Murray faces France's enfant terrible Paire in tough Queen's opener
Former world number one Andy Murray has been given a tough draw as he bids to get match-fit for Wimbledon with a first round clash against France's enfant terrible Benoit Paire at key warm-up tournament Queen's.
It gets underway on Monday.
The two-time Wimbledon champion suffered a groin injury ahead of the Miami Open in March and pulled out of the French Open after experiencing further discomfort.
Paire has upset the authorities to such an extent with his outspoken behaviour that in April the French Tennis Federation took the extraordinary step of barring him from the Tokyo Olympics.
Should Murray beat him he is likely to play top seed Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the second round.
However, injuries have dogged him since then.
He has only played three tour-level singles matches since October.
He practised with leading players in Rome last month as well as featuring in two doubles contests.
Wimbledon, the third grand slam of the year, gets underway at the All England Club in London on June 28.
Murray last won Wimbledon in 2016 and, hampered by fitness issues, he hasn't reached the second week of a grand slam since 2017.