Feliciano Lopez: Andy Murray approached me, everything happened quickly

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Feliciano Lopez: Andy Murray approached me, everything happened quickly

Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez will play doubles in Queen's doubles. The British player will compete again for the first time since this year's Australian Open and the Spaniard looks forward to partner Murray. In an interview to Daily Mail, Lopez said: "I really hope this will lead to him being able to compete in singles again.

Now he is feeling good he has decided to try in doubles first and I am extremely happy it is me who will be playing with him at Queen's. He approached me and it all happened very quickly. I think Monday was the deadline, so we were lucky to be included as the last pair in the draw.

I have spoken to Andy, he is a good friend and we are often on the phone, so I was following his rehab. I haven't hit with him myself yet but I have heard how he is training, how he is improving and getting better and should be ready.

I don't think he would have asked otherwise. In Australia, when he lost I thought he wouldn't play anymore. Everyone thought that. But since the second surgery, it seems like he's doing better. Of course, he would love to play Wimbledon (in the singles) but for the moment it's too much."

Lopez has not had a good year so far on the Tour. He has gone down to the 108th ranking place in the world. He became the Madrid Open Tournament Director. In order to keep playing, Lopez indicated that playing Grand Slam main draws will be the key.