Marcos Baghdatis has confirmed he will retire from tennis after playing at Wimbledon.

The 34-year-old Cypriot has been granted a main-draw wild card for the third grand slam of the year.

Baghdatis achieved a career-high ranking of eighth in 2006, having reached the Australian Open final that year, losing to Roger Federer in four sets.

A 2006 Wimbledon semi-finalist, Baghdatis won four ATP titles in his career, the most recent of which occurred in 2010.

Baghdatis, who revealed he would remain involved in tennis after retirement, said on his website: "This decision was not an easy one. It has proven tough for me, especially physically, to come back to where I feel like I belong.

"Even though my mind wants to do it, the limits of my body have prevented me to maintain and play at a consistent high level as I expect from myself."

Lorenzo Sonego shocked eighth seed Joao Sousa to progress into the second round of the Antalya Open on Sunday.

Having convincingly won the first set, Sonego got the better of the 2018 quarter-finalist after a remarkable tie-break.

Sousa looked to have the edge when he made it 11-10, but Sonego fought back, claiming successive points before breaking serve to wrap up a 6-4 7-6 (13-11) victory.

Miomir Kecmanovic also won his first-round tie, coming through 6-4 6-3 against Jaume Munar.

Viktor Troicki will meet Jozef Kovalik in the first round after the top-ranked qualifier survived a scare from Roberto Ortega-Olmedo.

Troicki fell behind in the first set on Sunday and needed a tie-break to keep himself in the match in the second.

But the two-time Sydney International champion rallied in the third, securing a 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 win.

Roger Federer outclassed David Goffin to claim a landmark 10th Halle Open title on Sunday.

Federer had never won a single tournament on more than nine occasions before sealing a 7-6 (7-2) 6-1 victory over the unseeded Belgian.

The 20-time grand slam champion was made to work in a tight first set in Germany, but dominated the second to claim an astonishing 102nd tour-level title as Goffin wilted.

Federer's serve was not firing on all cylinders in the opening set before he took complete command in his 13th Halle final just over a week before going in search of a ninth Wimbledon triumph.

The Swiss maestro said his game was where he wanted it to be after overcoming Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the semi-final stage, but Goffin forced the only break points of the first set.

Federer fended all three off in the fifth game to lead 3-2 and was impeccable in the breaker, drilling down a fifth ace following a majestic half-volley before Goffin was long with a return to go a set down.

The world number three swarmed all over his 33-ranked opponent in the second set, Goffin's serve getting him into trouble.

Goffin double-faulted five times in the second set and won just 56 per cent of points on his first serve, throwing down his racket after being broken in the first game.

A ruthless Federer won four games in a row to get his hands on the trophy yet again, victory sealed when a Goffin volley drifted wide.

Juan Martin del Potro is ready for rehabilitation again after successful surgery on his latest knee injury.

Former world number three Del Potro fractured his right patella during a first-round win over Denis Shapovalov at the Queen's Club Championships this week.

The blow marked the latest injury setback for the Argentine, who damaged the same knee last October and only returned to the ATP Tour in May.

But the 30-year-old, the 2009 US Open champion, is staying positive after his operation.

"Surgery went well. Now entering rehab mode," Del Potro wrote on Twitter from his hospital bed. "Thanks for your support, I really appreciate it!"

Del Potro's career has been marked by a succession of serious injuries, the right-hander undergoing multiple wrist surgeries before battling back to reach his career best ranking last year.

Andy Murray saluted his "unbelievable" partner Feliciano Lopez after setting up a shot at doubles glory at the Queen's Club Championships.

It was a busy enough day for Murray, as he and Lopez first finished off a quarter-final match before coming through a punishing semi-final.

They saw off the British combination of Dan Evans and Ken Skupski before knocking over a grand slam-winning doubles duo in Australian John Peers and Finn Henri Kontinen.

But for Spaniard Lopez it was the most gruelling of Saturdays, as he also had a singles semi-final that he won in three tough sets against emerging Canadian talent Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Teaming up with Murray this week has brought the very best out of Lopez, who at the age of 37 has suffered both with injuries and a succession of early defeats at events this year.

Murray said: "It was an unbelievable effort from 'Feli'. He's played a lot of tennis in the last couple of days.

"He's not young anymore. He played brilliant, served unbelievably well and I'm really happy to be in the final."

Peers and Kontinen won the Australian Open in 2017 and presented Murray and Lopez with daunting opposition, so the 7-5 6-7 (5-7) 10-7 victory is another step forward, particularly for the Briton, who is returning to action this week from hip surgery.

While Murray is slowly getting his career back on track, Lopez is enjoying his rejuvenation in London.

Asked how he felt physically, Lopez told the BBC: "I don't really know - of course I'm tired.

"I've been playing a lot this week, and this year I haven't played much because I was injured at the start of the year so I haven't played two or three matches in a row for six months.

"So my body feels a little bit sore but [I will be] ready for Sunday."

Murray and Lopez will face veteran American Rajeev Ram and his British partner Joe Salisbury for the title - but Lopez plays singles first, with France's Gilles Simon his opponent in that final.

Felix Auger-Aliassime's impressive run at the Queen's Club Championships came to an end as Feliciano Lopez fought back from a set down to set up a final with Gilles Simon.

Eighth-seed Auger-Aliassime stunned Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday, with the Greek subsequently lauding the 18-year-old as "the most difficult opponent" he has ever faced, but he came undone against Lopez, with the Spaniard coming out on top 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 6-4.

The Canadian edged a tight first set on a tie-break but he fell 2-0 down in the second after dropping his first service game of the week following 44 consecutive holds.

That was all Lopez needed to level the match and he further strengthened his grip by breaking to lead 3-2 in the decider.

Auger-Aliassime saved four match points at 3-5 but Lopez got it done in the next game to move into his third Queen's final.

Lopez will face Simon, who beat Daniil Medvedev 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-3 in Saturday's other semi-final.

A thrilling contest was settled when the Russian, troubled by a lower back injury, double-faulted to hand Simon a 3-5, third-set lead which he duly converted.

"It was hard to recover for this one. Daniil and I practise together and we knew it was going to be tough," said Simon.

"It's hard for me to hit through him, but when you play a match and you're a bit tired, sometimes you relax and play great. I was feeling the ball great, even if I wasn’t feeling great in the legs."

Roger Federer stayed on course for a 10th Halle Open title with a battling win over Roberto Bautista Agut, while Alexander Zverev suffered a quarter-final defeat to David Goffin.

Federer had to roll up his sleeves to reach the last four of the tournament for a 15th time, winning 6-3 4-6 6-4 on Friday.

The top seed was taken the distance by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the previous round and saved four break points as Bautista Agut put up a strong fight.

Federer has won all nine matches against the Spaniard, his latest sealed with a break when his opponent was serving to stay in the match.

The 20-time grand slam champion will now come up against Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who advanced when defending champion Borna Coric retired with a back injury after losing the first set 7-5.

Zverev's hopes of landing the title in his homeland were dashed when Goffin rallied to take out the second seed 3-6 6-1 7-6 (7-3).

Goffin fought back from 3-1 down and Zverev saved two match points before the Belgian prevailed in a decisive tie-break.

The unseeded Goffin will face Matteo Berrettini in the last four after the Italian, a champion in Stuttgart last week, stayed in the hunt for back-to-back titles with a 6-2 7-6 (7-4) defeat of third seed Karen Khachanov.

Stefanos Tsitsipas waxed lyrical over Felix Auger-Aliassime after the sensation knocked him out of the Queen's Club Championships, describing the teenager as the most difficult opponent he has faced.

Auger-Aliassime made further waves ahead of Wimbledon by becoming the youngest man to reach the semi-finals at Queen's since Lleyton Hewitt in 1999 with a 7-5 6-2 defeat of Tsitsipas on Friday. 

Canadian Auger-Aliassime was a beaten finalist in his first tour-level grass-court tournament in Stuttgart last week and made another statement by claiming the scalp of top seed Tsitsipas in London.

The 18-year-old also beat Tsitsipas at Indian Wells this season and the world number six believes the rising star may be too good for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Tsitsipas - who has already beaten Djokovic, Nadal and Federer - said: "He's the most difficult opponent I've ever faced, and I think it's gonna take a couple of tries to beat him.

"He's beaten me every single time we have faced each other: juniors and pro, he's beaten me at Indian Wells, he's beaten me here, he's beaten me a couple of times in juniors.

"I only beat him in doubles. I don't even count that one, because doubles is doubles. He has the whole package to play big, to beat – I'm sure if he ever gets the difficult chance to play Nadal, Djokovic or Federer – he's going to beat them, for sure.

"I will not be surprised if he gets wins over those guys. We will definitely see him in the top five. Maybe not this year but next year or the year after. I would expect something like this."

Auger-Aliassime will now face Feliciano Lopez in a battle between youth and experience after the Spaniard defeated sixth seed Milos Raonic 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-5).

Gilles Simon came through a long all-French encounter with Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 7-6 (7-3) and will come up against fourth seed Daniil Medvedev, a 6-2 6-2 winner over Diego Schwartzman.

Andy Murray is open to the idea of returning to singles action at the Murray Trophy on the ATP Challenger Tour in September.

The former world number one made his doubles comeback at the Queen's Club Championships on Thursday, having undergone hip resurfacing surgery since his previous appearance at the Australian Open, where he suggested he was set to retire.

Murray has made no secret of a desire to return to the singles game, where he has won three grand slams, but he acknowledges the Challenger Tour may represent a good stepping stone.

And the Murray Trophy in Glasgow, named after his family, provides a potential platform.

"It's definitely something I would consider and see where I'm at physically," he told BBC Scotland. "Maybe, as well, starting at a slightly lower level of singles might not be a bad idea.

"That's one of the things that's sometimes quite hard with tennis, often when players come back you go straight back in to playing a full three-set match at the highest level.

"It's not like other sports, where you can build up and play one set and pull out.

"So maybe something I'd consider is dropping down a level and building up there to try to get multiple matches in a week and see how my hip responds."

The Davis Cup is in November and Murray, who will play doubles at Wimbledon, is not yet ruling out an appearance for Great Britain.

"I would love to play in the Davis Cup," he said.

"Over the last year or two, when you look back at matches you've played and enjoyed, the Davis Cup matches have often been the ones that have been quite special in terms of atmosphere and stuff.

"Every chance you get to compete for your country, and I've been lucky enough to do it with my brother a few times, is brilliant."

Wimbledon great Billie Jean King has jokingly added her name to the list of WTA stars interested in partnering up with Andy Murray for a mixed doubles appearance at the All England Club.

Murray returned to action for the first time since the Australian Open, where he had suggested he was set to retire, with a doubles win alongside Feliciano Lopez at the Queen's Club Championships on Thursday.

The former world number one has recovered from hip resurfacing surgery and will play with Pierre-Hugues Herbert at Wimbledon but revealed he had been turned down by some top female players - including French Open champion Ashleigh Barty.

Unsurprisingly, though, a number of stars were interested in joining Murray on the court, declaring their availability on social media.

And King, 75, amusingly joined in when she replied to the news in a Twitter post: "*Checks calendar* Available, and lacing up, @andy_murray."

Murray's mother, Judy, replied: "Get those blue adidas shoes out!!! X"

King, who retired in 1990, won six singles titles, 10 doubles crowns and four mixed doubles championships at Wimbledon during her extraordinary career.

Meanwhile, CoCo Vandeweghe and Casey Dellacqua have both paired with Barty before and suggested they would snub the Roland Garros winner to come to Murray's aid.

"I'll come out of injury reserve for this. Sorry @ashbar96," wrote Vandeweghe, before Dellacqua went one better: "I'd come out of retirement for this. Sorry @ashbar96."

Barty replied to Vandeweghe: "And now she wants to play doubles..." She added to Dellacqua: "I'll just enter us anyway."

Murray and Lopez dumped out top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah at Queen's, setting up a quarter-final meeting with either Dan Evans and Ken Skupski or Felix Auger-Aliassime and Alex de Minaur.

Andy Murray will make a poignant return to Wimbledon after announcing he will play doubles at the All England Club.

The Briton made a dream return from hip resurfacing surgery as he and long-time friend Feliciano Lopez beat Colombian top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah at the Queen's Club Championships.

But rather than team up with Spaniard Lopez at Wimbledon, Murray has said he will partner with Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, a 28-year-old who has won every grand slam men's doubles title.

There had been talk of 32-year-old Murray teaming up at Wimbledon with his older brother Jamie Murray, who scotched that speculation last month.

Doubles specialist Jamie Murray suggested it would be a partnership forged on sentimentality rather than one that would improve his own title chances, but left the door open to partnering Andy in future. Jamie Murray has won six doubles grand slam titles, two in men's and four in the mixed event.

The Murray-Herbert combination was announced by Andy Murray at Queen's Club, where the two-time Wimbledon singles winner said he would also be keen to play mixed doubles at the tournament.

Murray told BBC Sport he was turned down by Ashleigh Barty before the Australian won the French Open earlier this month, a victory that has put her on the brink of becoming the WTA world number one.

Next week he will play doubles with Brazilian Marcelo Melo at Eastbourne, before turning his attention to Wimbledon.

Last year, Murray withdrew from the grass-court grand slam on its eve because of the hip problem that has threatened to bring an early end to his career.

Felix Auger-Aliassime sealed a second win of the day at the expense of Nick Kyrgios to reach the quarter-finals of the Queen's Club Championships and Diego Schwartzman knocked out defending champion Marin Cilic.

Kyrgios exchanged words with a chair umpire and peered over the fence at another match during a changeover before completing a 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 first-round victory over Roberto Carballes Baena on Thursday.

The Australian also reportedly berated himself for staying up until 3am playing a computer game on an eventful day in which he eventually bowed out with a 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 loss to Auger-Aliassime.

Auger-Aliassime and Kyrgios put on a show for a crowd that was relieved the weather held after two frustrating rainy days in London, the teenager having ousted Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-4 in the opening round.

Top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas will face Auger-Aliassime after completing a 6-3 7-5 win over Kyle Edmund prior to getting past Jeremy Chardy 4-6 7-6 (7-0) 7-6 (7-4).

Schwartzman sealed only his third win on grass, toppling Cilic 6-4 6-4, and will come up against Daniil Medvedev following the fourth seed's 7-6 (11-9) 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 defeat of Lucas Pouille.

Nicolas Mahut upset Stan Wawrinka 3-6 7-5 7-6 (7-2) and the qualifier's reward will be an all-French encounter with Kevin Anderson's conqueror Gilles Simon, while Milos Raonic ousted Aljaz Bedene to set up a showdown with Feliciano Lopez.

Lopez should not be short of support after linking up with Andy Murray to claim a doubles win over top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the Brit's latest return from hip surgery.

Andy Murray bounced back to tennis with an eye-catching comeback performance and a dazzling victory at the Queen's Club Championships.

The two-time former Wimbledon champion was roared to doubles success by fans thrilled to see him back on tour, as he teamed up with Feliciano Lopez for a 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 win against the tournament's top seeds.

Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah must have been surprised by Murray's sharp display as the Scot returned to action less than five months since having surgery on what was considered a career-threatening hip problem.

"It was brilliant. I enjoyed it a lot," Murray, 32, said afterwards. "I was a little bit slow at the beginning but got better as the match went on. I'm very fortunate to be back playing tennis again."

Murray had his hip resurfacing operation days after losing a dramatic first-round match to Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open. Video tributes from long-standing rivals were shown on court in an apparent Melbourne Park farewell to Murray following the Bautista Agut match, after the former world number one hinted he might be finished, yet on Thursday he showed there could be plenty of life left in his career yet.

Murray revealed this week he has not been feeling pain for several months, after at least two years of torment for the former world number one. He reasoned his best prospect of grass-court action this summer was in doubles, with his singles involvement still some way off, and was happy to pair up with Spaniard Lopez, a long-time friend.

There were some magical moments from Murray - silky volleys, a familar fist pump after he powered away a tricky backhand overhead for a winner - and a touch of ring-rust too. But that was to be expected. Murray's movement was positive and, barring one worrying slip on the grass, he looked untroubled.

Murray, who was given a standing ovation, said on the BBC: "I absolutely love playing on this court. It's a brilliant place to play tennis. I felt quite relaxed today in the build-up. But we both said to each other as were walking to the court that I'm beginning to feel a little bit nervous now, and that maybe showed at the beginning.

"But that's what you want when you're playing tennis. You want the nerves, the butterflies in the stomach. and I had that today."

Roger Federer came out on top in a gripping battle with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the quarter-finals of the Halle Open on Thursday.

Top seed Federer, a nine-time winner of the grass-court tournament in Germany, was made to work for a 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 7-5 victory.

Tsonga had won his previous two matches with Federer - his most recent success coming in Monte Carlo three years ago - and threatened a repeat before suffering a second-round loss.

Frenchman Tsonga, a wildcard entry into the event, and Federer both played with aggression but it was the 20-time grand slam champion who had the edge.

Tsonga fought back from 3-1 down in the second set to go the distance, but Federer claimed the only break of the decider to ensure he will face Roberto Bautista Agut in what will be his 17th quarter-final in as many appearances in Halle.

Alexander Zverev progressed with a 6-3 7-5 defeat of Steve Johnson and will now come up against David Goffin.

Second seed Zverev withdrew from the doubles due to a swollen knee, but struck 27 winners to reach his fifth quarter-final of the season.

The in-form Matteo Berrettini won an all-Italian encounter with Andreas Seppi, while Bautista Agut accounted for Richard Gasquet 6-1 6-4.

Juan Martin del Potro will undergo surgery after suffering another fracture of his right patella.

The luckless Argentine fractured the same knee last October and only returned to the ATP Tour in May after being sidelined for almost three months.

Del Potro underwent regenerative knee treatment during his absence earlier this year but suffered another cruel blow during his first-round win over Denis Shapovalov at the Queen's Club Championships on Wednesday.

The 2009 US Open champion went for a scan after slipping during the second set in London and it was confirmed on Thursday that he faces another lay-off just over a week before Wimbledon gets under way.

Del Potro's spokesman, Jorge Viale, tweeted: "The medical studies done last night in a clinic in London show that Juan Martin del Potro has again suffered a fracture in the right patella.

"After consultation with his doctor, Angel Cotorro, it has been determined that it will require surgery. This will take place in the next couple of days with a date and location to be determined."

The 30-year-old has been blighted by injuries in his career, undergoing multiple wrist surgeries before returning to become a force once again.

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