Result: Andy Murray takes 90 minutes to win Davis Cup opener over Japan's Taro Daniel

Andy Murray gives Great Britain a 1-0 lead in their World Group series clash against Japan in the Davis Cup by beating Taro Daniel in 90 minutes.

Andy Murray took just 90 minutes to win his first competitive match since the Australian Open final as he overcame Taro Daniel in straight sets to give Great Britain a 1-0 lead in their Davis Cup clash against Japan.

The Scotsman sealed a 6-1 6-3 6-1 victory in the opening World Group series rubber of the day in Birmingham.

Great Britain's Andy Murray shakes hands with Japan's Taro Daniel after winning their Davis Cup world group first-round men's singles match on March 4, 2016© AFP

Murray, who became a father for the first time on February 9, swiftly went a double break up before taking the first set in less than half an hour.

In the second set, games went by the way of serve until Murray broke twice to double his lead and then wrapped up the third set in 31 minutes.

Dan Evans of Great Britain plays a backhand during a practice session at Emirates Arena on September 17, 2015
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