Feliciano Lopez taunts Andy Murray in Queen’s press conference and reveals text messages

Murray is set to return to action for the first time since undergoing hip surgery earlier this year.

The former world No 1 has opted to play alongside Lopez at Queen’s club in west London.

During his recovery, Murray spent a period off social media to ensure he was 100 per cent focused on returning to action.

And the Scot explained what he got upto during his time away from the game.

“The early stages I was doing lots of rehab and stuff. Probably from eight weeks the pain on my hip was pretty much gone,” Murray said.

“I started doing things I enjoy like with the family and friends, like going out for dinner. Before, sitting in one position it wasn’t nice. It was sore. Anyone who has had chronic hip pain will know the feeling.

“I have been to dinners, playing golf, I went and did a few Escape Rooms – they are brilliant.

“I played the Golf Club Championships with my brother yesterday which went horribly.”

It was at that point that Lopez commented: “Watching Arsenal losing.”

To which they both laughed.

Murray’s beloved Arsenal were beaten 4-1 by Chelsea in the Europa League final in May.

The jibe was one of many good exchanges between the pair as they shared the press conference ahead of their opening match with top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.

Meanwhile, Lopez also explained how he came to playing doubles with Murray.

“I said yes immediately,” Lopez said.

“We have been texting and I don’t know how the idea [came about].

“I think Jamie [Delgado], his coach, texted me first and we spoke about the possibility of playing here with Andy. It is a great opportunity to share the court with Andy.”

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