Murray cruises to victory in Challenger Tour event in Spain

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 27, 2019 07:04 AM
Murray cruises to victory in Challenger Tour event in Spain
FILE - Andy Murray, of Britain, smiles after practice at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win over Imran Sibille in the first round of a second-tier Challenger Tour tournament hosted by Rafael Nadal's tennis academy on Monday.

Murray dominated from the start against the Frenchman, showing no signs of the hip problem that forced him to undergo surgery in January.

He returned to the court in June playing doubles — including at Wimbledon — before moving back to singles this month. The former No. 1 lost to Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati and to Tennys Sandgren in Winston-Salem, both in the first round.

Murray had not played on the Challenger Tour since 2005. His match on Monday was the 35th of his career in the lower division.

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