Andy Murray and Roger Federer beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez respectively to progress to the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday.
After two and a half months away from the game, Federer made an impressive comeback as he trounced Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-4. The match lasted 75 minutes and the Swiss star only lost his serve once.
“I’m glad to be back,” Federer said upon his return.
“It was a tough recovery but you must take it day by day, setting goals and achieving them.”
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If Federer was flawless, Murray was anything but. However, the latter still managed to grind out a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win over Herbert.
The Scot lost serve four times in a match that he never came close to getting going in.
“It was obviously a very scrappy match. The best tennis I played was really in the third set,” Murray said.
“The norm is bad just now, so I need to improve on that. I’m not playing my best.”
Elsewhere on a busy day in Monaco, there were straight-set victories for Joao Sousa, Gilles Simon, Damir Dzumhur, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Taro Daniel, David Goffin, Fernando Verdasco and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
While, Pablo Cuevas, Jiri Vesely and Paolo Lorenzi were forced to three-sets before they booked their places in the next round.