‘Just an exhibition?’ – Andy Murray delighted with 60th career victory at ‘best tournament in the world’ Wimbledon
Andy Murray refuted again the idea that this year’s Wimbledon is like an exhibition with its lack of ranking points, achieving a career milestone with his first round victory on Monday.
The two-time Wimbledon champion closed proceedings on the opening day of play on Centre Court by downing James Duckworth 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in front of a raucous crowd.
Moreover, Murray now has 60 wins at SW19, extending his Wimbledon record as being his most successful Major in terms of both titles and overall wins.
After fulfilling his press duties, Murray took to social media to mark the occasion.
He captioned an Instagram post: “Just an exhibition (shrug emoji).
“Great to be back competing at the best tournament in the world, Wimbledon (tag).
“Nice to pick up my 60th match win here.
“Thanks for the love and support.”
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As he has many times, Murray soaked up the energy of Centre Court, for many the most prestigious venue in the entire sport.
However, despite all he has achieved at the grass Slam, the Brit is not precious about where he ends up playing.
He said in his post-match press conference on Monday: “I’ll play on any court, I really don’t mind.
“Wherever they decide to play me is fine.
“I feel very lucky and fortunate that I’ve got to play, I don’t know how many times, but a lot of times on Centre Court throughout the years.
“I love playing on that court, I feel very comfortable on it.”
Should Murray play on Centre Court again come Wednesday he may need that comfort.
That is because he takes on 2018 Wimbledon semi-finalist and big-serving American John Isner in a tough second round test.
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