World number one Murray returns from injury with Monte Carlo win

Andy Murray has dismissed suggestions that the pressure of being the world's top tennis player is affecting his performance after losing to Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Round of 16 of the Monte Carlo Masters.

He was broken at 4-4 in the final set, but then reeled off three straight games to snatch victory in the second-round encounter.

Bopanna and Cuevas overcame a strong challenge to win the first round clash 6-3, 6-7, 10-2 in one hour and 27 minutes at the Monte Carlo Country Club.

Seeded first and fourth respectively, Murray and Nadal enjoyed first-round byes in Monte Carlo, entering the draw in round two on Wednesday. "It's not going to be easy, the first tournament back after a while, but I've been feeling good and hopefully I can do it".

Second seed Novak Djokovic, whose place in the third round was already secure, lost out in doubles action alongside Viktor Troicki, 6-3 6-4 to Henri Kontinen and John Peers.

Former champion Stan Wawrinka, who won here in 2014, broke Czech player Jiri Vesely's serve five times in a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 win, while ninth-seeded Tomas Berdych, the runner-up in 2015, rallied to beat 39-year-old German Tommy Haas 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. "I should have been able to do enough to sort of weather that storm a little bit and finish the match off".

Victory for Vinolas-Ramos marked the first time the 29-year-old from Barcelona, who reached last year s French Open quarter-finals, had got the better of a world number one.

"I only started serving properly four, five days ago, so I knew it was going to take time but I didn't expect to start the match serving like that".

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal was given a real scare by Britain's Kyle Edmund before coming through 6-0 5-7 6-3.

Ramos-Vinolas then edged ahead, with Murray saving a match point in the final game but the reigning Olympic champion missed on a drop shot to hand a shock win to his opponent.

Ramos-Vinolas will face No. 5 seed Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals.

"I was really happy with how my elbow felt this week". I've practised with him quite a bit, he obviously likes the clay.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said she has been making "good progress" in her recovery after being attacked by a knife-wielding intruder previous year and hopes to be able to compete at the French Open next month.

  • Angelo Rivera