Djokovic, Murray Cruise On At Wimbledon Open

Top seed Novak Djokovic eased into the second round of the men’s singles at Wimbledon with a straight-sets win.
The 2011 champion defeated world number 56 Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-0, 6-1 and 6-4 in one hour and 28 minutes.
Sixth seed Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic survived an early scare before advancing to the next round.
There were also wins for 12th seed Ernests Gulbis, 17th seed Mikhail Youzhny and Queen’s Club champion Grigor Dimitrov, the 11th seed.
But Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, seeded 18th, is out. Verdasco led Andy Murray two sets to love before losing to the eventual champion in last year’s quarter-finals, but was beaten 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 and 6-2 by Australia’s world number 58 Marinko Matosevic.
Also, Murray opened the defence of his Wimbledon title with victory over David Goffin, after walking on to Centre Court to a standing ovation.
Murray, 27, received a rapturous reception as he fulfilled the tradition of returning men’s champions by opening play on Centre Court.
The Briton, seeded third, had expected to feel the pressure of the occasion but he swept past Goffin 6-1, 6-4 and 7-5.
He will play Slovenian Blaz Rola in the second round on Wednesday. “I thought it was a very high standard match,” Murray told bbcsport.


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