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Murray keeps his cool after dominant win


Big release: Andy Murray celebrates
Big release: Andy Murray celebrates

By Declan Warrington

Andy Murray claimed his first win since returning from a hip injury as he trounced Stan Wawrinka 6-1 6-3 in the first round of the Eastbourne Championships.

An unlikely clash on the sun-baked south coast between two wildcards ranked 156th and 225th respectively was not much of a contest, but was hugely significant for Murray as he tested his fitness ahead of Wimbledon, which begins next week.

The Scot looked hugely relieved when Wawrinka double-faulted to end the one hour 17 minute contest in front of a sell-out crowd on centre court.

It was his first win since he beat Benoit Paire at Wimbledon 350 days ago.

Murray, who set up a clash with British No.1 and Eastbourne second seed Kyle Edmund, said: "I am going to decide nearer the time about Wimbledon. I need to see how my body pulls up. I'll see how I am tomorrow and take it from there."

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