Andy Murray gets first singles win since hip surgery – in just 44 minutes

Andy Murray in action

Andy Murray dropped just one games as he cruised past Imran Sibille at the Rafael Nadal Open to seal his first singles win since hip surgery.

The three-time Grand Slam winner is currently ranked 329th in the world and declined a wildcard for the US Open singles, after finding it tough to regain his rhythm in defeats in Washington and Cinicinnati.

Instead, he opted to return to Challenger level events for the time-being, and he certainly looked a cut above in Mallorca.

17-year-old Sibille does not yet have an ATP ranking, but he is sure to have enjoyed playing former world number one Murray despite the heavy 6-0, 6-1 loss.

The Frenchman, who is a trainee at the Rafa Nadal Academy where the event is being held, only managed to prevent a Murray whitewash by winning the penultimate game, with the match lasting just 44 minutes.

Murray will face Norbert Gombos, the third seed and 116th ranked player in the world in the second round.

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