Andy Murray is planning to make his return to competitive tennis in the doubles at the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club later this month.

The 32-year-old has not played since the Australian Open and had a hip resurfacing operation in January.

The former world number one, who has since said he is “pain-free”, aims to play alongside Spain’s Feliciano Lopez.

The tournament in London will start on Monday, 17 June – two weeks before Wimbledon begins.

BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller said: “I don’t see this as the start of a doubles career but as a stepping stone.

“He’s not ready for singles at at all but I think he intends to give it a go later. It is incredibly early days. He’s only been back in full training for two weeks.

“It’s an obvious way to ease yourself back in, but who knows what will happen from here.”

More to follow.

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