Murray’s absence from the game has seen his world ranking plummet to 838, but should he come through his opening round match against Mackenzie McDonald, he will face new British number one Kyle Edmund in the second round.

Murray has also been granted a wildcard to play in the Cincinnati Open next month as he attempts to ready himself for the US Open.