Andy Murray through to Wimbledon second round after straight sets win

Ryan Peniston was defeated in straight sets on centre court on Tuesday.

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Andy Murray is through to the second round of Wimbledon after a straight sets victory over Ryan Peniston on centre court.

The two-time former champion took the first set 6-3 before winning the second by 6-0 as he took control of the game against his 27-year-old opponent.

And the 36-year-old Scot secured the match with a 6-1 win in the third set to book a place in the next round and extend his run at the flagship UK tournament.

Judy Murray watched on as her son dominated proceedings.

A more difficult test will await in the second round, with the winner of the clash between fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Thiem up next, but the crispness with which Murray struck the ball off the ground certainly appears to bode well.

It comes ten years after Murray’s first Wimbledon title as he looks to roll back the years with a good run in London.

He followed up his 2013 victory over Novak Djokovic with another win at Wimbledon three years later when he defeated Canadian Milos Raonic in the final.

The Dunblane born star also has two Olympic gold medals, won in 2012 and 2016, and a US Open title that he won in 2012.

Earlier in the day on Tuesday, Roger Federer showed he is still king of Centre Court after a special welcome marked his record-breaking achievements at Wimbledon.

The 41-year-old was back at the scene of his eight titles for the first time since he retired last September and was celebrated in the Royal Box ahead of the start of play on Tuesday.

Federer, who was fresh from appearing on stage with Coldplay in Zurich over the weekend, received a rapturous standing ovation and was visibly moved before taking his seat next to the Princess of Wales.

The celebration did threaten to upstage Elena Rybakina, the defending women’s champion who began her title defence against American Shelby Rogers with a three-set win.

Federer did return last year to celebrate Centre Court’s centenary but he has found things a lot easier this year.

He told CNN: “It feels OK now. Last year was hard, because I was still trying to play but struggling with my knee so bad.

“Last year was the 100-year anniversary of Centre Court, and I came back and I got an incredible ovation… I remember saying on court that I hope to see you next year – and I truly meant that.

“Funny enough, I don’t miss so much being out on court anymore just because I know the body couldn’t do it.

“So I think it’s good that I couldn’t or I can’t, which then lets me watch and follow tennis as a total fan.

“I think planning ahead and planning quite far ahead for personal moments with my family and friends, I think that’s what I enjoy the most.

“Life’s honestly been good. I didn’t play so much anymore at the end. So actually I feel like the transition was super smooth.”

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