Tennis and Andy Murray to return next month: Wednesday's lockdown lifting sports news as it happened

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Andy Murray’s management agency say that he is planning to make his first competitive appearance for over six months in the upcoming event organised by his brother Jamie in late June.

The event – which is expected to be announced on Thursday, or at worst before the end of the week – will probably follow a similar group-based model to the ATP Finals, and take place at a London venue that is yet to be confirmed.

Murray’s last match was a narrow victory over the Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor at November’s Davis Cup, after which he admitted that he had been hampered by a pelvic bone bruise.

His recovery has been slow but the long Covid layoff has at least enabled him to build up his strength gradually and he recently told his friend Nick Kyrgios in an Instagram Live chat that “When things get back to normal, I think I will be alright”.

 Here is our tennis correspondent Simon Briggs with the story: