Andy Murray opens Monte-Carlo Masters with win in first competitive match in five weeks

Andy Murray won his first competitive match in five weeks as he began his clay-court season with a win over Gilles Muller at the Monte-Carlo Masters.

Despite showing some early rust world number one Murray, sidelined since mid-March with an elbow injury, eventually battled through 7-5 7-5.

Murray, who had won all five of their previous meetings, started slowly with Muller, a top-30 player for the first time aged 33, missing a chance to take the opening set at 5-3.

But that only served to spark the Scot into life and two games later Murray completed the turnaround by

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