◼️ After a period of rehabilitation, Murray missed the Wimbledon Grand Slam and began preparing for Washington.
Scotsman Andy Murray returned to the court with a win in the first round of the Washington ATP tennis tournament, defeating American Mackenzie McDonald.
Murray, a former world number one, who continues to have problems after finishing this year with an 11-month retirement for a right hip injury, struggled to subdue the American, number 80 in the world, with a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 score.
The Scot, 31 years old, now 832 in the ranking, reserved a ticket for the second round of the capital tournament, where he will face the British Kyle Edmund, fourth favorite.
After a hip surgery and a rehabilitation period he skipped the Wimbledon Grand Slam and began to prepare for the hardcourt campaign.
His only triumph on the grass courts was over the Swiss Stan Wawrinka, three times Grand Slam winner.