Four months after his last official tennis match, the former world No. 1 Andy Murray and still the British No. 1 male tennis player is set to return to the competitive zone in what is expected to be a thrilling and entertaining exhibition match. Tonight, he will take on the Swiss No. 1 Roger Federer who joined Andy Murray Live event in response to that Match For Africa 3 from earlier this year in Switzerland.

For Andy Murray, it's the very event of this kind with him playing the host role. Moreover, the upcoming showdown will mark his first on-court appearance since that awful moment in Wimbledon against Sam Querrey.

A hip injury hampered all his plans for the second part of 2017 with a direct effect on this ranking. Murray will end the year ranked 16th in the world, his worst outcome in more than a decade. Last time he recorded a lower year's end result occurred back in 2006 when he finished the year as world No. 17.

Andy Murray creating his own charity profile

Joining Roger Federer in the latest of Match for Africa series, Andy Murray seems to have discovered a taste for it. His own event Andy Murray Live can use this first chapter as a foundation for a flurry of future charity events.

Up until Match for Africa 3, Murray's print when it came to charity matches consisted only of three events. Two of them were held in Abu Dhabi (2009 and 2015) while the third was held in New York back in 2014.

A likable guy, Andy Murray can blend fun with doing some special work. Playing tennis for a good cause is part of a high-profile ATP player. And it seems like another event is brewing with Juan Martin del Potro pairing up with Nick Kyrgios for a charity event in Argentina later this year in December.

Andy Murray's comeback and what to expect from it

Every time a top tennis player resumes his career after an extended hiatus, the debate mostly revolves around his capabilities to match some past results or if there is any improvement of the tennis output. For Murray, things took a wrong turn starting with that early exit from the 2017 Australian Open.

The world No. 1 at the time, Murray was never able to act as a ruler while at the ATP summit. A sole ATP 500 title and is the only triumph he can brag about with during his reign.

He will start the next season facing the possibility of a hellish path ahead. His current ranking will put in a dangerous spot where top-seeded players may emerge early in the tournaments to come. Moreover, the field will be filled with numerous traps as other high-profile names are scrambling to hold on their ranking.