Australian Nick Kyrgios has welcomed the tennis legend Andy Murrays return to the game after a hip surgery. He added that he couldn’t believe his eyes when he ran into Murray, healthy and happy, practicing at Queen’s club on Monday.

Andy is making his comeback this week, partnering Feliciano Lopez in the doubles after his hip resurfacing surgery five months earlier.

Kyrgios told media ahead of his opening round match against France’s Adrain Mannarino,” Andy was the first person I saw doing his drills. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. “Just to see him back healthy and happy on the court is all that matters. He is a warrior. He is good enough to do damage in doubles, especially with Feliciano. I’d almost pay to watch that match.”

Even though Kyrgios has a fractious relationship with a number of senior players including Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal, he shares a warm friendship with Murray. The Scot has defended Kyrgios many times when the younger player was often criticized for his on-court behavior.

Kyrgios even said about the possibility of him playing with Murray doubles at Wimbledon, “I don’t think I want to carry him for the dubs- I think he can find someone else to do that for him”.