Murray Advances at Wimbledon

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Andy Murray has successfully begun his
bid to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936.

The No. 3-seeded Murray defeated American Robert Kendrick 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4 in the first round Tuesday.

A capacity crowd on Centre Court roared when Murray closed out the victory. The Scotsman hit 51 winners and committed only 19 unforced errors while losing serve once.

Murray raised expectations among Brits when he won his first grass-court title at Queen's this month.