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Murray at Queen’s

Well, Sir Andy Murray made it to Baron’s Court and the Fever Tree Championships at Queen’s Club, where he was faced in the 1st round by the maverick from Australia that is Nick Kyrgios, who had never defeated Murray in five previous meetings. Kyrgios was his usual unpredictable mixture of arrogance, elegance and brilliance, at once infuriating but entertaining. Murray started the strongest, hitting the ball as cleanly as ever, but, unsurprisingly, having been off court for 342 days, found his fitness began to count against him as the match went on, with Kyrgios finally prevailing after a fairly epic three set encounter over two and a half hours. Despite the defeat, if Murray comes out of the match unharmed, it will have provided him with just the sort of work out he needed, and he now heads to Eastbourne to continue his preparation for Wimbledon 2018. We watch with bated breath.