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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.

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Andy Murray celebrates with the Wimbledon trophy on July 07, 2013.
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