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Andy Murray v David Goffin LIVE: The latest news from Wimbledon 2014

2014 Wimbledon 

Follow game-by-game updates as Murray begins the defence of his Wimbledon crown, with reporting by Joe Krishnan

    6/23/2014 11:48:48 AM
    • Andy Murray beats David Goffin 6-1 6-4 7-5 to reach the second round of Wimbledon
    6/23/2014 11:35:40 AM
    Welcome to The Independent's coverage of Andy Murray's first round match against David Goffin.
    6/23/2014 11:33:58 AM
    We're just 15 minutes away from the start of Andy Murray's Wimbledon title defence, and the Scot feels he is in the best shape possible to defend his crown.

    Can he emerge victorious at SW19 again?
    6/23/2014 11:46:33 AM
    In his column in today's Independent, Nick Bollettieri says that only Andy Murray can motivate himself to win Wimbledon again this year - and no coach, not even Amelie Mauresmo, can teach him that.

    Read his piece here.
    6/23/2014 11:55:06 AM
    In case you don't know much about Murray's opponent today, David Goffin, here's a short profile of the Belgian...

    Nationality Belgian

    Age 23

    Residence Liège

    Height 5ft 11in

    Plays Right-handed

    World ranking No 104

    Career titles 0

    Prize-money $972,264

    Wimbledon record 2-2

    Wimbledon best Third round (2012)

    Head-to-head 0

    6/23/2014 11:57:35 AM
    The players are now out on Centre Court, with Murray receiving a warm applause from the Wimbledon crowd.
    6/23/2014 12:01:07 PM

    Murray can expect strong support on Centre Court this lunchtime. That's if they've got any energy left. Apparently fans have been queuing for tickets since Saturday.

    6/23/2014 12:01:14 PM
    Speaking of tickets, there are reports that tickets for Murray's opener have been going for as high as £800, according to some fans...

    6/23/2014 12:04:52 PM
    And it appears there are few celebrities in the crowd today, too.

    6/23/2014 12:06:15 PM
    Andy Murray* 6-1 6-4 6-5 David Goffin
    Once again, the unpredictable backhand of Goffin catches Murray by surprise with a nice shot down the line. But with opportunity to win the game at 40-15, his wild backhand is too long and, coupled with a double-fault, allows Murray back in at deuce. Murray gets the break point as a beleaguered Goffin hits into the net and is surely on his way to the second round after grabbing the first break of the set.
    6/23/2014 2:08:50 PM
    Andy Murray 6-1 6-4 7-5 David Goffin
    GAME, SET AND MATCH, MURRAY! Goffin does extremely well to send Murray racing round the court and picks up a 0-30 lead. But Murray then keeps his composure to pull it back to 40-30 to secure his first match point, which he seals in style with a fine ace. A confident performance from the Scot, and a straight sets victory to go with it.
    6/23/2014 2:14:39 PM
    Andy Murray 6-1 6-4 7-5 David Goffin
    The British Number One brushes off any possible upset as he begins the defence of his Wimbledon title with a comprehensive victory over David Goffin. The Belgian had a nervy start but at 23, showed a lot of promise and his performance in the latter stages of the game will give him a confidence boost at the very least.
    6/23/2014 2:19:46 PM
    Twitter reacts as Murray books his place in the second round of Wimbledon.

    6/23/2014 2:23:49 PM
    Andy Murray 6-1 6-4 7-5 David Goffin
    Murray will now move onto the second round and, as he attempts to defend his Wimbledon crown, his possible opponents are: David Ferrer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

    Thank you for tuning in this afternoon, and be sure to follow us for Murray's next match later this week.
    6/23/2014 2:30:35 PM
    6/23/2014 2:46:11 PM
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