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Djokovic welcomes Murray’s London comeback

Former world No.1 Novak Djokovic is looking forward to seeing his old rival Andy Murray return to the court when he faces Nick Kyrgios at Queen's.




Novak Djokovic is relishing the chance to renew his rivalry with Andy Murray.

Murray is making his long-awaited return at Queen's Club this week after 11 months out with a hip injury and is due to face Nick Kyrgios in the opening round on Tuesday.

The Scot had several aborted comebacks, having limped out of Wimbledon last July before going under the knife in January.

The pair, born just a week apart in 1987, have been long-time adversaries on court and have battled at the top of the men's game for much of the last decade, competing in 19 finals, including seven at grand slams.



Djokovic has also suffered from injury problems over the last 18 months, which saw him undergo elbow surgery, and is excited for the Briton's return.

"I wish him all the best, I really do, tennis misses him, he is a great champion, a great guy, really dedicated, hard working, great ethics," the Serbian, who is also playing at Queen's, said.

"I really hope to see him back playing at that level he has played over the last couple of years.

"I have known him since we were 11 or 12 years old, I have always had a wonderful relationship with Andy, never experienced anything negative, we have been and still are big rivals on the court and we have had so many great matches, he deserves the chance to come back.

"Coming back from a major injury inspires you, you are breathing a new breath of life. I am sure he is more motivated than ever."



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