Former tennis champion Stan Wawrinka staged an impressive comeback to defeat Tallon Griekspoor 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 and progress to the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. Meanwhile, Andy Murray’s first appearance in the tournament since 2017 ended in defeat, losing to Alex de Minaur 6-1, 6-3 due to hip injuries. Three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka, 38, ranked 90th in the ATP rankings, is keen to make up for lost time after two seasons blighted by injuries. Wawrinka will next face American Taylor Fritz. Also progressing to the second round were 2021 Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini, Dominic Thiem, and Russian qualifier Ivan Gakhov, who will face world No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Tuesday. Djokovic, who is chasing his third Monte Carlo title and 23rd Grand Slam at Roland Garros, had to skip Indian Wells and Miami tours in the U.S. due to COVID-19 vaccination status.