Andy Murray returns after wedding with win over Mischa Zverev in Munich

Andy Murray beats Mischa Zverev in Munich

Andy Murray on his way to victory over Mischa Zverev of Germany at the BMW Open in Munich. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Andy Murray eased back into tennis following his wedding earlier this month, and into the quarter-finals of the BMW Open in Munich, with a 6-2, 6-2 win over the Russia-born, Monaco-based German qualifier Mischa Zverev.

In his first match since his marriage to Kim Sears, the Scot showed no ill-effects from his short break as he brushed Zverev aside in an hour and 15 minutes.

As the top seed, Murray was handed a bye in the first round, and he broke Zverev in the first and third games to open up a 4-0 lead before serving out the first set.

Two further breaks of serve were enough to do the job for the world No3, who will next face Lukas Rosol, a 7-5, 6-2 winner over Sergiy Stakhovsky.

“It wasn’t too easy,” Murray, who saved six break points on his way to victory, told BBC Sport. “He had a different style to most other players and it was tricky playing against a left-hander but I got the important points.

“He was returning from a long way back. My forehand went better than my backhand but it was a good first match for me.”

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