Andy Murray and wife expecting baby number two

Andy Murray and wife expecting baby number two

Andy Murray and wife expecting baby number two

Murray is defending his Wimbledon title after taking home the championship past year.

Murray was still limping a bit on his sore left hip between points but during play he moved well and he hit the ground running at the start of his title defence.

Top seed and world number one Murray downed Kazakh lucky loser Alexander Bublik 6-1, 6-4, 6-2, shrugging off two brief rain delays and showing little sign of the hip problem that had plagued him in the build-up.

"This is an extremely important tournament, so you worry a little bit".

"I haven't been in that sort of position too often, only a few days before a slam, and not felt good at all", he said.

As he prepared for Wimbledon, Bublik told the Herald Scotland that the consistency of players like Murray leaves him bored: "It's interesting to see highlights, how they're finishing the ball, but when they're rallying for, like, 45 shots, you're sitting there and you're feeling: 'Can I quit tennis please?'"

"So just gonna have to try and find a way, be aggressive and try and not have him play the type of game he wants to play".

I feel much better, it was a good decision.

It might not be everyone's ideal preparation for a good night's sleep, but fortunately I've got used to plunging myself into ice-cold water over the years and I don't mind it, I'm OK.

Murray, aiming to defend a Grand Slam title for the first time in his career and become the first British player to do so since Fred Perry in 1936, looked uneasy on the practice courts earlier Monday morning.

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When he arrived in Paris for the French Open, Murray was in a similar state of disarray: his form was in tatters, his confidence was ragged and, to make matters worse, he had a stinking cold. "I felt comfortable underfoot today", said Murray. I didn't know much about my opponent.

Another break of serve in the sixth game gave Murray a 5-1 lead and in the following game the British number one served out the set to 0. "I think it's very even when we put it all out on the line", he said. I'm going out there trying to win Wimbledon again. "I'll work a bit on my passing shots and lobs because it will be a different match against Dustin Brown".

Murray won that clash in straight sets and Brown is expecting another stern examination. The former Australian Open finalist won 6-3 6-2 6-2 in just 82 minutes as Norrie - who only turned professional last month and is yet to play a full ATP ranking event - was dumped out without alarm. "Hopefully I'm able to deal with things better this time round", he said.

"The last few days have been very good".

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