Andy Murray broke down in tears during a post-match interview after his first victory on grass in nearly three years.
Former World No.1 Murray, on the comeback trail after yet another injury setback, was playing his first singles match on grass since 2018.
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The crowd showed their appreciation as Murray return to a raucous ovation.
And the three-time Grand Slam champ made the most of his return after defeating enigmatic Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2.
The winning return for the Scot was a lot to take in as Murray broke down in his post-match interview.
"The body is old but I did quite well today in terms of my movement and stuff..." an emotional Murray said.
"I love playing tennis... Obviously competing is why you put in the hard work and in the last few years I haven't been able to do that as much as I'd like so it's great to be out here and competing again."
Murray will next take on top seed Mateo Berrettini.
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Alex De Minaur was the only Australian to prevail in Tuesday's action at the ATP 500 event in London, with Alexei Popyrin and Aleksandar Vukic bowing out.
Qualifier Vukic's winning run came to an end, with second-seeded Denis Shapovalov scoring a hard-fought 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6) victory.
The 25-year-old Australian impressed in his first career meeting against a top 15-ranked opponent, holding two set points in the first set and another three in the second set.
But world No.14 Shapovalov showed his quality when it mattered, serving 20 aces on his way to victory.
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