Andy Murray eases past third seed Norbert Gombos in Mallorca

Andy Murray continued his comeback from surgery in impressive fashion on Tuesday night as he dispatched Norbert Gombos 6-3 6-4 in the Rafa Nadal Open.

Murray was given much more of a workout than he got in his opening victory over teenager Imran Sibille, but still had too much for third seed Gombos, ranked 116th in the world, as he showed some flashes of his old self.

The former world number one fired six aces but also impressed with the way he was able to get around on the court following the hip surgery he had at the start of the year.

The victory sees Murray advance to the last 16 of the ATP Challenger Tour event.

The three-time major winner is building up his match fitness after having a metal hip implanted in January in a bid to save his career.

He has played in two ATP Tour events and is now competing on the second-tier Challenger Tour for the first time since 2005.

The 32-year-old Scot pulled out of the doubles at the US Open to concentrate on his singles career.

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