Murray’s last victory came at Wimbledon 2017
Andy Murray has won his first match in almost a year after beating Stan Wawrinka 6-1 6-3 at the Nature Valley International.
The former British no.1 made his long-awaited return last week, but lost over three sets to Nick Kyrgios at Queen’s.
But the 31-year-old came racing out the blocks in Eastbourne against Wawrinka and impressively took the opening set 6-1.
The Scot twice broke Wawrinka’s serve and convinced on his own as he built a sense of momentum.
His movement was also encouraging, even if his Swiss opponent was far from his best.
The second set then proved similarly straightforward for Murray, who secured the victory in only one hour and 17 minutes.
He therefore progresses to the second round against Kyle Edmund, who in Murray’s absence became the new British number one.
The Scot had last won almost 12 months ago, in the fourth round of Wimbledon where he defeated France’s Benoit Paire, also in straight sets.
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