The Queen's Club Tournament Director Stephen Farrow still sees a chance to see Andy Murray, five-time tournament winner playing the event again. Murray, who underwent a hip-replacement surgery after his first-round exit at the Australian Open, has a lifetime deal with Queen's. In a statement, Farrow said: "Andy is our greatest champion, and he has our full support.
The most important thing is that he recovers well from his surgery and can live a pain-free life as soon as possible. We have a special bond with him - he won his first professional match at The Queen's Club, he won the tournament five times, and we have so many special memories of him playing on our centre court."
Farrow added: "Of course, we would love to have him back at the Fever-Tree Championships if he is fit and able to play. We will keep in close contact with him and his team, and the door will remain open for him for as long as possible."
Speaking about the crowd's support after his loss to Nick Kyrgios in the opening round last year, Murray had said: "It was obviously really nice. I have been waiting obviously to get back and competing again, and, you know, I was hoping to play last week in Holland, but it was also nice I guess my first match was back here in the UK and in front of a full crowd, a tournament I love playing at.
It was nice."