2nd seed Andy Murray showed no mercy to fellow Britain Liam Broady as he launched his Wimbledonassignment with a trustworthy 6-2 6-three 6-four victory on Tuesday.
The day after British qualifier Marcus Willis, the sector quantity 772, made the front and back pages by using achieving the second one round, 235th-ranked Broady changed into given the Centre court docket highlight but performed a subservient function as Murray gave a masterclass.
Murray, the 2013 champion, had no longer confronted a fellow Britain in fifty six preceding Wimbledonmatches while home gamers had now not squared off on the All England membership for 15 years.
Murray admitted beforehand that it had felt “weirdbut it changed into enterprise as traditional as soon as play started as he broke two times to pocket the opening set in 25 mins.
Broady, nevertheless sporting the beard that precipitated a stir when he received a round last yr, contributed to a few 32012fd371b2d8bbf6e5e631dc96cdaf rallies but landed few telling blows as Murray raced away.
Casting his eye skywards as darkish clouds closed in, Murray turned into keen to finish the suit off and he did so with a adorable dropshot.
“He got higher as the fit went on,” Murray informed the BBC. “It changed into exceptional, theecosystem, however I simply desired to win.”
Murray next faces Lu Yen-Hsun of Taiwan.