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Andy Murray. AFP

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.

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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.