Back with a bang! Andy Murray enjoys profitable return in his first match since November as he beats Liam Broady in straight units at Battle of the Brits event in Roehampton
- Andy Murray returned to motion for the primary time in seven months on Tuesday
- He took on fellow British participant Liam Broady on the Battle of the Brits in London
- Murray received the primary set 6-2, after which went on to win the second set 6-2 as nicely
Amid the surreal atmosphere of a steaming scorching indoor courtroom on a sultry summer season evening Andy Murray made a victorious return to motion.
There was little regular in regards to the bio-secured setting however the outcome adopted an anticipated sample as he battled to defeat Stockport’s Liam Broady 6-2 6-2 within the opening group match on the ‘Battle of the Brits’.
The courtroom at Roehampton’s National Tennis Centre had no followers and no ballkids, draped off as if it was an working theatre.
Andy Murray returned to motion for the primary time since November within the Battle of the Brits
Murray beat fellow British participant Liam Broady in straight units on the event in London
The former world No 1 was highly-motivated to beat Broady for bragging rights between them
Picking up his personal balls, Murray steadily asserted management in a reasonably scrappy encounter to defeat the world No 211 in what was his first match for the reason that Davis Cup finals final November.
Murray’s all-important motion regarded just a little rusty however his trademark defence was strong sufficient in seeing off any problem in his first spherical robin encounter. On Wednesday he goes once more, with what’s more likely to be a stiff check towards the ability of higher-ranked Kyle Edmund.
‘What I’m doing now’s working, however I’m not enjoying nice,’ stated Murray after decisively breaking for 2-1 within the second set, throughout a changeover that is among the improvements at this occasion.
Murray broke serve within the very first sport and gave an interview through the changeover
Murray wasn’t significantly proud of the way in which he performed, however stated he served fairly nicely
It was not at all times elegant, however that was predictable sufficient after a protracted break for each gamers. Broady made his share of errors to assist the Murray trigger.
‘I performed okay, I made some errors however I believed I served fairly nicely,’ stated Murray later. ‘My motion was okay however the courtroom is kind of tight. I felt a bit rushed typically but it surely was alright for a primary match in seven months.’
Earlier there had been convincing straight-set wins for Edmund and Dan Evans over James Ward and Jay Clarke respectively. Highly-promising teenager Jack Draper was pressured to withdraw as a result of a abdomen pressure, and was changed by Ryan Peniston.