London: Britain’s former world number one Andy Murray will make his return from hip surgery at the Queen’s Club tournament next week where he will face Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in the first round.

Organisers announced Murray’s inclusion on Saturday ahead of the draw for the tournament, which has the strongest line-up in its 128-year history with 15 of the world’s top 30 taking part. Murray, who has been sidelined for almost a year since losing in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last July, came through a practice session in London on Friday.

The Scot, who is a five-times champion at Queen’s but has slipped to number 157 in the rankings, has been handed the toughest of all comebacks against world number 24 Kyrgios, who is a fine grasscourt player.