Murray marches past Broady

Andy Murray was simply too good for Liam Broady as he beat him 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 to progress into the second round at Wimbledon.

The draw did Great Britain no favours in this one as local fans were forced to watch one of their best dismantle one of their youngest.

Murray got his Wimbledon challenge off to the perfect start as he broke Broady at the first time of asking. Another break was to follow as the Scot laid claim to the first set 6-2.

In the second stanza Murray broke again to lead 3-1 and was unforgiving as he served-out the set and assumed full control of the match.

While Broady finally found some rhythm in the third, it was too little too late as Murray took it 6-4 and with it won the match.

Speaking afterwards, Murray admitted that it was not much fun having to end his training partner's tournament.

"It’s not that easy playing someone you know," he conceded.

"We're both out there just trying to win but it doesn't make it any easier."

Elsewhere, in the last matches that were completed on Tuesday before the rain signaled a close to play on all the outside courts, there were straight-set victories for Feliciano López, Benjamin Becker, Mikhail Kukushkin, Juan Martín del Potro and Roberto Bautista Agut over Rajeev Ram, Facundo Bagnis, Martin Klizan, Stéphane Robert and Jordan Thompson respectively.

While Santiago Giraldo pushed Gilles Müller all the way before the latter was triumphant in a five-set thriller.

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