16/06/2018 14:19 BST

Andy Murray Will Make His Comeback At Queen's Next Week Ahead of Wimbledon

The Tennis star has had almost a year out due to a hip injury

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Andy Murray during a practice session on Friday

Britain’s former world number one Andy Murray will make his competitive return after almost a year out next week.

The three-time major winner has not played since last year’s Wimbledon due to a hip injury and subsequent surgery.

He practised at Queen’s on Friday ahead of next week’s Fever-Tree Championships, delayed a decision until Saturday and then told tournament officials he would be there.

“Andy Murray has confirmed that he will play in the Fever-Tree Championships,” the tournament said on its official Twitter account.

The draw took place at midday on Saturday and he was paired him with Nick Kyrgios, the supremely gifted – if occasionally volatile – Australian, ranked 24 in the world.

Murray’s last competitive match was when he lost to Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon quarter-finals in July last year.

His long term hip injury forced him to withdraw from the 2017 US Open and the Brisbane Open, before having hip surgery in Melbourne on 8 January.