Andy Murray pays touching tribute to Elena Baltacha

Andy Murray has paid a touching tribute to his friend Elena Baltacha, the former British tennis No. 1 who died of liver cancer.

Playing in his first match since her death on Sunday, Murray added 30-year-old Baltacha's nickname "Bally" with a heart and a kiss to an autograph as he stepped off the court at the Madrid Masters.

Andy Murray paid tribute to his late friend Elena Baltacha after today's match at the Madrid Masters. Credit: REUTER/Susana Vera

Murray also appeared to sign the lens of a courtside camera after beating Spain's Nicolas Almagro to reach the third round of the tournament.