Andy Murray wins first Wimbledon match
01 Jul 2015
Andy Murray is through to the second round at Wimbledon after defeating Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets.
The former Wimbledon champ beat the Russian tennis player 6-4 7-6 (7-3) (6-4) with the match lasting just over two hours.
The Scottish tennis star, seeded third, will now go through to the second round of the 2015 Wimbledon championships where he will face the Dutch player Robin Hasse.
Mikhail Kukushkin, who is ranked 59th, gave Andy Murray a tough battle on the court. Speaking to the BBC, Andy Murray said, “Towards the end of that second set I missed 10 or 11 first serves in a row, so I gave him the opportunity to be aggressive.
"I wasn't surprised, I've seen some of the results when he has played on the big courts before. He's a tough player when he's going for his shots and making them.”
Andy Murray won Wimbledon in 2013 after he beat the current world number one Novak Djokovic, following his win at the London Olympics in 2012. Last year he returned to the tournament but was eliminated during the quarterfinals.
Elsewhere in the Wimbledon world, reigning men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic will take on Jarkko Nieminen on the Centre Court later today. Second seed Roger Federer and tenth seed Rafael Nadal have also made it through the second round of Wimbledon.
Wimbledon continues until Sunday 12 July when the Men’s Final will take place on the Centre Court. Tickets for Wimbledon are now on sale here.