Cincinnati (USA) (AFP)

Andy Murray missed his return to singles competition after being eliminated in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters 1000 tournament by Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4, Monday, seven months after his last match at the Open. Australia.

Murray, former world No. 1 today only 222e, had already made his return in doubles competition by winning including the grass tournament Queen's, associated with the Spanish Feliciano Lopez. On January 14, Andy Murray played his last singles in the first round of the Australian Open, losing in five sets (6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (7/5), 6-7 ( 7/4), 6-2) after a stunning fight against the Spaniard Roberto Bautista, despite a right hip that made him suffer. He had subsequently undergone surgery on this hip.

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