ANDY Murray believes he is on track to appear at the Aegon Championships at the Queen’s Club next week.
The 26-year-old is sitting out the French Open in a bid to improve a long-standing back problem, and has always been targeting the traditional Wimbledon warm-up tournament for his return.
With just a few days to go before the action begins at Queen’s, he tweeted: “Barring no setbacks in the next couple of days I will be making an appearance at the club of the queen next week! #backontrack”
The Aegon Championships begin on Monday, two weeks before Wimbledon starts.
Murray recently revealed he had been living with the back problem for some time.
He told ESPN: “It’s been tough, it’s something I’ve been dealing with on and off for 18 months.
“It’s worse on certain surfaces and in certain conditions and when it flares up it’s tough to have it calm down.
“It has obviously been tough for me on the clay over the last couple of years. It’s just something I have been having to deal with the last little while and hopefully it will get better.”
By sitting out the French Open – the first time he has missed a grand slam event since Wimbledon in 2007, when he had a wrist injury – Murray ended a run of three straight grand slam final appearances.