Andy Murray overcame searing heat and a tough opening opponent in the shape of Mikhail Kukushkin as the No 3 seed secured safe passage to the second round.
A first-round match does not usually fill the press seats, but on Tuesday the place was full to see if Rafa Nadal’s wobbly form would end his Wimbledon campaign in early ignominy.
Romanian Simona Halep became the highest seed to join the Wimbledon first-round exodus as she perished to Jana Cepelova 5-7 6-4 6-3 on Tuesday.
As the majority of the British fans watched Andy Murray in action, Aljaz Bedene walked out onto Court 8 for an experience that was to prove very different from his last two appearances in SW19.
NICK HARRIS AT WIMBLEDON: Heather Watson ensured there will be a British woman in the second round of the ladies’ singles after a gutsy come-from-behind win over Caroline Garcia.
This Wimbledon probably came a month too soon for Laura Robson, who went out of the first round on Tuesday after losing 6-4 6-4 to Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina.
A 'pumped up' Heather Watson will target 'controlled aggression' to equal her best-ever Wimbledon showing and set up a potential third-round clash with Serena Williams.
LAURIE WHITWELL: After losing in the first round to an opponent situated 105 places lower in the rankings, Eugenie Bouchard failed to immediately locate the exit to Court Three.
Reigning champion Petra Kvitova began the defence of her Wimbledon title in emphatic style as she thrashed Holland's Kiki Bertens in straight sets.
British youngster Kyle Edmund had his Wimbledon 2015 hopes ended after he was beaten in the first round by Alexandr Dolgopolov, the man who beat Rafael Nadal at Queen's Club.
MATCH ZONE: Andy Murray began his Wimbledon campaign with a straight-sets win over Mikhail Kukushkin on Centre Court. Here is Sam Cunningham's match zone from Centre Court.
Andy Murray's bid for a second Wimbledon title got off to the perfect start as the Scot booked his place in round two with a straight-sets victory over Mikhail Kukushkin.
Roger Federer had little trouble in his opening match at Wimbledon as he advanced to the second round in straight sets. The seven-time champion beat Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 on Centre Court.
The second day of Wimbledon promises to be an action-packed affair with British No 1 Andy Murray taking to Centre Court on Tuesday evening.
Eugenie Bouchard revealed she entered Wimbledon with a Grade 2 abdominal tear, a possible explanation for her shock first-round exit at the hands of Duan Ying-Ying. Last year's finalist has endured a miserable 2015 season so far, and...Show More Summary
The top seeds survived Monday's first-round action at Wimbledon 2015 without any real shocks, so the big names in the first half of the draw are set to light up SW19 again on Wednesday. On the men's side, Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori...Show More Summary
Andy Murray had to battle a little harder than he would have liked Tuesday, but he ultimately beat Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets to start his 2015 Wimbledon campaign with a win. The set scores were 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Kukushkin didn't...Show More Summary
Roger Federer cruised into the second round of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships with a straight-sets victory (6-1, 6-3, 6-3) Tuesday over Damir Dzumhur. The 17-time major champion hasn't lost an opening match at the All England Club since 2002. As usual, Federer arrived to the season's third major as one of the top contenders. Show More Summary
Rafael Nadal beat Thomaz Bellucci in a relatively straightforward but uninspiring 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 victory Tuesday at Wimbledon. Nadal kicked off the day's first match on Court 1 against the world No. 42, whom he had beaten on four of four occasions prior to the clash. Show More Summary
World No. 1 Serena Williams and sister Venus Williams may very well clash in the fourth round of the women's singles draw at Wimbledon, but it was announced Tuesday they won't be competing together in doubles. According to Wimbledon's...Show More Summary