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Andy Murray makes remarkable return from injury with doubles win at Queen's alongside Feliciano Lopez

Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez celebrate victory in the Men's Doubles final. Credit: PA

Andy Murray has completed a remarkable winning return to action with victory in the doubles at Queen's Club alongside Feliciano Lopez.

Not only was the match an achievement for Murray, but less than an hour earlier, his partner, Lopez, won the men's singles.

Feliciano Lopez took home a good haul of silverware on Sunday. Credit: PA

The Scot, who was close to retiring five months ago due to the hip injury which left him struggling to walk without pain, let alone play tennis, strolled off with the silverware at his first attempt back.

Murray and Lopez - the latter "fresh" from winning the singles title - beat Britain's Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram of the United States 7-6 (6) 5-7 10-5 after a third-set match tie-break.

Murray had insisted after their first-round victory that winning was not his number one priority this week.

Murray and Lopez beat Britain's Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram of the US. Credit: PA

After all, it was only five months ago that the former world number one tearfully announced that the Australian Open could be his last tournament.

Speaking after the match, Murray said his "hip felt great" and he had not been in any pain.

"It's been brilliant and I've really enjoyed it," the Scot told BBC Sport.

"I felt really relaxed at the beginning of the week and as it's gone on I was getting more and more nervous as my competitive instincts were kicking in with each match.

"But my hip felt great and there's no pain and obviously I will try to keep progressing from here but I am just happy to be back out on the grass."

Andy Murray reacts to his victory in the doubles. Credit: PA

Praising his partner for his double win, the 32-year-old added: "He was brilliant, there's nothing else to say.

"It was an amazing win in the singles and at the end of the match here he came out with some amazing serves and returns and he did so good and I'm very happy for him."

Murray's doubles matches had been intended to be a tentative comeback, testing out the new metal hip after a career-saving operation and getting a few games under his belt, with a view to gradually building up to a return to singles.

Murray and Lopez congratulate each other. Credit: PA

But the three-time grand slam champion clearly has not lost the appetite for a battle.

The fledgling partnership were 5-1 down in a first-set tie-break but fought back to level, and took it when Ram pushed a forehand wide.

The second set went the way of Salisbury and Ram after Murray dropped serve, and like so many matches during Murray's career, it went to the wire.

Lopez, who must have been running on empty, somehow conjured up a series of stunning winners in the match tie-break to secure his own personal double and an unlikely, but welcome, victory for Murray.