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Andy Murray beats Ryan Peniston at the All England Club in 2023.

Andy Murray has never lost in the first round of Wimbledon, and his win over fellow Briton Ryan Peniston was a good sign.

Murray, who has won two Grand Slam titles and is placed 40th in the world, got off to a slow start against wild card Peniston on Centre Court.

But the Scot had more class and fought off break points early on, then stepped it up to win 6-3, 6-0, 6-1.

Murray, who is 36, will play either the fifth-seeded Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas or the 2020 US Open winner Dominic Thiem in the second round.

Their game was one of many that were supposed to happen on Tuesday but couldn’t because it rained hard and for a long time in south-west London.

Murray and Peniston, who is placed 268th, were two of the few players who could finish their first-round matches. Their all-British match took place under the roof of Centre Court.

Cameron Norrie, who is ranked number one among British men, was also able to play. He played his first match against Czech Tomas Machac on Court One.

Katie Boulter and George Loffhagen, both from Britain, started their matches on Tuesday morning but had to leave the outside courts shortly after 12:00 BST because of rain.

On day two, play was stopped for a few hours because of bad weather, and it didn’t look like it would get much better for the rest of the evening.


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