Murray to make singles comeback against Gasquest
Andy Murray is to make his return to singles action at the Cincinnati Masters next week and will face Richard Gasquest in round one.
The Brit has enjoyed a remarkable turnaround in health having started the year saying he would retire after this year's Wimbledon championships due to the constant pain he was experiencing with his hip.
He underwent hip resurfacing surgery in January and has slowly been working his way back to full fitness, competing in doubles matches since June with a view to playing in singles competition before the end of 2019.
The three-time grand slam winner confirmed on Friday he would be returning to one-on-one action at next week's Cincinnati Masters via his Instagram page and has now learnt who his first opponent will be.
The 32-year-old, who last played a singles match at the Australian Open in January, will take on Gasquest in the first round as part of a tough draw for the Masters 1000 series event.
The two-time Cincinnati champion has been placed in the same quarter of the draw as Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev, while Rafael Nadal is in Murray's half.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will also return to action in Ohio having sat out the ongoing Rogers Cup.
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