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Andy Murray didn't drop a single game as he waltzed into the second round of the Qatar Open.

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The Wimbledon champion, returning to competitive action after several months out following back surgery, recorded a 6-0 6-0 victory over local wildcard Mousa Shanan Zayed - ranked 2129 in the world.

Murray never really got out of first gear and needed just 37 minutes to see off the 19-year-old, who won just 17 points in the whole match - none of which were on his opponent's serve.

Murray, who had an operation on his back in September, returned to action on Boxing Day at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, where he lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before beating Stan Wawrinka to finish fifth.

The first grand slam of the season, the Australian Open, begins on January 13.

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