Updated: 08/07/2014 01:02 | By Agence France-Presse

Murray breezes past Kyrgios on return to action

Britain's 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray made light of an absence from the ATP tour of over a month to defeat promising Aussie teenager Nick Kyrgios 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour on Wednesday in the second-round of the Toronto Masters.

Murray breezes past Kyrgios on return to action

Andy Murray of Great Britain returns a shot to Nick Kyrgios of Australia during Rogers Cup at Rexall Centre at York University on August 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada - by Ronald Martinez

Murray, the eighth seed who won the Canadian title in 2009 and 2010, had been seen as a poential scalp for the dangerous Kyrgios since losing to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

In the interim, the disappointed Scot left for his training base in Miami to try and rediscover his best form.

He also signed former top French woman player Amelie Mauresmo to a long-term coaching contract after an experimental period through the grass season.

Murray showed in Toronto that his work was starting to pay off, as he hammered Kyrgios, who upset Rafael Nadal in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Murray, who has not won a title in the 13 months since lifting the  Wimbledon trophy, will next face the winner of the match between  Frenchman Richard Gasquet and Croatia's Ivo Karlovic.

Murray ended with four breaks of Kyrgios and never faced a break point on his serve. The Scot served up seven aces and 14 winners in his brief outing.

The ninth-ranked Murray, whose ranking has not been so low since 2008, improved to 33-12 on the season as he won his 16th match of 2014 on hardcourts.

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