Andy Murray: Briton to practise at The Queen's Club to decide on his fitness

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Andy Murray will practise at The Queen’s Club this afternoon to gauge whether he is fit enough to return to the ATP Tour next week.

Murray is due to play some practice sets with Britain’s Cameron Norrie, before deciding whether to play in next week’s Fever Tree Championships.

The 31-year-old Scot, who has not played since Wimbledon last year, had a hip operation in January.

He was forced to pull out of this week’s Libema Open in the Netherlands.

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Nature Valley Open: Katie Boulter beats former US Open champion Sam Stosur

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British number four Katie Boulter beat 2011 US Open champion Sam Stosur to reach her first WTA Tour quarter-final at the Nature Valley Open.

The 21-year-old, ranked 53 places below the Australian, powered to a 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 victory in Nottingham.

It is the latest in a series of promising results for Boulter, who won ITF tournaments in Japan and Portugal earlier this year.

She will face top seed Ashleigh Barty or Duan Ying-ying in the last eight.

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Mercedes Cup: Roger Federer beats Mischa Zverev on return to tennis

Roger Federer serves during his victory over Mischa Zverev at the Stuttgart Open

Roger Federer made a winning return to tennis as he beat Mischa Zverev in the second round of the Mercedes Cup.

Federer won 3-6 6-4 6-2 in Stuttgart after he missed the clay-court season in order to be ready for Wimbledon.

During his two and a half months out, he has dropped to second in the world rankings, behind Spain’s Rafael Nadal.

But the 36-year-old will regain top spot if he reaches the final in Germany and faces either Guido Pella or Prajnesh Gunneswaran in the last eight.

Federer, who has won 20 Grand Slam titles, was playing for the first time since losing to Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round of the Miami Open on 24 March.

The Swiss, who had a bye in the first round, made a poor start against German Zverev, 30, losing his first set on grass since a defeat by Tommy Haas in this competition last year.

But the reigning Wimbledon champion took the second set and broke Zverev’s serve twice in the deciding set to move into the quarter-finals.

This is only the fifth tournament Federer has played this season. He won the Australian Open in January, the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam in February and reached the final of Indian Wells in March.

Federer has won Wimbledon eight times and this year’s tournament starts on 2 July.

India’s Gunneswaran, ranked 169th in the world, caused an upset on Wednesday with a 7-6 (8-6) 2-6 6-3 victory over sixth seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada, the world number 23.

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Fever-Tree Championships: Rafael Nadal withdraws from Queen's Club event

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World number one Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week’s Fever-Tree Championships at the Queen’s Club in London.

Nadal won his 11th French Open title on Sunday and said he needed to rest before next month’s Wimbledon.

“I have spoken to my doctors and need to listen to what my body is telling me,” the 32-year-old Spaniard said.

“I would like to say sorry to the tournament organisers and the fans that were hoping to see me play.”

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Ex-Wimbledon champion Bartoli ends comeback attempt

Marion Bartoli

Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli has abandoned her attempt to return to competitive tennis.

Bartoli, 33, retired six weeks after winning Wimbledon in 2013 and three years later contracted an unknown virus that caused dramatic weight loss and left her “fearing for her life”.

But in December she announced she intended to return to the WTA Tour.

“To my dismay I must unfortunately stop my comeback attempt,” the Frenchwoman wrote on Twitter.