Andy Murray to face Jordan Thompson at Queen's Club after injury to Aljaz Bedene
Thompson, ranked 90, will face world No 1 for first time
By Raz Mirza at Queen's Club
Last Updated: 20/06/17 3:29pm
Lucky loser Jordan Thompson has stepped in for the injured Aljaz Bedene and will face defending champion Andy Murray in the first round at Queen's Club on Tuesday.
Bedene had been due to take on Murray in a repeat of their Aegon Championships meeting last year, which the Scot won in straight sets.
But the British No 4 has been forced to withdraw because of a wrist injury meaning 23-year-old Thompson will take his place.
The right-handed Australian is ranked No 90 and he reached the final of the Surbiton challenger last week. He lost to Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the second round of qualifying on Sunday.
But he will now meet Murray, who is a five-time winner of the tournament in west London, for the very first time.
Bedene faces a race against time to be fit for Wimbledon, which starts in less than two weeks on July 3, but he is "confident" of playing at The All England Club.
"I'm still confident I will be able to play. Maybe I won't be 100 per cent," Bedene said.
"I had problems in the French Open. It didn't get any better so yesterday (Monday) I had an MRI scan, which shows an injury on the right wrist."
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