Murray wins Wimbledon opener


Andy Murray recovered from dropping the first set to beat James Duckworth and reach the second round at Wimbledon.

Playing for the first time since suffering an abdominal injury in the final of the Stuttgart Open earlier this month, Murray came through 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 in two hours and 43 minutes under a closed roof on Centre Court.

Murray, who has never lost before the third round at Wimbledon, next faces former semi-finalist John Isner, who needed five sets to beat French qualifier Enzo Couacaud.

Former world No 1 Murray leads the head to head 8-0 against the big-serving American.

“It’s amazing to be back out here with a full crowd,” said Murray in his on-court interview.

“I am getting on a bit now so I don’t know how many more opportunities I will get to play on this court so I want to make the most of every time. Glad I managed to get through and hopefully get another match on here in a couple of days.