Andy Murray optimistic for future after winning return at Queen's

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Britain's Andy Murray made a successful return to tennis action following a crucial hip surgery with an impressive victory in the Queen's doubles.

He partnered Feliciano Lopez to beat top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 7-6(5) 6-3 at the Queen's Club championships on Thursday.

"I expected to enjoy the match because I told myself I was going to regardless of what happened," said Murray. "To feel as well as I did there -- not perfect in terms of everything like my movement, but pain-free...I enjoyed it. I feel like I'm going to continue to progress."

Murray also revealed his plans for Wimbledon, where he will partner Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

“I feel optimistic about the future. I don’t know how long it will take to get to that level [the fitness required for singles], but hopefully not too long.”

The British player last played at the Australian Open in January when it appeared his career might be over following the nagging hip issue. 

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