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Kyrgios rejects doubles chance with Murray

18th June 2019, 15:18 by Neil Foster

Nick Kyrgios will not partner Andy Murray in the doubles at Wimbledon but has backed him to do well on his return to action.

Murray is due for his first competitive outing since the Australian Open when he teams up with Feliciano Lopez to take on Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the doubles at Queen's on Wednesday.

The Scot underwent a second hip operation at the start of the year after indicating that Melbourne might be his last tournament and the three three-time Grand Slam winner says he is now "pain-free".

A return to singles is unlikely at SW19 although it seems as though he will play in the doubles. However, good friend Kyrgios will not be on the same side of the net.

"I don't think I want to carry him for Wimbledon dubs," he joked. "I think he can find someone else to do that for him."

The controversial Australian is glad to see the 32-year-old back on the circuit.

"He is a warrior," Kyrgios added. "He's good enough to do damage in doubles, especially with Feliciano. I'd almost pay to watch that match."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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