LONDON – Top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas avoided a slip-up at Queen’s on Thursday as he breezed past British Number one Kyle Edmund 6-3 7-5 in their rain-delayed first-round match.
However, for once the doubles will take centre-stage over the singles later in west London as former world number one Andy Murray makes his return to competitive tennis for the first time since undergoing a hip operation in January.
Murray will team up with veteran Spaniard Feliciano Lopez against top seeds and French Open semi-finalists Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.
Tsitsipas was grateful to polish off Edmund in straight sets after resuming at 3-3 in the second set after rain on Wednesday forced the match into a second day.
The 20-year-old Greek will be back on court later on Thursday to face Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, as organisers try to catch up with lost time early in the week.