Wimbledon: Murray beats Alexander Bublik, enters second round

Britain's Andy Murray reacts after winning against Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik during their men's singles first round match in the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London. July 3, 2017. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 03, 2017, 02.55 PM (IST)

The defending Wimbledon champ Andy Murray reached the second round Monday with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over Kazakh lucky loser Alexander Bublik.

Despite two short breaks for rain Murray stayed in his groove, nailing the corners and his serves to simply overpower his opponent, Reuters reported.

Bublik had made the draw despite losing his last qualifying match to Daniel Brands in five sets, The Guardian said.

Next up for Murray is Dustin Brown, the German serve-volleyer who knocked out Rafael Nadal two years ago. 

German world number 97 Brown came back from a set and a break down to beat Portugal's Joao Sousa 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-4.