Clinical Andy Murray beats Stan Wawrinka for first win in 350 days

Andy Murray screaming

Andy Murray won his first match since Wimbledon 2017 as he beat Stan Wawrinka in the first round at Eastbourne.

After suffering a first-round defeat to Nick Kyrgios at Queen’s Club last week following nearly a year out of action, Murray finally tasted victory again at the Nature Valley International on Monday.

The three-time Grand Slam winner claimed a commanding 6-1, 6-3 victory in one hour and 18 minutes.

Murray broke in games four and six of the opening set and games five and nine of the second set.

He didn’t face a single break point in the first set while Wawrinka’s only opportunities in the second set came in game eight.

Murray will face British No 1 Kyle Edmund in the second round.

David Ferrer was the only seed in action on Monday and the sixth-ranked Spaniard advanced with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Matteo Berrettini from Italy.

Also through are Denis Istomin, Jared Donaldson, John Millman and British lucky loser Jay Clark, who upset American Ryan Harrison 6-4, 6-1.