Tennis: Murray, Nadal make winning returns in Montreal
MONTREAL (AFP) - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal stepped on to a hard court for the first time in five months on Wednesday, with both advancing into the third round of the Montreal Masters.
Second seed Murray shook off his post-Wimbledon cobwebs with a fighting 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) opening win over Marcel Granollers.
The victory - his 13th in succession - came just over a month since the Scot made history with a first British Wimbledon men's singles title since 1936.
French Open champion Nadal, seeded fourth, showed no mercy to Canada's Jesse Levine in a 6-2, 6-0 win as the Spaniard returned to action for the first time since his shock Wimbledon opening round loss to Steve Darcis six weeks ago.