ANDY MURRAY Queens 2019

Social Slice: Andy Murray magic; Roger Federer faces youngster

On today’s Social Slice, Murray is emotional after Queens return and Roger Federer is set to face one of his youngest ever opponents.

Firstly, Andy Murray got off to a winning start at Queens by defeating Frenchman Benoit Paire in straight sets.

Murray rolled back the years with some trademark winners, with this passing shot arguably the pick of the bunch…

Following his victory, the three-time Grand Slam champion was very emotional as he discussed the journey to get back on court.

There was a humorous element also, as the interviewer mistakingly thought Murray would play again today, with the Brit hoping for a day off to recover!

From Queens to Halle now, and Roger Federer will face Canadian star Felix Auger Aliassime after beating qualifier Ilya Ivashka in his opener.

According to @ATPMediaInfo, Auger Aliassime will be the Swiss star’s first ever opponent born in the 2000’s and the 19-year-age gap the biggest in Federer’s career.

Another player looking to get some grass court practice before Wimbledon is French Open champion Novak Djokovic.

The Serbian will feature at the Mallorca Championships in the doubles.

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