Britain’s Andy Murray, the former World No 1 made a victorious return to competitive tennis as he partnered Feliciano Lopez to a straight sets win against the top seeds at Queen’s.

The five-times winner of the prestigious Wimbledon warm-up event delighted the curious center court crowd with some fluent shot-making as he and his Spanish partner defeated the top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 7-6(5) 6-3.

Andy was not able to play a match since January but in less than five months, after undergoing hip surgery, he was back on the court at the Fever- Tree Championships, enjoying the winning feeling once again. For the three-time Grand Slam Champion, this victory was not just about the result but a test to find out whether his new metal hip could stand up to the rigors of the competitive tennis game.

Murray said after the match,” It was brilliant. I enjoyed the match; it was a little slow at the beginning but got better as the match went on.

“I am very fortunate to be back playing tennis once again.

“As we were walking to the court, I was starting to feel a little bit nervous now that may be shown a bit at the starting, but that’s what you want  when you are playing tennis, you want the nerves, you want butterflies in the stomach and I had it today.”