Murray makes winning return against Kyrgios in Toronto

06 August 2014 / 18:54

British number one Andy Murray was able to toast a job well done as he made a winning return in his first game back since losing at Wimbledon.

Looking to bounce back from a quarter-final defeat to Grigor Dimitrov at SW19, Murray faced hard-hitting Australian Nick Kyrgios who had impressed at Wimbledon having defeated Rafael Nadal.

However Kyrgios had no answer for Murray as the London 2012 singles champion eased to victory, winning 6-2 6-2, to advance into the third round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Murray, who is seeded eighth for the tournament, will face either 12th seed Richard Gasquet or big-serving Ivo Karlovic next but declared himself happy with how his return to action had gone.

"(Kyrgios) has obviously got a lot of confidence with the way Wimbledon went and winning his first match here but I played to play with a lot of variety, which has always been my game really," Murray said.

"I maybe went away from that a little bit at some points over the last year or so but that's when I play my best tennis and it worked well.

“I served well - that was important - and I've worked extremely hard physically, by far the hardest I've worked since my (back) surgery and the hardest I've worked in the last couple of years.

"My legs are strong and I'm moving well around the court and that's a big positive for me."

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