Andy Murray hopes 'sore' ankle holds up at Queen's Club
By Piers NewberyBBC Sport at Queen's Club
Venue: Queen's Tennis Club, London
Date: 6-12 June
Coverage: Live coverage on BBC Two, online (UK only) and BBC HD and text commentary (#bbctennis) on BBC Sport website; and commentary on Radio 5 live and sports extra
Murray discusses his prospects of playing at Queen's
Andy Murray will hope his suspect ankle stands up to the demands of competitive singles when he takes on Xavier Malisse in the second round of the Aegon Championships on Wednesday.
The Briton, who received a bye in round one as one of the top four seeds, will take on Belgian Malisse in the second match on Centre Court at around 1400 BST, with Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro also in action on day three.
There had been another slight scare when Murray appeared to break down in practice on Tuesday afternoon but he later returned to continue the session.
Murray and his brother Jamie then teamed up for the doubles but lost in straight sets to Malisse and Englishman Ken Skupski.
Murray is looking to bounce back after his semi-final loss on the Paris clay
Asked about the ankle on Monday, Murray said: "It's definitely better than it was originally. It was a bit sore obviously when it happened, and playing matches on it didn't necessarily help too much, but it's definitely better than it was and it should be OK."
Murray has won all three previous matches against Malisse, including a three-set win on clay in Rome last month, but the 30-year-old Belgian is a talented shot-maker and former Wimbledon semi-finalist.
"Of course he's the favourite on paper; plus he's playing at home," said Malisse. "We had a good match in Rome a couple weeks back, and it's one of those matches where I don't have much to lose."
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