Andy Murray triumphed over China's wildcard Ye Cong Mo in the initial round of the Zhuhai Championships, marking the ATP Tour's comeback to China after a four-year hiatus.
This victory followed shortly after Murray's participation in Manchester, aiding Great Britain in securing a spot in the Davis Cup finals.
Despite the challenging conditions in China, with notable humidity, Murray overcame world No. 668 Ye with a score of 7-5, 6-3.
Up next, he'll face Aslan Karatsev, who defeated him in their sole previous matchup at the 2022 Sydney Classic final.
If victorious, Murray might play against compatriot Cameron Norrie. Murray's match against Ye proved challenging, especially in the first set, but the three-time Grand Slam champion persevered, showing resilience and skill.