"I feel better than I did during the grass (tournaments)", he said. "Obviously if you lose a match like that, it's a tough one". "It was nice to get it".
It was a hard assignment for Murray, who will face countryman Edmund in the second round following his two hour, 37-minute battle.
Murray also spoke on working for BBC as a commentator during Wimbledon, and in particular for the quarter-finals match between Juan Martin del Potro and Rafael Nadal: 'It was fun to do it and it was the first time in a long time that I've watched a match as a spectator.
He looked in trouble but found new life when McDonald sent a forehand wide to hand Murray a break and a 5-4 advantage in the second set. No. 5 will come in the second round of the Citi Open against Kyle Edmund, the man who overtook him as Britain's top-ranked man during Murray's injury absence.
"If I am out here losing first round every single week, I am not going to enjoy that as much", he said.
Lukas Lacko held a 1-0 lead over American Denis Kudla before their match was called off due to rain while three-times grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka's match against struggling American Donald Young was rescheduled.
The match began after 10 pm on Monday because of a rain delay and ended at about 12.45 a.m. on Tuesday.
Andy Murray has practiced well but the former world number one admits to some anxiety as he returns to hardcourt competition for the first time in almost 17 months.
Murray had not played in a hardcourt match since March 2017 at Indian Wells, where he lost in his opening match.
But Murray drew things level, taking a crucial game nine in the second for a 5-4 lead and serving out the set.
Speaking after his young side was comprehensively outplayed in by old rivals Liverpool in a 4-1 defeat in Ann Arbour, Michigan . I think that it is possible I will have one. "We are not playing here to improve the team, the dynamic or our routines".
The two friends were safely pulled back to the shore, but Jones had not been seen since despite a massive search operation. Jones was a biology major with a minor in Islamic studies who had earned a spot in the university's premedical program.
Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will serve as acting head coach for the Buckeyes, who open training camp in Columbus on Friday. And he was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing on July 18 related to an incident in May, McMurphy reported.
Opening remarks by Manafort's lawyer, Thomas Zehnle, gave an indication of his defense tactic - singling out Gates. He asked Manafort to stand up and face the jury, calling him "a good man" and a talented political consultant.
Vice-President Mike Pence is flying to Hawaii on Wednesday to receive 55 boxes of bones recently handed over by North Korea. It is unclear how the U.S. has already determined they are likely to be American. "We have lots of work to do.
That's if it takes off, which some say is unlikely given the cost of 3D printers and the lack of durability of the plastic guns. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is " looking into " the idea, declaring it " doesn't seem to make much sense! ".
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Ohio State investigating Urban Meyer, with job in balance
Zach Smith is the grandson of the late Earle Bruce , a close friend of Meyer's. "I told Shelley ", Courtney Smith told Stadium . In 2014, Meyer's third year on the sidelines, Ohio State won the College Football Playoff title with a record of 14-1.
N Korea 'making missiles' despite U.S. thaw
Today, the Washington Post showed it takes only a single unnamed U.S. official who claims to be "familiar with the intelligence". North Korea got respect, trade, and weapons, and now they appear to be going on as if Singapore put no restrictions on them.
Paul Manafort to remain locked up during trial
Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, has indicated that Mr Trump could pardon Mr Manafort should he be found guilty. Ellis has since ruled that Mueller is acting within the scope of his investigation in pursuing charges against Manafort.
Hunt misidentifies Chinese wife
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt , on his first official visit to China , quickly acknowledged the "terrible" error. Hunt was using visit to show Britain's commitment to deepening ties post-Brexit between the nations.