Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will warm up for this year’s championship at Queen’s, where he has won the trophy five times, organizers said on Monday.
The former world number one, who turns 34 on Saturday, made an emotional return to the tour after hip surgery in 2019, winning the doubles title at the London event with Feliciano Lopez.
Murray, who was hampered by a groin injury, has only played three tournaments in 2021 and was last in action in March.
He traveled to Italy to train on the sidelines of the Rome Masters this week.
The Scotsman, ranked 123rd, hopes to be fit for the French Open, which starts on May 30, but is waiting to see if he will receive a wild card.
The grass tournament at Queen’s Club, canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, begins June 14.
“It has been a difficult time for everyone and it will be great to play again in front of home fans in Great Britain,” said Murray.
“The Queen’s tournament has always meant a lot to me – that’s where I won my first ATP game.
“I won the singles at Queen’s more than any other in my career, and I will never forget our doubles title in 2019. I can’t wait to come back. “
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