Queen’s LIVE: Tennis scores with Andy Murray victorious after Carlos Alcaraz win

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Andy Murray begins what it is likely his final appearance at Queen’s Club today when he takes on Australia’s Alexei Popyrin in the first round.

Murray, 37, is expected to bring his tennis career to an end this year after struggling to maintain his high standards in recent months, but the Scot is still bidding to win a record-extending seventh Queen’s title this week, after clinching five singles crowns and one in the doubles.

Murray was disappointed to exit the Stuttgart Open at the first hurdle last week, where fellow Briton Jack Draper collected the trophy. Draper is in action against Argentina’s Mariano Navone, while the reigning men’s singles champion at Queen’s, Carlos Alcaraz, also begins his campaign as he takes on another Argentine, Francisco Cerundolo.

Follow all the tennis scores and latest updates from Queen’s Club below.

Queen’s Club – live scores

  • First round scores from Queen’s Club in Kensington

  • Andy Murray beats Australia’s Alexei Popyrin in first round

  • Carlos Alcaraz won earlier on Centre Court at Queen's

Jack Draper beats Mariano Navone 6-3 6-2!

20:06 , Kieran Jackson

The new British No 1 is flying at the moment - and he will face Carlos Alcaraz in a tantalising match up in round two on Thursday!

And that’s your lot for day two at Queen’s!

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(Getty Images)

Andy Murray wins 1,000th career match to start final Queen’s Club bow in high spirits

19:42 , Kieran Jackson

Kieran Jackson at Queen’s Club:

Was it relief? Or was it simply pure joy? Whatever it was, Andy Murray’s reaction to a first tour victory since March was one of those trademark roars towards his box, a huge rush of adrenaline at a sensation he has not experienced much in 2024: winning.

Not one to keep an eye on his own facts and stats as his career draws to an anticipated close this summer, his mum Judy told him pre-match that this was his 1,000th match on tour and the five-time champion at Queen’s raised his level for the occasion and for the adoring British crowd to beat Aussie qualifier Alexei Popyrin – ranked 81 places above him – in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, for a valuable first round win.

A first victory at tour level since the hard courts of Miami in late March, when he injured his ankle, and a first victory since switching racket from Head to Yonex. Even in the twilight of his time in the professional arena, he is keen to discover any means of gaining an edge.

Andy Murray wins 1,000th career match to start final Queen’s Club bow in high spirits

GAME, SET AND MATCH! Andy Murray beats 6-3 3-6 6-3 Alexei Popyrin

18:39 , Kieran Jackson

With a deft backhand drop volley at the net, Murray holds serve and wins a tour level match for the first time since March! He lets out an almighty roar and is into round two, where he will face another Aussie in the form of Jordan Thompson!

Andy Murray 6-3 3-6 5-2 Alexei Popyrin*

18:32 , Kieran Jackson

Murray just a game away now from what would be a priceless first win on tour since March!

Andy Murray 6-3 3-6 3-0 Alexei Popyrin*

18:15 , Kieran Jackson

Murray breaks!

A dramatic second game of the set eventually goes Murray way and he consolidates to hold a three-game lead at the start of the decider!

*Andy Murray 6-3 3-6 Alexei Popyrin

17:56 , Kieran Jackson

Murray saves a set point on his own serve with an ace but he’s powerless to make any inroads on Popyrin’s serve, as the Aussie levels the match at one set apiece!

*Andy Murray 6-3 1-4 Alexei Popyrin

17:40 , Kieran Jackson

Murray gets on the board but Popyrin is finding his target now on first serve - and holds to 30 as Murray goes wide with a cute little shot at the net.

*Andy Murray 6-3 0-3 Alexei Popyrin

17:38 , Kieran Jackson

Popyrin has come out a different man here, smashing returns back from the off and he breaks Murray, securing it with a deft forehand drop volley.

Frustration for Murray, who trails early on in this second set...

Andy Murray 6-3 Alexei Popyrin*

17:23 , Kieran Jackson

Murray takes the first set, holding to 15 with Popyrin unable to find range on return so far!

The Aussie rushes off to the toilet to reset...

*Andy Murray 5-3 Alexei Popyrin

17:18 , Kieran Jackson

Murray breaks!

While Popyrin goes big to save break point No 1, the Australian bizarrely double faults - by a huge distance! - the second time round to gift Murray the break of serve!

That’s Murray’s first break on the ATP Tour since March - and he’ll now serve for the set!

Andy Murray 4-3 Alexei Popyrin

17:12 , Kieran Jackson

On serve after the first seven games of this encounter and not a break point to speak of so far.

Both men aggressive behind their first serve and dominating the rallies from that point onwards...

Andy Murray 3-2 Alexei Popyrin

17:02 , Sonia Twigg

Murray has looked good on his serve, working Popyrin around the court, and quickly establishing a 40-15 lead.

And he takes the game, his own service game has not been threatened so far in this match and it has been cheered by the strong home crowd.

Andy Murray 2-2 Alexei Popyrin

17:00 , Sonia Twigg

Popyrin double faults and Murray goes 15-30 ahead, but it’s quickly level again at 30-30.

Popyrin holds, and when his first serve goes in it’s really difficult for Murray to try and get a foothold.

Andy Murray 2-1 Alexei Popyrin

16:55 , Sonia Twigg

Murray comes to the net, but Popyrin’s forehand is in at his body, it’s awkward and just bounces straight into the net.

However, he follow it up with a better serve and volley combination to make it 30-15.

Murray holds to 15 and has been using his serve well.

Andy Murray 1-1 Alexei Popyrin

16:52 , Sonia Twigg

Murray has yet to drop a point in the match, taking the first on Popyrin’s serve as well.

Popyrin is serving powerfully however, taking the next two points in quick succession, and follows up his 30-15 lead with an ace.

Popyrin misses a serve and volley attempt and it’s 40-30, but his serve is just too strong and he holds.

Andy Murray 1-0 Alexei Popyrin

16:49 , Sonia Twigg

Murray will serve first in his first round match, the first serve goes into the net, but does take the first point of the match on his second serve.

Murray does not look like he’s moving particularly comfortably, but he has gone 40-0 ahead in the first game, and holds to love.

Carlos Alcaraz beats Francisco Cerundolo in straight sets

16:40 , Sonia Twigg

Here are some photos from the encounter:

 (Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)
(Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)
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(AFP via Getty Images)
 (Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)
(Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)

Andy Murray vs Alexei Popyrin

16:40 , Sonia Twigg

Andy Murray is out on court and will be warming up and preparing for his first round at the tournament he has won five times in the past.

Carlos Alcaraz beats Francisco Cerundolo in straight sets

16:31 , Sonia Twigg

Alcaraz said on court: “I mean the first match in every tournament is never easy, but even more so here on grass starting the grass season. You have to deal with expectations you put on yourself.

“A really good test to play against Francisco, it was good to have those situations in the second set and having to fight to stay alive but I am really happy with everything I’ve done and good to keep going.”

Learning on grass: “It doesn’t matter the tournament I’m playing or everything that I have achieved so far, I have to just keep learning, I didn’t play at the same at the same level as the final last year, I have to get better each time I step on the grass court.

“I feel like I am still learning here.”

Carlos Alcaraz 6-1 7-5 Francisco Cerundolo - GAME, SET, MATCH

16:28 , Sonia Twigg

Alcaraz now has the chance to serve for the set, Cerundolo was in the same position a few games ago and let it slide.

But there are no similar signs from Alcaraz who takes an easy 40-0 lead to set up three match points, and wins at the first opportunity with a powerful serve that crashes off the frame of Cerundolo’s racket.

Carlos Alcaraz 6-1 6-5 Francisco Cerundolo - BREAK

16:24 , Sonia Twigg

Cerundolo has challenged a call at 15-15, he doesn’t look happy, but Alcaraz has gone ahead at 15-30.

A double fault gives the Spaniard two break points, and he takes the game with another unforced error from Cerundolo who hits a backhand into the net.

Carlos Alcaraz 6-1 5-5 Francisco Cerundolo

16:21 , Sonia Twigg

Cerundolo just looked a little bit nervous in the last game, almost like he was trying to play Alcaraz and not the ball in front of him, and it has come at a cost.

Alcaraz takes the first point of his service game, and should he win it’s all level in the second. Alcaraz double faults at 30-30 but he challenges the call, the ball was just out.

Cerundolo has a break and set point, but he can’t take it when his return bounced off the net and out, and the game will go to deuce.

Cerundolo has another one when Alcaraz’s attempt at a daring drop shot just slid down the net, but it’s recovered with an ace.

The Argentinian hits a stunning backhand down the line to set up another set point, and the crowd enjoyed that one too! It was 84mph.

Alcaraz saves another set point, and then takes the advantage when Cerundolo’s serve-return goes straight into the net, and he does take the game at the next opportunity!

Carlos Alcaraz 6-1 4-5 Francisco Cerundolo - BREAK

16:11 , Sonia Twigg

Over to you, Cerundolo! It’s the Argentinian now serving for the set.

Alcaraz took the first point, but it was all level at 15-all. Alcaraz comes to the net, there’s a flurry of exchanges, but he read the response after a poor approach shot, before he eventually capitalises with a well-timed volley.

Alcaraz storms to a 40-15 lead and then breaks back!

Carlos Alcaraz 6-1 3-5 Francisco Cerundolo

16:08 , Sonia Twigg

Alcaraz finds himself serving to stay in the second set, and takes a 30-15 lead, when Cerundolo’s return just dropped beyond the baseline.

The Spaniard follows it up with a drop shot that just bounced over the net, and was far out of Cerundolo’s reach, before taking the game with his next serve.

Carlos Alcaraz 6-1 2-5 Francisco Cerundolo

16:04 , Sonia Twigg

Alcaraz had played some impressive shots including a forehand down the line but Cerundolo has just kept defending and it’s the Spaniard who makes the mistakes at 40-15.

Cerundolo takes the game next point and is just one game away from levelling the match at one-set all.

Carlos Alcaraz 6-1 2-4 Francisco Cerundolo

16:02 , Sonia Twigg

Alcaraz hits a backhand smash to take the first point of his service game, and goes 30-0 up when Cerundolo returns a serve into the net.

There’s a fist pump and a grunt of celebration as Alcaraz takes a 40-0 lead, but Cerundolo fights back with an open forehand winner. His forehand has been the massive improvement between the first and the second sets.

Alcaraz does hold the game.

Carlos Alcaraz 6-1 1-4 Francisco Cerundolo

15:56 , Sonia Twigg

Alcaraz might have been made to run from one side of the court to the other but he has won the exhausting point.

Whatever he was looking like in the first three games of the second set seems to have completely disappears as Alcaraz goes 0-30 ahead on the Cerundolo serve.

But the Argentinian has fought his way back, winning four successive points to secure the hold.

Carlos Alcaraz 6-1 1-3 Francisco Cerundolo

15:52 , Sonia Twigg

Alcaraz has found his feet this set, and storms ahead to 40-0, before taking the game with a sliced backhand to set up the net approach and then hitting an easy volley to win the game.

Carlos Alcaraz 6-1 0-3 Francisco Cerundolo

15:49 , Sonia Twigg

Cerundolo has looked a completely different player this set, he goes easily 40-0 up on his serve, and he takes the game with an impressively timed lob despite being off balance. The ball just drops over Alcaraz’s head, and he is now on the back foot in the second set.

Carlos Alcaraz 6-1 0-2 Francisco Cerundolo - BREAK

15:47 , Sonia Twigg

Alcaraz has kept showing all his variations, including an impressive whip and dip on a forehand to prevent it from bouncing up and being in Cerundolo’s hitting range.

But the Argentinian wins a point back, with Alcaraz running all over the court, and it’s 30-30 after an overhead smash.

Cerundolo has his first break point as Alcaraz hits the ball into the net, but he does manage to break!

Carlos Alcaraz 6-1 0-1 Francisco Cerundolo

15:41 , Sonia Twigg

It’s Cerundolo’s serve at the start of the second set, can he settle down into this game a bit more and try and disrupt Alcaraz’s momentum?

He looks to have changed tactics and started favouring the longer rallies rather than the shorter exchanges that took place for most of the first set.

Cerundolo has two chances to hold at the start of this set, but misses the first with an overhit forehand. There’s some controversy here and the players have been ordered to replay the point due to a correction from the lead umpire. And he makes the most of it, holding to 30.

Carlos Alcaraz 6-1 Francisco Cerundolo - SET

15:35 , Sonia Twigg

Alcaraz’s turn, this time serving for the set, and he goes 30-0 up with a cleverly-set up overhead smash from right at the net. There was no chance of him missing out on that one!

But he does miss the next one, Alcaraz gets caught coming into the net and tries a sliced volley, but drags the ball wide.

Alcaraz stays patient and shows off his variations to carve out two set points, and he takes the first set with ease.

Carlos Alcaraz 5-1 Francisco Cerundolo

15:31 , Sonia Twigg

Cerundolo finds himself serving to stay in the first set after what feels like hardly any time at all, and he quickly takes a 30-0 lead.

But Alcaraz’s backhand is just too strong and he manages to win back a point, and goes level the next chance when Cerundolo hits a drop shot into the tramlines.

Alcaraz takes the game to deuce, with another mistakes from Cerundolo, and then sets up his first set point with a stunning forehand down the line.

Cerundolo saves the first set point with a clever serve right on the line that Alcaraz cannot return, and then the Spaniard misses a drop shot, allowing his opponent a chance to win his first game in this match, which he does do to applause from the crowd.

Carlos Alcaraz 5-0 Francisco Cerundolo

15:24 , Sonia Twigg

Cerundolo takes the first point on Alcaraz’s serve, but it’s level almost immediately, and Alcaraz moves ahead at 30-15 when his opponent fires a backhand too wide and into the tramlines.

Another mistake from Cerundolo, this time a backhand into the net, and Alcaraz goes ahead 40-15, and takes the game the next chance.

Carlos Alcaraz 4-0 Francisco Cerundolo - BREAK

15:20 , Sonia Twigg

Alcaraz might just have got out of second gear, he returns a 92mph serve with a winner down the line to set up three break points.

He misses the first going for a big heavy forehand which goes straight into the net, but he takes the game to 15.

Carlos Alcaraz 3-0 Francisco Cerundolo

15:17 , Sonia Twigg

Alcaraz has not even broken a sweat in this match so far, and it doesn’t look like he is under pressure in this game either, taking a comfortable 30-0 lead.

But he does miss a forehand when he was slightly off balance, giving Cerundolo his first points on the Spaniard’s serve at 40-15, although it ends up being his only one.

Carlos Alcaraz 2-0 Francisco Cerundolo - BREAK

15:14 , Sonia Twigg

Alcaraz has yet to lose a point and takes the first on Cerundolo’s serve with a powerful backhand.

Cerundolo pulls a point back with a sliced forehand to take the game to 15-30, but it’s Alcaraz who carves out two break points and the chance to take a significant early advantage.

The Argentinian saves the first break point, and the second with a good wide serve to take the game to deuce, but he cannot prevent Alcaraz taking the game.

Carlos Alcaraz 1-0 Francisco Cerundolo

15:08 , Sonia Twigg

Alcaraz starts his match with an ace, and followed it up with an un-returnable serve from the other side of the court.

This is the start to his Wimbledon preparation and a chance to defend his title, and he moves ahead to 40-0 with ease.

Alcaraz has reportedly had some time off in Ibiza, but he hasn’t lost any of his match-sharpness at the start of this, and he holds to love.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Francisco Cerundolo

14:59 , Sonia Twigg

Alcaraz is out on court, shaking hands with the umpire and the photos are just being taken ahead of the start of the game.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Francisco Cerundolo

14:53 , Sonia Twigg

The number one seed will shortly be out on court for his first match of the tournament, after Tabilo won the third and final set of his match comfortably 6-1.

Queen’s in action

14:46 , Sonia Twigg

Here are some photos from around the courts as we wait for Alcaraz:

 (Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire)
(Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire)
 (Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)
(Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)
 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Carlos Alcaraz and Andy Murray

14:39 , Sonia Twigg

The match between Alejandro Tabilo and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is into the third set, with Tabilo holding a two game lead.

Lorenzo Musetti claims big win over Alex de Minaur

14:23 , Sonia Twigg

Musetti said on the court after the win: “I mean, terrible start, the thing that I said it could be that my game could be better and at the end I think I served better. At the beginning, I couldn’t find the rhythm on the serve and I started to play with more confidence, and beating Alex on grass is one of the toughest challenges of this season and I am really happy to be in the second round at Queens.”

He added: “I am trying to get the confidence I need to play my real tennis at my real level. Today I knew it would be really difficult but I knew I could do it and at the end I was playing really well so I am really proud of this win.”

Lorenzo Musetti claims big win over Alex de Minaur

14:15 , Sonia Twigg

After just over two hours on court, Musetti does win the game, he bows his head and roars in celebration as the number two seed, who reached the final at the competition last year has been knocked out.

Musetti has overturned a deficit after losing the first set and finding himself behind in the second to come back and take the third 6-2.

Lorenzo Musetti closing in on big win over Alex de Minaur

14:03 , Lawrence Ostlere

On Centre Court, the world No 30 Lorenzo Musetti has fought back against the seventh ranked player in the world, Alex de Minaur.

After winning the second set 6-4, the Italian has stormed into a 4-0 lead in the third and is closing in on something of an upset.

Lorenzo Musetti in action in the men’s singles today (Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)
Lorenzo Musetti in action in the men’s singles today (Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)

Taylor Fritz beats Taro Daniel to reach last 16

13:52 , Lawrence Ostlere

One early result today is a victory for America’s fourth seed, Taylor Fritz, who has seen off Japanese player Taro Daniel in straight sets, winning 6-3, 6-3.

Taylor Fritz, left, is congratulated by Taro Daniel (Getty Images)
Taylor Fritz, left, is congratulated by Taro Daniel (Getty Images)

How to watch Queen’s today

13:45 , Lawrence Ostlere

Viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the action from Queen’s across the BBC’s television platforms, BBC Sport website and on the BBC iPlayer this.

Television coverage of today’s play started on BBC Two at 1pm BST, and runs through to 6pm.

Yesterday’s results in full

13:40 , Lawrence Ostlere

Men’s singles, round of 32:

Grigor Dimitrov (3), Bulgaria, def. Adrian Mannarino, France, 6-1, 6-2.

Rinky Hijikata, Australia, def. Frances Tiafoe, United States, 7-5, 4-6, 1-0, ret.

Jordan Thompson, Australia, def. Holger Rune (7), Denmark, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.Milos Raonic, Canada, def. Cameron Norrie, Britain, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 7-6 (9).Men’s doubles qualification:Lucas Miedler and Alexander Erler (2), Austria, def. Rinky Hijikata, Australia, and Henry Patten, Britain, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 10-8.Julian Cash, Britain, and Robert Galloway, United States, def. John Peers and Jordan Thompson (1), Australia, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 13-11.

Holger Rune among first-round victims on ‘terrible’ court

13:32 , Lawrence Ostlere

Meanwhile, seventh-seeded Holger Rune branded the court “terrible” after he kept slipping on the damp grass as he tumbled to a three-set defeat to Jordan Thompson of Australia. Thompson won 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Frances Tiafoe retired after a nasty fall while trailing Australian qualifier Rinky Hijikata 7-5, 4-6, 1-0.

Third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, the 2014 champion from Bulgaria, eased past Adrian Mannarino of France 6-1, 6-2.

Holger Rune slips to the ground during his first-round defeat (EPA)
Holger Rune slips to the ground during his first-round defeat (EPA)

Yesterday: Milos Raonic sets ace record in tense win over Cameron Norris

13:25 , Lawrence Ostlere

Milos Raonic sent down a record 47 aces and saved two match points while beating Cameron Norrie in the first round at Queen’s Club on Monday.

Raonic’s 47 was an ATP record for a three-set match since the statistic was kept from 1991. The previous record was 45 aces in 2015 by Ivo Karlovic against Tomas Berdych in Halle. Raonic’s previous best was 38 in 2011.

“My serve has always been the most important shot to me,” Raonic said. “This small record, it’s something special, something meaningful. A fun stat to be proud of.”

Former runner-up Norrie was beaten 6-7 (6), 6-3, 7-6 (9) after holding match points in the last tiebreak.

Former world No. 3 Raonic has slipped to 186th in the rankings after three years of injury problems but the Canadian still possesses one of the game’s potent serves. He wasn’t broken.

Norrie had to endure a set of 225 kph (140 mph) missiles whizzing past him before pouncing in the tiebreak, saving a set point before edging ahead. When Raonic immediately broke the Norrie serve, the second set was decided.

In the third-set tiebreak, Norrie couldn’t convert two match points and Raonic put one away with a forehand winner.

Milos Raonic celebrates victory over Cameron Norrie (Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)
Milos Raonic celebrates victory over Cameron Norrie (Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)

Order of play – Courts 1 and 5

13:18 , Lawrence Ostlere

Elsewhere at Queen’s today, Dan Evans is another Briton in action when takes on America’s Brandon Nakashima, and the world No 162, Billy Harris, begins his campaign with a tough match against the world No 31, Argentina’s Tomas Martin Etcheverry.

Court 1

from 12pm BST

Taro Daniel (JPN) vs Taylor Fritz (USA)

followed by

Sebastian Korda (USA) vs Karen Khachanov

followed by

Dan Evans (GBR) vs Brandon Nakashima (USA)

followed by

Ben Shelton (USA) vs Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard (FRA)

Court 5

from 12pm BST

Matteo Arnaldi (ITA) vs Ugo Humbert (FRA)

followed by

Sebastian Baez (ARG) vs Tommy Paul (USA)

followed by

Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) vs Billy Harris (GBR)

not before 5pm

John Peers & John Thompson (AUS)/Julian Cash (GBR) & Robert Galloway (USA) vs Rinky Hijakata (AUS) & Henry Patten (GBR)/Alexander Erler & Lucas Miedler (AUT)

Order of play – Centre Court

13:10 , Lawrence Ostlere

Here is the running order on the main showcourt today, and it’s a doozy. Australia’s Alex de Minaur is currently a set up against Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti. Carlos Alcaraz will follow, before Murray and then Draper at the end of the day.

Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) 1-6, 2-2 Alex de Minaur (AUS)

followed by

Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) vs Francisco Cerundolo (ARG)

followed by

Andy Murray (GBR) vs Alexei Popyrin (AUS)

followed by

Mariano Navone (ARG) vs Jack Draper (GBR)

Murray set for Queen’s swansong – with Draper ready to take British mantle

13:03 , Lawrence Ostlere

To get you in the mood this afternoon, here’s our man on the ground, Kieran Jackson, with his preview of this tournament.

This Thursday, a new documentary about Andy Murray is released on BBC iPlayer. It isn’t the first, but it may well be the last.

Five years on from Andy Murray: Resurfacing, which charted his near-miraculous return from hip surgery, Andy Murray: Will to Win encompasses the 20-year professional journey of Britain’s greatest tennis player in the open era with behind-the-scenes archival footage, starting out with his breathless fitness regime as a junior in Barcelona and concluding with some of his greatest memories at Wimbledon, not least his two championships in 2013 and 2016. It puts into pictures a remarkable journey of unmatchable highs and devastating lows. A journey, however, which seems to be in its final weeks now.

Murray confirmed in press duties ahead of this week’s cinch Championships at Queen’s Club in west London that he is set to retire either after Wimbledon next month or the Paris Olympics in August. Asked if he would make the US Open or Davis Cup at the end of the tennis summer, he said: “I don’t think so.”

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Murray set for final Queen’s swansong – with Draper ready to take on British mantle

Queen’s Club – live scores

12:24 , Lawrence Ostlere

Welcome along to live coverage from The Queen’s Club as Andy Murray, Jack Draper and Carlos Alcaraz all begin their campaigns in Kensington today.