Andy Murray certainly knows when and how to make a witty joke. After dispatching Stan Wawrinka in their blockbuster first-round match in Eastbourne, he posted a lovely photo with a reference to Love Island.

For those who don't know, Love Island is a British reality TV show, somewhat similar to The Bachelor, where single men and women meet in a secluded paradise location with plenty of drama to drive ratings. Great Britain's Laura Robson is a passionate fan:

Playing in just his second event back since hip surgery in January, Murray put on a strong performance to win, 6-1, 6-3. Both multiple Grand Slam champions needed wildcards to enter the event with Murray ranked No. 156 and Wawrinka ranked No. 225.

The last time they faced off was in the semifinals of the French Open last year, which seems like centuries ago given what both have been through. Wawrinka won that encounter in five sets; he would undergo knee surgery just months later in August. Both would miss their entire seasons after Wimbledon and would watch their rankings plummet.

Both have also endured stop and starts in 2018, yet seem to have regained their full health just in time for Wimbledon, which starts next week. Murray hasn't officially committed to his home Slam. 

"I’m not going to decide until nearer the time," he said. "I need to see how my body pulls up after a match – I’ll hopefully play at least two matches this week. So I’ll see how I feel tomorrow. Hopefully the hip feels good and take it from there."


A LANDMARK DOCUMENTARY DURING THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS EVENT IN SPORTS, CELEBRATING THE UNPARALLELED FEDERER-RIVALRY AND 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREATEST MATCH EVER PLAYED.

In association with All England Lawn & Tennis Club, Rock Paper Scissors Entertainment and Amblin Television.  Directed by Andrew Douglas.