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Andy Murray. Photo: PA

Andy Murray. Photo: PA

Andy Murray. Photo: PA

Judging by the inclusion of Andy Murray on yesterday’s entry list for the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s, you might imagine that everything remains on track in Murray’s comeback.

Unfortunately, the real picture is considerably less rosy. It is understood that there is little prospect of Murray fulfilling any of his grass-court commitments: which include not only Queen’s but also the Rosmalen event in Holland, not to mention the big prize of Wimbledon itself.

Whispers from close to the Murray camp suggest that the American hard-court season, which only starts in earnest in August, is now the more realistic target. There is even a theory that he should be especially cautious and delay his comeback until the end of the year.

It is now almost 10 months since Murray’s last competitive match – last year’s Wimbledon quarter-final against Sam Querrey – and the outlook has failed to improve.

And Murray seems to be on a training break. All England Club regulars say they have not seen him for three weeks. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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