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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 October 2018

Andy Murray drawn with Benoit Paire in first round Wimbledon

Two-time champion in the field for the third major of 2018, though the Briton yet to confirm if he will play

Andy Murray has been drawn with Benoit Paire if he does decide to play at Wimbledon. Charlie Crowhurst / Getty Images 
Andy Murray has been drawn with Benoit Paire if he does decide to play at Wimbledon. Charlie Crowhurst / Getty Images 

Andy Murray will face Benoit Paire in the first round at Wimbledon.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray was drawn against the world number 48 from France on Friday.

Murray has played three matches since making his comeback last week, after 11 months sidelined with long-term hip trouble.

Murray had surgery on his right hip in January, only returning to action on June 18, facing Nick Kyrgios at Queen's.

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He overcame Stan Wawrinka at Eastbourne on Monday, only to lose in straight sets to fellow Brit Kyle Edmund in the second round on Wednesday.

British number one Edmund will face Australia's Alex Bolt in Wimbledon's first round at the All England Club.

Murray could still withdraw from Wimbledon, right up until the scheduled start of his match against Paire.

British star Cameron Norrie faces an intriguing first-round tie against Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene, who has previously represented Britain.

Liam Broady will take on the Canadian world number 32 Milos Raonic.