As Andy Murray prepares to face Tennys Sandgren in the opening round, Tomas Berdych overcame Andreas Seppi on Sunday.
Andy Murray is looking to have a “decent run” in the singles at the Winston-Salem Open, where Tomas Berdych opened with a victory.
Former world number one Murray is in North Carolina after accepting a wildcard into the ATP 250 tournament, having opted to skip the upcoming US Open.
Murray lost to Richard Gasquet at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati – the three-time grand slam champion’s first singles appearance since January’s Australian Open due to hip surgery.
The 32-year-old, who has been playing doubles, will face American Tennys Sandgren in the Winston-Salem Open first round on Monday and he told BBC Sport: “All matches are difficult at this level, and when you’ve been out for a long time, and with the severity of the operation I had, it is going to take time.
“I’m not setting my expectations too high, but I do want to try and get matches in just now. So I’d like to get through a few matches here, and hopefully have a decent run.”