Andy Murray gets his grass-court season underway at the Surbiton Trophy as the 36-year-old takes on Chung Hyeon in the opening round.
Murray returns to action having made the decision to skip the French Open in order to focus on his Wimbledon preparations. The former world No 1 reached the semi-finals of the Surbiton Trophy last season and will be hoping to build momentum while staying injury-free ahead of his return to the All England Club next month.
Murray is the second seed for the tournament, which is an ATP Tour Challenger Event, but has been handed an interesting opponent in Hyeon. The 2018 Australian Open semi-finalist, who remains the last player to beat Novak Djokovic in Melbourne, has been disrupted by injuries in recent years and the South Korean has only been able to play twice this season.
Follow live scores and updates as Murray gets his Surbiton campaign underway.
Andy Murray 6-3 Chung Hyeon
The live stream remains down, while Chung saves three break points in his opening game of the second set.
Jamie Braidwood5 June 2023 14:33
Andy Murray 6-3 Chung Hyeon – Set!
Set! Fittingly enough, Murray takes the opening set with his fifth ace of the match so far. A very solild start from Murray on his return to the grass.
Jamie Braidwood5 June 2023 14:23
Andy Murray 5-2 Chung Hyeon
Still no pictures from Surbiton but Murray extends his lead to 5-2 as he continues to serve well in this first-round match.
Jamie Braidwood5 June 2023 14:18
Andy Murray 4-2 Chung Hyeon
This match is live on the BBC but they’ve only gone and lost signal from Surbiton.
Jamie Braidwood5 June 2023 14:13
Andy Murray 4-1 Chung Hyeon
Murray’s serving looks impressive so far. The 36-year-old belts down a couple of aces to hold to love and extends his first-set lead to 4-1.
Jamie Braidwood5 June 2023 14:10
Andy Murray 3-1 Chung Hyeon
A double fault from Chung hands Murray a look at two early break points. Murray looked to attack on the first opportunity – a forehand cross just drifting wide – but then Chung lobs a forehand long and the Scot gets the first break of the match.
Jamie Braidwood5 June 2023 14:08
Andy Murray 2-1 Chung Hyeon
Murray moves in nicely off the serve to put away the backhand volley and get to 40-0. Murray’s improved serve was a key reason for his improved form on grass last season, where he reached the final of the Boss Open in Germany.
Chung, though, finds the backhand pass to get back to 40-30.
Jamie Braidwood5 June 2023 14:01
Andy Murray 1-1 Chung Hyeon
Chung gets off the mark as a lovely volley at the net is followed by Murray drifting a forehand long of the baseline. It’s a sleepy Monday afternoon in Surbiton.
Jamie Braidwood5 June 2023 13:58
Andy Murray 1-0 Chung Hyeon
Here are the players! Oh, the green of the grass-court summer, such a contrast to the red dirt of Roland Garros!
Murray elects to serve first and gets the ball rolling with an opening hold. Murray looking relaxed in an orangey-top.
Jamie Braidwood5 June 2023 13:55
Andy Murray on court shortly
The first two games of the day on centre court in Surbiton have been completed, so Andy Murray is next up to face Chung Hyeon. They’re just out on court now.
Incidentally, it was a mixed bag from a British point of view in those first two matches. Jay Clarke went down 6-4, 6-0 to Australia’s Luke Saville but Mark Whitehouse emerged triumphant in the following British-Aussie clash as he beat James McCabe 6-3, 7-5.
Luke Baker5 June 2023 13:47