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Andy Murray wins after more than a year for the first time on hardcourt

Andy Murray (ATP 832) Monday at the ATP tournament in Washington (hard/1.890.165 dollar) in his first match on hard courts since march last year won. In the first round in the American capital, he took it in three sets (3-6, 6-4 and 7-5) of the American Mackenzie McDonald (ATP 80).

In the second round, waiting for the former number one in the world, his countryman Kyle Edmund, meanwhile, climbed to eighteenth place in the world ranking. In Eastbourne proved to be Edmund recently still too strong for Murray.

The Shot made after a lingering hip injury his comeback earlier this year – after eleven months of injuries he played the last month on grass in Queen’s and Eastbourne – but signed himself out at the last moment for Wimbledon because he is not yet strong enough felt for a grand slam tournament. After Washington, he also participated in the Cincinnati Open, is an important voorbereidingstoernooi at the US Open.

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