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Paul Davies | 14:00 UK time, Sunday, 10 June 2007

So let’s all pack our bags and forget this year at Queen’s Club. Britain’s great tennis hope, Andy Murray, has declared himself unfit to play, and he and his entourage now turn their attentions to the medical table and an appointment with SW19.

Breaking news….whilst the renamed Artois Championships will undoubtedly miss having Scotland’s world number ten, the tournament will boast five players ranked higher than Murray, including world number two Rafael Nadal.

Fresh from Roland Garros, our cameras and tennis team will relocate to the Queen’s Club in Barons Court to cover seven days of live action, with a total of 50 hours of coverage on BBC TV from 11-17 June.

Sue Barker will present an event that constantly attracts the cream of men’s tennis, indeed 25 of the last 27 Wimbledon champions have played at the tournament. Two former world number ones, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick, will be sure to feature in our coverage, the Australian out to defend his title and become a record breaking five-time winner.

Last year's winner Lleyton Hewitt is chasing his fifth title at Queen's Club

There will be some exciting additions to watch out for this year, notably for the first time at an ATP event in the UK, the electronic line calling system Hawk-eye will be in operation, with players allowed three line challenges per set, and an additional challenge if the set goes to a tie break. The BBC has used the device for three years and Jason Goodall will continue to give viewers in-depth analysis of the intricacies of a player’s game, highlighting key patterns of play. Keep a special look out for the “dominator” graphic.

Former runner-up, and last year’s semi finalist, Tim Henman is likely to be in action early on in the week, and the top seeds will all be keen to avoid one of the finest grass court exponents to have played the game. He will certainly get no shortage of support from his Davis Cup captain, John Lloyd, who will join Andrew Castle, Peter Fleming and David Mercer in the commentary box.

Right up until the semis and final, play will start at 1230 BST featuring four singles matches. BBCi will cover every ball struck prior to coming on air on BBC TWO and will continue with live tennis once network coverage has finished.

Our comprehensive coverage:

Monday 11
1200-2000, BBCi, BBC Sport website
1330-1715, BBC TWO

Tuesday 12
1200-2000, BBCi, BBC Sport website
1330-1715, BBC TWO

Wednesday 13
1200-2000, BBCi, BBC Sport website
1400-1715, BBC TWO

Thursday 14
1200-2000, BBCi, BBC Sport website
1300-1715, BBC TWO

Friday 15
1200-2000, BBCi, BBC Sport website
1330-1800, BBC TWO

Saturday 16
1200-2000, BBCi, BBC Sport website
1300-1630, BBC ONE, BBC Sport website

Sunday 17
1400-1630, BBC TWO, BBC Sport website

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