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Sunday 17 December 2017

Murray wins

TENNIS

ANDY MURRAY marked his first match since his Australian Open final defeat to Novak Djokovic with victory at the ABN AMRO World Tournament in Rotterdam.

Murray took one hour and 33 minutes to beat Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 6-3 6-2 and set up a second-round meeting with Vasek Pospisil.

Murray showed no ill effects from his loss to Djokovic as he did not face a single break point in the opening set. The Scot coasted into a 5-0 lead in the second set before Mahut briefly rallied, breaking Murray for the first and only time before Murray sealed the deal.

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