Murray wins 1st-round match at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia—Wimbledon champion Andy Murray showed little evidence of a three-month layoff due to a back injury to beat Go Soeda of Japan 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 Tuesday in a first-round match at the Australian Open.
He did not face a break point on his serve, and took advantage of six of his 13 break-point opportunities.
Number 4-ranked Murray has only played two official matches since minor back surgery in September. He has reached three finals at Melbourne Park, and a title here would add to his 2012 United States Open title and Wimbledon last year.