Murray makes winning return to start clay campaign
Andy Murray returned from over a month out with an elbow injury to launch his clay-court season with a gruelling 7-5, 7-5 defeat of Gilles Muller at the Monte Carlo Masters. The world number one and top seed waited until late in both sets to make his move, finally putting Muller away in just under two hours to reach the third round. But the 29-year-old Scot was poor on his serve with eight double faults while breaking Luxembourg's Muller four times. And Murray was on the back foot in the opening set as he lost the first game and only caught up late. In the second he was also far from his fluent best, before grinding out victory.