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The defending champion arrived on Centre Court later than anticipated, following Kyle Edmund’s five-set defeat against Fernando Verdasco, and he made light work of his American opponent to seal a 6-3 6-2 6-2 win in one hour and 33 minutes.

The world number two was edged out in the first-set tiebreak and never recovered, suffering a double break in the second set before going down 7-6, 6-2.

Murray, who became the first British player in 77 years to win the men’s singles title at the All England Club in 2013, is retiring from tennis this year due to continuing pain in his hip.

The move will prevent a repeat of the marathon matches that have previously occurred at the tournament, including the world-record match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut in 2010 that reached 70-68 in the final set and lasted over 11 hours

Reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber has split from coach Wim Fissette, the player’s entourage announced Tuesday.

Williams, who made the Wimbledon final last month but withdrew from last week’s Rogers Cup in Montreal for personal reasons, cracked eight aces and was never broken as she dispatched the 24-year-old Australian.

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic’s has stopped working with his “spiritual guru” Pepe Imaz as his coach Marijan Vajda feels its a distraction.