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Andy Murray supported by wife Kim Sears as he makes triumphant return at Queen's

Andy Murray completed his extraordinary comeback to tennis on Sunday evening when the Scot and his partner, Feliciano Lopez, defeated Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram 7-6 (6), 5-7, 10-5 in the Queen's doubles final. A huge moment for Murray as he looks to resurrect his career.

With four of them remaining, Murray and Lopez took the game, set and match, emotion clear to see from the player and from his family in his box.

Murray has been in regular contact with Bob Bryan, the American 23-times Grand Slam doubles victor, who had the same operation, and says he has been surprised at not feeling any pain in the hip this week.

Murray and Lopez celebrate victory in the mens doubles final.

Andy Murray was cheered on by his wife Kim as he returned to the tennis court at Queen's on Thursday.

They normally play doubles as well, ' he said, before adding that world women's doubles No 1 Kristina Mladenovic had been among those to turn him down.

He is the first wildcard to win the prestigious pre-Wimbledon title since American Pete Sampras 20 years ago. He would have been the oldest player to win a tour-level title since the 43-year-old Ken Rosewall won the Hong Kong Grand Prix final in 1977, but Roger Federer beat him to that accolade after winning his 10th Halle Open title earlier Monday (NZT).

But 23-year-old Barty said a prior agreement to play women's doubles with Victoria Azarenka at Wimbledon meant she had to decline Murray's proposal.

Murray chastised himself for a mess he made of one shot in the first set, asking: "What was I doing?".

Goffin, who was playing in his first final since 2017, made life hard for Federer in the first set, forcing him to save three break points without having to face any of his own, but the world No 3 upped his level in the tie-break and maintained it from there to win his 102nd tour-level title in just over an hour.

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