Andy Murray's First Match in a Year Draws High Viewership


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Andy Murray's First Match in a Year Draws High Viewership

Tennis - Andy Murray's first match in almost a year was seen by almost two million fans, according to the BBC. Murray had not played since last year's Wimbledon and underwent a hip surgery earlier this year. He returned to compettive action finally at Queen's Club this week and lost to Australian player Nick Kyrgios in his first match.

The match was seen by fans on BBC2 channel as well as online and BBC reports that 1.8 million people tuned in to watch his match against Kyrgios. The match was played at the same time as a World Cup fixture and Royal Ascot horse racing.

Murray has also taken a wild card for Eastbourne next week as he hopes to get fitter in time for Wimbledon. Considering the early round match up at a pre-Grand Slam tournament, the viewing figures are pretty good for Murray.

By comparison, 17.3 million watched him win his first Wimbledon singles title in 2013 and more than 13 million tuned in to see him win his second Wimbledon singles title. Also Read - Expert Says Novak Djokovic Can Win Wimbledon