Andy Murray to play at Eastbourne in bid to prove fitness ahead of Wimbledon

ANDY MURRAY will take the coast road to Wimbledon – after signing up to play in Eastbourne next week.

Murray will play in the Nature Valley International in a bid to test his fitness following his long-awaited return to tennis.

 Andy Murray returned to action earlier this week at the Queen's Club Championships, after almost a year out with injury

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Andy Murray returned to action earlier this week at the Queen's Club Championships, after almost a year out with injury

Murray said: “"I'm looking forward to getting some more time on the grass courts at Eastbourne this week.

"I played Davis Cup there in 2006​ and I know the courts and facilities there are excellent.

"It was good to get back to competition at Queen's this week, and I'm hoping to building on that next week at Devonshire Park."
On Tuesday, Murray lost to Nick Kyrgios in the first round of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s – his first competitive match for 11 months since being struck down by hip problems.

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The former world No 1 will hope to have more time on court in Eastbourne before making a decision about whether he is ready to play best-of-five-set matches at Wimbledon.
Traditionally the East Sussex town it hosted a pre-Wimbledon tournament only for women, but the annual fixture on the tennis calendar is now in its second period of being a joint event.

Before his appearance at Queen's, Wimbledon was the last event Murray had played in.

He reached the quarter-finals before being knocked out with his troublesome hip making him virtually immobile.


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ANDY MURRAY will take the coast road to Wimbledon – after signing up to play in Eastbourne next week.