Andy Murray had a short stay at the rescheduled 2020 edition of Roland Garros, losing 1-6 3-6 2-6 in the first round to former champion Stan Wawrinka.
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In a neat piece of symmetry, Murray's last competitive match on clay also came against Wawrinka at this tournament in 2017, albeit at the semi-final stage.
Time has moved on considerably for both men, though Wawrinka has returned to the seeding positions of Grand Slams after injury woes of his own. Murray was out-of-sorts today and was dispatched with ease by his Swiss friend.
In the first set, Murray's first-serve percentage languished at 21%. That was clearly never going to be left unpunished by Wawrinka, who can blast an opponent off the court even when they are serving well.
The Scot's service game improved as the match went on, but he couldn't find the high levels required to get back into the contest. In the end, Wawrinka hit 42 winners and strolled to the second round in a little over 90 minutes.
Murray's next scheduled competitive appearances will be at the Cologne double-header tournaments, to be held on indoor hardcourts from 12th October.