Former world No. 1 Andy Murray made a confident start in the Queen’s Club Championships grass court tournament with a 6-3, 6-2 win over world No. 46 Benoit Paire of France to enter second round.
The five-time former champion in the ATP 500 event here needed just 64 minutes to seal the victory in his first grass court match since 2018 Eastbourne.
Murray will face world No. 9 and the top seed Matteo Berrettini in the second round, after the Italian powered past countryman Stefano Travaglia 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4).
Murray was side-lined for much of 2019 and 2020 due to the surgery.