Andy Murray defeated on return to action at Queen's Club

Posted June 26, 2018

The three-time Grand Slam champion played his first competitive game since SW19 previous year, but despite a spirited 6-2, 4-7 (4), 5-7 defeat to Australia's Nick Kyrgios at London's Queen's Club.

"You feel the consequences mentally more than physically", Djokovic, who is trying to recapture top form after undergoing elbow surgery earlier this year, told British media.

Kyrgios had lost all five of his previous meetings with Murray - and a sixth loss beckoned as he dropped serve three times, each time with a wild double-fault in a shambolic first set.

The Tennis Integrity Unit said Kicker can reduce his ban to three years if he "commits no further breaches". "It was also nice I guess that my first match was back here in the United Kingdom and in front of a full crowd, at a tournament I love playing at". "I played juniors with him - I always knew he was going to be pretty good".

Then I had some food, completed my media commitments and then I went back and did another 20-30 minutes with my physio before heading home.

"But 2-2 in the first set, I split-stepped and my hip kind of pinched a little bit". I'm really happy that I got on the match court and played [against Kyrgios].

"I didn't start playing to win Wimbledon or get to number one in the world".

"I'm sure if you ask Roger or Rafa, Roger had a bunch of problems with his back a few years ago and obviously the knee".

Britain's Andy Murray will be returning to action after his hip injury.

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"The guy hadn't played a match in a year and I was getting smoked in the first set, I was like, "This is not going to be a good look if I lose here".

"I don't know the state of his hips", Djokovic said. Personally I feel good.

"It's something I need to speak to my team about", the two-time Wimbledon champion said. "I played juniors with him".

If you wanted an ideal set of circumstances to maximize the impact of favorite Brit Andy Murray's return to tennis after almost a year, you couldn't have asked for better.

Watched by wife Kim and mum Judy, Murray was given a rousing reception as he walked onto the court and responded with a bashful wave to the crowd. That's really one thing that stands out.

Djokovic reacted to a surprise French Open quarter-final defeat to little-known Marco Cecchinato by suggesting he might not play on grass this summer.

There's never a time when you feel ideal.

"It was odd because on big points, when I won them, I nearly felt bad if I showed any emotion", he said.

Dimitrov defeated Damir Dzumhur 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, while Raonic was leading 6-1, 3-1 when his opponent, India's Yuki Bhambri, was forced to retire hurt.