Del Potro withdraws from Queen's Club tournament with injury
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 17, 2017,
Jun 17, 2017, 18:46
The world number one claimed a record-extending fifth title in the event a year ago, beating Milos Raonic in the final and Murray will hope the omens are good again as he beat Bedene in the second round in 2016 in their only previous career meeting.
The draw for the Aegon Championships takes place today, with action getting underway on Monday.
Raonic's "company" is about to enter a potentially profitable period - the grass-court season.
It came just a year after the Scot broke down in tears after losing the 2012 #Wimbledon final to Swiss Roger Federer.
Top seed and defending champion Murray beat Bedene, the British number four, in straight sets at last year's event.
Murray's route to the final could see him face world no 11 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the last eight and world no 7 Marin Cilic in the semi-final, although Australian Nick Kyrgios lurks as a danger in the top half.
A number of readers pointed to Nadal's superiority in meetings between the two players as being the most important criterion for who is the GOAT. "The pressure and stress that goes with it maybe doesn't affect me quite as much when I was younger".
Canada's Milos Raonic says he is in great shape mentally, thanks to the clay court season, as he prepares to try and go one better than previous year at the grass court tournaments of Queen's and Wimbledon. The ATP 500 level event, held at the Queen's Club, is set to take place June 19-25.
"It's hard to describe what he's done, not just this year, but to win 10 times there".
The 27-year-old missed this week's Nottingham Open in an effort to feature at Queen's Club to get some grass-court practice under his belt ahead of Wimbledon, which gets under way on July 3.
But he will not have the benefit of a week on the grass of Queen's, a popular warm-up tournament for Wimbledon.
"I'll give it my best shot for sure".