Andy Murray was pleased with his offense during his 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win over Liam Broady in the first round of Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Murray faced little trouble during the match, which he was delighted about as he admitted that first round matches are never easy.
Despite cruising to victory in 102 minutes, Murray praised Broady for putting up more of a fight as the match progressed.
“I served pretty well, offensively I did some good stuff. First matches are always tricky, it was pretty breezy. It’s not that easy playing someone you know so well,” he told reporters. “When we start the match we are both trying to win but it doesn’t make it any eaiser. Liam played better as the match went on, he got better and fought through until the end and played some good stuff.
“The crowd always gets behind both players, today was the same and Liam got a nice ovation at the end when he left the court.”
Murray, who won Wimbledon back in 2013, will face Taipei’s Yen Hsun Lu in the second round after he defeated Russian qualifier Alex Kudryatsev 6-4 6-1 6-4.