Britain’s Andy Murray returned to Grand Slam tennis on a winning note as he fought back to beat Australia’s James Duckworth in the US Open first round.
The 31-year-old won 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 7-5 6-3 on the new Louis Armstrong Stadium at Flushing Meadows.
It was Murray’s first best-of-five-set match in 14 months, having had surgery on a long-term hip injury in January.
The Scot will play Spanish 31st seed Fernando Verdasco in the second round in New York.
“I’m very happy to be back,” Murray said.