Andy Murray finds out his first-round opponent for the Winston-Salem Open

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Andy Murray will take on Tennys Sandgren in his second singles match since his comeback from surgery after he was paired with the American at the Winston-Salem Open.

Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray made his competitive return to tennis in June, but he only played doubles and mixed doubles in the first two months and then stepped up his comeback last week by entering the singles at the Cincinnati Masters.

However, playing in his first singles match since the Australian Open at the start of the year, he lost in the first round against Richard Gasquet in Cincy.

The former world No 1 will get another chance for singles match practice this week as he accepted a wildcard for the Winston-Salem tournament and Sandgren, a former Australian Open quarter-finalist, will be his opponent in the first round.

Murray could face second-seeded Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the second round while sixth seed Sam Querrey is also in that section.

Frenchman Benoit Paire is the top seed and he has a bye into the second round while the fifth-seeded Brit Dan Evans also finds himself in the top half of the draw.

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