Andy Murray will return to singles competition for the first time since January when he faces Richard Gasquet at the Cincinnati Masters on Monday.
The thirty-two-year-old Briton lost in the first round of the Australian Open in January and broke down in tears amid fears a hip injury may end his career. He underwent hip resurfacing surgery and has since played in doubles events.
Murray – now ranked 325 in the world – is expected on court around 19:00 BST against world-number-sixty-six Gasquet. Murray gained a wildcard entry and speaking on the eve of the tournament the three-time Grand Slam winner said he has had “good” results against top players on the practice court.