Result: Andy Murray begins Wimbledon defence with straight-sets victory

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray begins the defence of his SW19 title with a straight-sets victory over Belgium's David Goffin.

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray began the defence of his SW19 title with a straight-sets victory over Belgium's David Goffin this afternoon.

Opening this year's proceedings on Centre Court, Murray started confidently and had the first set wrapped up 6-1 in just half an hour.

Andy Murray celebrates getting through the first round of Wimbledon on June 23, 2014.© Getty Images

Murray broke early in the second and never looked in trouble on his own serve as he moved further in front by taking the set 6-4.

Goffin was more composed in the third set and had break-point chances on the Murray serve, but couldn't take them and was soon put away.

Murray broke through to go 6-5 in front before finishing the encounter with his eighth ace.

Up next for the Scot in round two is a match against Slovenia's Blaz Rola on Wednesday.

Andy Murray celebrates with the Wimbledon trophy on July 07, 2013.
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
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19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060