Andy Murray eyes improvement despite opening victory

The three-time grand-slam champion beat Liam Broady 6-2 6-2 in Roehampton.

Andy Murray is looking to improve when he faces Kyle Edmund on Wednesday after beating Liam Broady in his first match in seven months.

The Scot won his Battle of the Brits opener, getting the better of the world number 211 by a 6-2 6-2 scoreline.

Murray, a three-time grand-slam champion, had not played since a Davis Cup clash in November due to a bruised bone, but produced an encouraging display in Roehampton.

He did not show too much rustiness early on in the Tim Henman Group fixture in the all-British tournament – hosted by his brother Jamie – at the National Tennis Centre and was able to improve in the second set.

Next up for the 33-year-old is a clash against Edmund, who looked solid and consistent in his 6-1 6-4 victory over James Ward on Tuesday.

“Kyle played well today, he is fit and hitting a big ball so I’ll be surprised if I manage to come through that one,” Murray told Amazon Prime.

“I will try to rest up and hopefully improve a little bit tomorrow. If I serve like I did today and hit the ball a little bit cleaner from the back of the court, I will give myself some chances, but it will be tough.”

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