22 Jun 2011

Murray survives first set loss to advance at Wimbledon

12:15 pm on 22 June 2011

The world tennis number four and fourth seed Andy Murray survived a nervous start to surge into the second round at Wimbledon with a 4-6 6-3 6-0 6-0 win against Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver.

Murray's second experience of playing under the Centre Court roof - closed due to torrential rain - looked like being an uncomfortable one as he dropped the first set in the humid 'indoor' conditions.

But the British number one fought back impressively to avoid his first opening round exit at the All England Club and set up a clash with either Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic or Germany's Tobias Kamke in the second round.

Murray, who has lost in the semi-finals here for the last two years, is bidding to become the first British winner of the Wimbledon men's singles title since Fred Perry in 1936.