Murray Begins Defence with Win, Nadal through to Round Two

Murray Begins Defence with Win, Nadal through to Round Two”

Andy Murray's Wimbledon prospects look a whole lot brighter after a confident first-round win over lucky loser Alexander Bublik. "I've had hip problems since I was very young", he said.

Australia's John Millman, his first round rival on Monday, is the current 137.

Facing world number 134 Bublik should be a gentle introduction to the tournament for Murray, who is desperately short of match practice on grass after a shock Queen's Club first-round loss against unheralded Australian Jordan Thompson.

Nadal's last Wimbledon title was back in 2010 and he faces a tough road again this year, with Andy Murray or Stan Wawrinka lying in the last four before a potential final showdown against Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic.

"I'll be fine to play the event and play seven matches".

"It was not the easiest match to play because of the way he plays".

It's also his 50th match at Wimbledon.

That defeat stunned Murray's fans but the Scot says he's feeling in a positive frame of mind as he goes in search of his third Wimbledon title. Brown beat Rafael Nadal in the second round in 2015.

"You know he's going to go for it and you know he hits a lot of dropshots".

'I think she kind of recognises me when I'm on the TV, ' he said during an interview with Eurosport.

Venus Williams is also through to the second round of Wimbledon after a 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 victory over Elise Mertens.

The previous four sets had all gone to tie-breaks, and in total 61 consecutive games went with serve until Bedene finally wore the 38-year-old Croatian down.

An elderly man in the other vehicle suffered head injuries in the collision and died on June 22. Angelique Kerber is the top seed and the reigning runner-up, but the German has been unable to find her stellar 2016 form so far this season. "I was doing everything I could to help it, but just not enough time", said Kyrgios, who ruled out surgery for the time being. "I saw him on the practice courts, but then I thought he moved great [during the match]".

Konta is over the first hurdle after she exacted swift revenge on her recent French Open conqueror Hsieh Su-wei 6-2 6-2.

The two-time Wimbledon champion missed last year's tournament with a wrist injury and, dogged by chronic knee problems, he has often struggled to deal with the low bounce of the ball on grass.

Kim Clijsters, Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong are the only women to have won a Grand Slam after having a child.

Murray has the experience of already playing as a defending champion of this trophy at the 2014 Wimbledon and should have grown accustomed to that particular sensation.

- Second seed Simona Halep raced through to the second round with a 6-4 6-1 victory over New Zealander Marina Erakovic.

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