The prodigal son returned. Andy Murray (118 °) He was present in the courtyard of the house after four years and debuted with a great victory against Nikoloz Basilashvili (28th) by 6-4, 6-3, 5-7 and 6-3 to advance to the second round of Wimbledon. The former world No. 1 awaits his next opponent.
In a meeting full of emotion, the winner of the 2013 and 2016 editions of the third Major of the season, lifted all the spectators present at the Cathedral, who lived with great joy the return of the most successful tennis player of this time.
The winner of 46 ATP titles had a overwhelming match start, just like the old days, and he took the first two sets in his favor without major inconveniences. In the third, the current world No. 118 achieved a 5-0 lead (he even had two match points) that he failed to capitalize on and ended up giving up the sleeve 7-5. Finally, he hit the accelerator again, improved remarkably with his drive and sealed the shares in the fourth and final set.
The last performance of the former World No. 1 had been in 2017, when he was defeated by American Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals 3-6, 6-4, 6-6 (4), 6-1 and 6-1. At 34 years old, the Scotsman is still more valid than ever.
His rival on the next instance will come out of winner of the meeting between the German Oscar Otte (151 °) and the French Arthur Rinderknech (109 °), who were tied 9-9 in the fifth and decisive set when the match had to be suspended due to intermittent rains and lack of light.