Andy Murray claimed his first win since returning from a hip injury as he beat fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 6-1 6-3 in the first round of the Eastbourne championships on Monday.

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Tennis – WTA Premier & ATP 250 – Nature Valley International – Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Britain – June 25, 2018 Britain’s Andy Murray shakes hands with Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka after winning their first round match Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

EASTBOURNE, Engkand: Andy Murray claimed his first win since returning from a hip injury as he trounced fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 6-1 6-3 in the first round of the Eastbourne championships on Monday.

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 for next week’s Wimbledon.

Having lost to Australian Nick Kyrgios in the first round of last week’s Queen’s Club tournament – his first match for almost a year – Murray took a late entry into Eastbourne to put his hip through another examination.

The Scot looked hugely relieved when Wawrinka, himself trying to get back up to speed after knee surgery, double-faulted to end the one…

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