Former world primary Andy Murray to return to motion in June after lengthy lay-off


Andy Murray is about to return to ATP Tour motion on the Libema Open within the Netherlands in June.

The grass-court match takes place from June 11-17, the week earlier than the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Membership, the place the previous world primary had been scheduled to make his predominant tour comeback following hip surgical procedure.

Murray mentioned: “I am looking forward to getting back on the grass and to play in Rosmalen for the first time. I’ve heard lots of good things about the tournament and the courts are meant to be very good – it’s the perfect way for me to prepare for Wimbledon.”

Securing the presence of Murray, health allowing, is a serious coup for the occasion, and match director Marcel Hunze mentioned: “In the past years we invested heavily in the quality of the tournament and the grass courts. The participation of Wimbledon champion, and grass court specialist, Andy Murray is a great reward.”

The Scot is predicted so as to add additional tournaments to his schedule quickly, however an asterisk stays contemplating the 30-year-old has solely this week returned to the court docket after going beneath the knife in Melbourne in January.

Murray has chosen the Good academy of Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou as his coaching base as he steps up his restoration from the harm that has sidelined him from competitors since Wimbledon final summer season.

The 2-time Wimbledon champion has been practising with promising junior Aidan McHugh, who he manages through his 77 company, and will return to match motion in a month.

Murray will make a late determination on whether or not to play within the Challenger Tour occasion in Glasgow beginning on April 30, one among two new second-tier tournaments introduced by the Garden Tennis Affiliation this month, partly with the Scot’s return in thoughts.

Murray might additionally play in Loughborough in the direction of the tip of Could whereas, if he desires additional grass-court play, there’s one other Challenger in Surbiton starting on June four.

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