Andy Murray and Feliciano López v Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury: Queen’s doubles final – live!

Feliciano Lopez has won the first set of the singles final 6-2. The man’s a machine! Speaking of splendid 37-year-olds, by the way, elsewhere Roger Federer’s won a record 10th Halle title after beating David Goffin in the final.

Poor Joe Salisbury. Putney’s finest reaches the doubles final at Queen’s and who does he find waiting for him on the other side of the net? Andy Murray, that’s who. Only the greatest British player of all time. How’s your luck, Joe?

What a story, though. Murray being Murray, of course, perhaps we should have expected this from him as he embarks on what almost counts as a second career after all the pain he’s gone through. Six months ago, though, we were all writing the obituaries. Everyone remembers that emotional press conference before the Australian Open, when it seemed he was on the verge of retirement, and assumed he’d played his final ever match when he lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round in Melbourne. Only, it turned out Murray wasn’t ready to say goodbye. He went under the knife again, switched the faulty hip for a metal one and set about preparing for a dramatic return. And here we are. With a man who was using his racquet as a crutch not so long ago in the doubles final in his first tournament back since hip surgery. It really is ridiculous.

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