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August 3, 2018

The 31-year-old was speaking at a press conference ahead of his return to competitive action at the Citi Open in Washington D.C. "Obviously if you lose a match like that, it's a tough one". Edmund got the win in their last meeting in Eastbourne, where the new British No.1 Edmund won with the loss of just eight games in that second round clash.

He will face compatriot Kyle Edmund next.

"I started off the match serving very poorly", he said. Murray squandered five match points while serving at 5-4 in the third set and another at 6-5 before closing out the win.

He took part in the Queen's Club and Eastbourne events earlier in the grass-court season, losing to Edmund at the latter, but a reunion is on the cards on the hard courts of the U.S. capital providing Murray overcomes a player who reached the fourth round of Wimbledon.

"If I am out here losing first round every single week, I am not going to enjoy that as much", he said.

Former world number one Andy Murray celebrated a winning return after rallying to beat Mackenzie McDonald in three sets at the ATP Citi Open.

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The match began after 10 pm on Monday because of a rain delay and ended at about 12.45 a.m. on Tuesday.

"That started to get a bit better as the match went on, so that helped".

Neither player managed a service break, but Kokkanakis had a break chance at 4-5 in the second set when he could have put the match away. "If I only play one or two tournaments and then take a break for a month, it's just hard to get into that routine", Murray said. Eventually, Murray righted himself, just before rain returned.

Tunisia's Malek Jaziri booked a second-round match against third-ranked defending champion Alexander Zverev of Germany by defeating Russian Evgeny Donskoy 6-4, 6-1.

Murray, who surrendered four double faults and won only five-of-15 second-serve points in the first set, broke to open the second set but swatted an ugly forehand well wide to surrender a break in the next game, slamming a ball to the court in frustration at what in top form would have been a routine shot.

U.S. wild card Noah Rubin beat Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 6-4 to reach a second-round match against United States second seed John Isner.

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