Andy Murray starts his defence on Centre Court

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As the 128th edition of the Wimbledon Championship and the third Grand Slam event of the year officially started today, defending champion Andy Murray will begin his campaign against the 24-year-old Belgian David Goffin, who he has never met before on the professional tour.

Expectations are sky high as Andy Murray ended Britain’s 77 year wait, for a men’s singles champion exactly a year ago. Following his historic victory against world No. 2 Novak Djokovic last summer, the Scot will be hoping to land another major title.

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“I don’t know how I’m going to deal with it because it’s something I’ve never had to do before,” said Murray on his title defence, adding: “But last year the final was definitely the most pressure I’d felt in all the years I’d played here and I managed to come through it. That comes with age and experience.”

The World No. 5 did not get off to the best of starts to his grass court season, as the 27-year-old failed to defend his title at the Queen’s championship. Murray and Goffin are expected to open on Centre court at 14:00 today.






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