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Kyrgios returning to Queen's

5th March 2019, 14:18 by Jack Ogalbe

Nick Kyrgios has confirmed he will return to play at Queen's this summer as part of his preparations for Wimbledon.

The 23-year-old won his first ATP title in 14 months at last week's Mexican Open and, after beating three top-10 players, including Rafael Nadal, is again being talked up as a Grand Slam contender.

Kyrgios' joint-best major showing came at Wimbledon in 2014 when he reached the quarter-finals and he will prepare for the 2019 edition by playing alongside the likes of Kyle Edmund, Stefanos Tsitsipas and defending champion Marin Cilic.

Organisers are hoping five-time winner Andy Murray will also be ready as he works his way back from hip surgery.

The Australian beat Murray at the venue last year and is hopeful one of his friends in the sport will be ready to play at what he says is one of his favourite venues.

"The courts are perfect, they suit my game and if I go well it will set me up perfectly for Wimbledon," he said.

"'I know what I can do if I'm feeling good, and I want to show that on the grass at Queen's and Wimbledon this year.

"The Fever-Tree Championships is a great event, one of my good mates Andy Murray won the title five times there, so that shows how important it is."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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