Andy Murray makes his winning return on grass for the first time in three years

Five-time Queen’s singles champion Andy Murray came back after three years with a win. He overcame Benoit Paire 6-3 6-3 in his first singles match since 2018.

Last year’s grass season was cancelled due to the global rise of the Coronavirus Pandemic and government restrictions. The Scottish have been active on Twitter during the French Open tournament interacting with the players. The player’s first ground interaction in three years turned into a win over the Frenchman Paire, resulted for the second round against top seed Matteo Berrettini who edged his campriot Stefano Travaglia 7-6 7-6 and booked a place for the next round at Queen’s club championship.

Meanwhile, former Halle finalist Alexander Zverev defeated German professional Dominik Koepfer 6-4 3-6 6-3 in the first round. British Dan Evans ended Queen’s club losing streak and overcame Australian Alexei Popyrin. Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff ended up upsetting top seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia with a 7-6 6-3 win in Halle and World number 7 Andrey Rublev made history by defeating fellow countrymen Karen Khachanov 6-3 7-6 in the first round.

Andy Murray became emotional in his return speech after he won the game.

“I love playing tennis,” said the player and couldn’t speak much with tears in his eyes.

Murray was supposed to start his 2021 Australian Open season as a wildcard but the player missed the tournament after he tested positive for coronavirus.

The player will be back in action tomorrow for the Queen’s Club Championship’s round of 16 vs Matteo Berrettini.

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