ndy Murray booked his location in the second spherical of the San Diego Open with a relaxed straight-sets victory more than American Denis Kudla.
Murray experienced been thanks to deal with Kei Nishikori but the Japanese player pulled out with a again injuries, paving the way for fortunate loser Kudla to enter the draw.
The previous globe No1 showed no signs of any personal injury setbacks as he picked up a relatively straightforward 6-3 6-2 win.
Afterwards, he explained: “First and foremost it is good to be on the court docket healthful and competing week after week for the 1st time because 2017. It’s been a lengthy time and I’m starting off to experience better with every single match.”
After staying beset by damage difficulties because his hip medical procedures, Murray has savored a return to type in modern months. He achieved the quarter-finals of his final event in Metz and is edging at any time nearer to the top rated 100 in the planet.
It proved a good working day in San Diego for the British contingent as Cameron Norrie defeat Germany’s Dominik Koepfer 6-2 7-5. And in Chicago, Harriet Dart arrived through 3 sets to beat Beatriz Haddad-Maia 6-1 3-6 6-1.
Meanwhile, British No1 Dan Evans can take on previous Wimbledon runner-up Kevin Anderson later nowadays.