US Open men's first-round roundup -- Monday results

Florence Fletcher
August 28, 2018

Andy Murray insists he is still taking his comeback "one match at a time" after winning his first match on his Grand Slam return at the US Open.

There were differing fortunes for Britain's leading men as Andy Murray scored his first grand-slam victory since last year's Wimbledon, but Kyle Edmund suffered a concerning defeat that cast serious doubt on the state of his health.

"[To be a contender] I would have been able to train and practice a lot more than what I have done", he said. "He hasn't played a best-of-five-set match for over a year so I give myself a chance". "We designed it way before the movie but still, it kind of reminds me of that".

Murray saluted a "beautiful" win over James Duckworth, the unheralded Australian, whom he overcame in four sets and a lengthy match time of 3hr 17min.

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"I don't think anything changes after today. Hopefully I feel good, and take it from there".

The 31-year-old run of 12 consecutive US Open appearances came to an end when he was forced to skip last year US Open edition due to a hip injury.

"Fernando is a great shot-maker and someone that when he's on his game, really tough to beat", added Murray. I have been wearing trousers in general a lot when I play so I can keep, you know, the blood circulation going.

Signs of tension were apparent as he closed in on his first Slam win since beating France's Benoit Paire in the Wimbledon fourth round previous year, a double fault at 30-15 in the final game briefly delaying his victory.

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