Tricky draw for Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez at Queen’s Club as they face top seeds

Andy Murray hitting balls PA

Andy Murray could not have asked for a more difficult draw on his return to action as he and Feliciano Lopez will take on top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the opening round of the doubles at Queen’s Club.

Three-time Grand Slam winner Murray will make his long-awaited comeback to competitive tennis following hip resurfacing surgery at the end of January.

The 32-year-old’s last competitive match was in the first round of the Australian Open when he lost in five sets against Roberto Bautista Agut.

However, he will be back in action in the doubles at the Fever-Tree Championships next week alongside Spaniard Lopez with the hope of playing in Eastbourne the following week before having a go at Wimbledon.

Dan Evans and Ken Skupski could be the second-round opponents for the winner of the Cabal/Farah-Murray/Lopez clash.

Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski, meanwhile, are also in the top half of the draw and they will take on Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the first round.

Second seeds Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares are in the bottom half and they kick off their campaign against Stan Wawrinka and Lucas Pouille.

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