sport news Juan Martin del Potro backs Andy Murray to make singles comeback this year

'We all know Andy has the guts to win again': Juan Martin del Potro backs Murray to make a comeback in the singles this year Andy Murray will play his first competitive match since January next week Murray and doubles partner Feliciano Lopez will face the top seeds at Queen's Brits Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie also have tough openers in the singles Edmund plays No 1 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, while Norrie faces Kevin Anderson

By Kieran Gill for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 22:30 BST, 15 June 2019 | Updated: 23:24 BST, 15 June 2019

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An unkind draw at Queen's Club means Andy Murray must begin his competitive comeback by facing top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the doubles this week.

Former world No 1 Murray, who will partner Feliciano Lopez, is set to return to court for the first time since undergoing a second hip operation in January.

The 32-year-old and Spanish left-hander Lopez will meet Cabal and Farah — a match which capped a difficult draw for the Brits at the Fever-Tree Championships.

Former world No 1 Andy Murray will play his first competitive match since January next week

Former world No 1 Andy Murray will play his first competitive match since January next week

British No 1 Kyle Edmund will face top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round of the singles, while British No 2 Cameron Norrie must meet No 2 seed Kevin Anderson.

Meanwhile, Dan Evans, will play Stan Wawrinka, the No 7 seed. 

All eyes will be on Murray, however, with the Scot expected to be in action on Wednesday. Now pain free, he is also aiming to play in the doubles at Eastbourne and Wimbledon.

Juan Martin del Potro, who will face world No 25 Denis Shapovalov in the first round, has backed Murray to make a comeback in the singles this year.

Del Potro is in a good position to judge after suffering his own career-threatening injuries. He has long suffered with his

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