LONDON – Former world number one Andy Murray crowned a remarkable return to tennis with victory in the men’s doubles at the Queen’s Club tournament on Sunday.
The 32-year-old Scotsman teamed up with Spanish partner Feliciano Lopez to take a 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 10-5 win over Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram.
The three-time Grand Slam champion’s triumph comes after what he described as “life-changing” hip surgery earlier this year.
Murray – watched by his wife Kim and mother Judy – may be regretting deciding not to play with the 37-year-old Lopez at Wimbledon.
The Spaniard produced a Herculean effort, winning the singles in three sets earlier in the day before playing sublimely in the doubles.