Queen’s Club draw: Andy Murray faces Lorenzo Sonego in first round

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Andy Murray will play Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego in the first round of the Cinch Championship at Queen’s, which starts on Monday.

The British number three will be bidding for his sixth tournament win at Queen’s as he continues his preparations for next month’s Wimbledon.

British number one Cameron Norrie, the third seed, takes on Bulgaria’s former Wimbledon semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov and second-ranked Briton Dan Evans faces defending champion Matteo Berrettini.

Berrettini, who meets Andy Murray in the BOSS Open final in Stuttgart on Sunday, could also get a rematch with the former World No 1 in the second round.

Sixth seed Denis Shapovalov or former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka are then potential quarter-final opponents for Berrettini or Murray.

Shapovalov, who was runner-up at the Queen’s Club in 2021, starts against Tommy Paul, while 2014 semi-finalist Wawrinka meets Frances Tiafoe in the first round

Ryan Peniston, the British number seven, has been handed a tough opening-round draw as he plays top seed and French Open runner-up Casper Ruud.

French Open finalist Ruud is making his debut at The Queen’s Club while Peniston was handed the final wildcard for the main draw after a strong showing in Rothesay.

British number five Liam Broady faces Croatia’s seventh seed Marin Cilic in his first-round match.

Another promising Briton Jack Draper, who has four ATP Challenger Tour crowns to his name this year, will play fourth seed and Indian Wells Masters winner Taylor Fritz in a tough first round assignment.

The winner will pocket just over £340,000 and the runner-up close to £184,000 out of a total prize fund of £1.84million.

The 2022 Cinch Championships will be played from 13-19 June at The Queen’s Club in London.

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