European Open: Andy Murray beats Kimmer Coppejans in first round in Antwerp

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Andy Murray won his first ATP Tour-level match in Europe for 16 months as he beat Belgian Kimmer Coppejans in the opening round of the European Open.

The former world number one continued his return from hip surgery by defeating wildcard Coppejans, ranked 158th in the world, 6-4 7-6 (7-4).

Murray, 32, will face eighth seed Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay or Bolivian Hugo Dellien in the last 16 later this week.

Fellow Briton Cameron Norrie lost 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 to Spain's Feliciano Lopez.

Lopez, 38, claimed the only break of serve in the fifth game of the second set and went on to win in an hour and 29 minutes.

 

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