Tennis: Murray shrugs off defeat in UAE return
ABU DHABI (AFP) - Andy Murray's return to action after a three-month injury lay-off ended in a straight sets defeat to France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Mudabala World Tennis Championship on Thursday.
The Wimbledon champion and world number four went down 7-5, 6-3 to 10th-ranked Tsonga on the opening day of the three-day exhibition tournament.
"The courts here are very fast and you have to react quickly," said 26-year-old Murray, who underwent back surgery in September.
"Jo was sharper than me today, he served very well.